A career as a preschool teacher and battle with breast cancer, ground Smithbauer's philanthropic efforts
With a mission to educate congregations on the importance of acceptance, ReconcilingWorks establishes religious safe havens for queer Lutherans
President, Wayne State University
Barn Sanctuary is providing a second chance at life to cows, sheep, goats, and more
A local grassroots organization helps connect entrepreneurs and startups for the benefit of all
For volunteers at Common Ground’s resource and crisis help line, saving a life can be as simple as picking up the phone
In crafting jewelry, women survivors of physical and sexual abuse are earning an income, finding their voice, and restoring their self-confidence
A new wave of leaders on why they won't back down for the causes they believe in
Social media platforms allow activists to support the causes they’re passionate about from the comfort of their own computers, tablets, or cellular devices. Can this method effect true change?
The Greater Detroit Philanthropy Awards are back with eight new recipients
With over 20 years of experience, Utech and her team have championed funds that have seen benefit outside of Wayne State’s campus.
One in four Detroit students will not graduate high school
The Tricycle Collective has a unique approach to helping Detroiters fight tax foreclosure
An all-girls robotics team is opening doors for women in STEM
Answers to all the questions you've always wanted to ask
It's one of the last remaining in the country
It's still one of the country's wealthiest places, but the aftershocks of the Great Recession have left many struggling to get by – or get ahead
In Detroit, improving residents’ access to fresh, healthy foods is rooted in the struggle for social justice
When a group of volunteers saw their local shelter needed help, they decided the best solution was to adopt it
For a long time, Detroit was the largest city in America that didn’t recycle. It took a major DIY citizen effort to change that
Rent-to-own tiny houses could put the American dream within reach
As the gay rights movement continues to gain ground, LGBT Detroit expands to meet the needs of the community
West Bloomfield nonprofit expands its opportunities for adults with special needs with the opening of a new café and gallery space
Money does more than talk when you buy from these mission-driven businesses
giveyoung.org initiative seeks to inspire the next generation of philanthropists
The Detroit Party Marching Band seeks to inspire musicianship and creativity with its new youth corps.
Despite neighborhood changes, Mariners Inn holds fast to its mission to provide safe harbor for those struggling with addiction
Area agencies ease resettlement challenges for refugees, asylum-seekers, and victims of torture or human trafficking
The Detroit Zoological Society’s dedication to its mission — plus a healthy ecosystem of members, donors, and voters — spurs new exhibits and record-setting attendance
In Flint's hour of need, Detroit - and the rest of the world - stepped forward
Detroit high-schoolers get a lesson in community development, gender equality, and education abroad through international nonprofit buildOn
Entrepreneurs, innovators, and residents share their recipes for city improvement at microfunding forum Detroit Soup.
Detroit area nonprofits play a unique tune when it comes to music education, performance, and youth engagement.
Five metro Detroit couples who donate their time, energy, and resources to each other and their communities.
Nonprofit Humble Design completely furnishes living spaces for families in need.
Money goes a long way with a purchase from these local businesses.
Detroit nonprofit Life Remodeled continues to revamp local schools, homes, and communities on a grand scale.
Dearborn’s Center for Arab American Philanthropy harnesses its giving power to help programs near and far