Detroit, MI (March 24, 2019)—The Milford-based Walters Family Foundation is seeking new proposals from Michigan nonprofits after funding programs focused on arts education and conservation in 2018.
The foundation has funded projects around the region including a microgrant program for entrepreneurs in Eastern Market, and the Detroit Institute of Arts' "DIA Head Start" program, which aims to connect the museum with underserved preschoolers and parents who haven't had previous exposure to it.
Another project the foundation funded in 2018 was a sustainable public courtyard by Midtown Detroit Inc. within the Selden Innovation Corridor hub for entrepreneurs in the neighborhood, providing a community space that is also environmentally conscious, with permeable pavement and bioswales that help drainage.
The foundation, which made more than $330,000 in grants in 2018. Among the groups receiving funding were Midtown Detroit Inc., the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy, the DIA and the Michigan Education Excellence Foundation.