The Detroit Initiative
The Cedar Tree Foundation has an interest in sustainable redevelopment in Detroit, including projects and efforts around urban agriculture, sustainable food systems, and economic redevelopment. We fund projects that support, protect, and improve the quality of life for long-term Detroit residents through community engagement, development, education and employment security. Cedar Tree’s Detroit Initiatives explore how the three “P’s” of sustainability (People, Places and Profit) can work in harmony to further enhance our funding in Detroit. We focus our grantmaking through a people-first lens, exemplifying environmental, social, racial, and economic justice.
A list of current grantees is provided below. If your organization is working in areas that overlap with Cedar Tree’s Detroit Initiatives we would love to hear from you. The best way to share your information is to fill out the LOI form below. We review submissions on an on-going basis and will be in touch if we have questions or follow-up. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Cedar Tree's Grants and Communications Manager, Dana Karlsson Campion.
Current Grants List:
Bailey Park Project for Project Support of Bailey Park, $10,000
Detroit Food & Entrepreneurship Academy for general support, $10,000
Detroit Food Policy Council for general support, $10,000
Doing Development Differently in Metro Detroit for general support, $10,000
Eastside Community Network for two project support grants totaling $334,000 which will support ECN, and partner organizations in the development and implementation of the McDougall Hunt Project.
EcoWorks for Project Support for sustainability initiatives in McDougall Hunt Neighborhood, $3,000
Elevate Energy for general support, $10,000
FoodLab Detroit for general support, $10,000
Keep Growing Detroit for general support, $12,000
Street Democracy for project support for the Street Outreach Court Detroit, $10,000
Letter Of Inquiry Form
Please fill out the form below if your work overlaps with Cedar Tree's current interests. Thank you in advance for sharing information about your organization with us.