Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Hudson-Webber grants $1.5 million to Detroit organizations

Four Detroit non-profit organizations got a helping hand last week when the Detroit-based Hudson-Webber Foundation approved a total of $1,517,000 in grants for the companies.

According to this article in Crain's Detroit Business, the breakdown of the recently-approved grant funds are as follows:

$517,000 to Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit. Goodwill assists individuals with disabilities or employment barriers in becoming independent through training, work and community engagement.

$300,000 to Habitat for Humanity Detroit. This branch of the widely-known national organization was responsible for a 30-home building blitz in the D last summer.

$300,000 to United Way for Southeastern Michigan. Grant funds will be used to help fund the organization's new 2-1-1 hotline.

$200,000 to the Midtown-based University Cultural Center Association. The funds are ear-marked for use within the Woodward Corridor.

$200,000 to VIP Mentoring Detroit for assistance with their mentoring program for children with incarcerated parents.

The purpose of the Hudson-Webber Foundation is to improve the vitality and quality of life within the Detroit community, which it does by focusing on the following five areas: the arts, economic development, the physical revitalization of Detroit, the Detroit Medical Center and safe communities.

Since 1939, the Hudson-Webber Foundation has given more than $125 million to Detroit-area organizations.

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