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AFP Interview Series: Nominee Karen Smithbauer

A career as a preschool teacher and battle with breast cancer, ground Smithbauer's philanthropic efforts

The Good

An LGBTQ+ Godsend

With a mission to educate congregations on the importance of acceptance, ReconcilingWorks establishes religious safe havens for queer Lutherans

An Hour with ... Dr. M. Roy Wilson

President, Wayne State University

Farm Friends

Barn Sanctuary is providing a second chance at life to cows, sheep, goats, and more

Growing Together

A local grassroots organization helps connect entrepreneurs and startups for the benefit of all

On Call

For volunteers at Common Ground’s resource and crisis help line, saving a life can be as simple as picking up the phone

Mending Through Metal

In crafting jewelry, women survivors of physical and sexual abuse are earning an income, finding their voice, and restoring their self-confidence

Advocacy in the New Age

A new wave of leaders on why they won't back down for the causes they believe in

Slacktivism

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?

Do Good

The Greater Detroit Philanthropy Awards are back with eight new recipients

AFP Interview Series: Nominee Tracy Utech

With over 20 years of experience, Utech and her team have championed funds that have seen benefit outside of Wayne State’s campus.

This Detroit Fashion Brand is Tackling the City's Dropout Problem

One in four Detroit students will not graduate high school

How Crowdfunding is Helping Detroit Families Stay in Their Homes

The Tricycle Collective has a unique approach to helping Detroiters fight tax foreclosure

Robots are the Future, and These Detroit Girls Will Be Building Them

An all-girls robotics team is opening doors for women in STEM

Here's What Actually Happens When You Donate Your Body to Science

Answers to all the questions you've always wanted to ask

Hamtramck is Trying to Save its Historic Negro League-Era Ballpark

It's one of the last remaining in the country

Getting By in Oakland County

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

Politics You Can Eat

In Detroit, improving residents’ access to fresh, healthy foods is rooted in the struggle for social justice

The Rescuers Downriver

When a group of volunteers saw their local shelter needed help, they decided the best solution was to adopt it

Meet the People Who Made Recycling Happen in Detroit

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

Home Self-Improvement

Rent-to-own tiny houses could put the American dream within reach

Out Another Step

As the gay rights movement continues to gain ground, LGBT Detroit expands to meet the needs of the community

Widening the Circle

West Bloomfield nonprofit expands its opportunities for adults with special needs with the opening of a new café and gallery space

Purchase With a Purpose

Money does more than talk when you buy from these mission-driven businesses

The Young and the Selfless

giveyoung.org initiative seeks to inspire the next generation of philanthropists

Crash Course

The Detroit Party Marching Band seeks to inspire musicianship and creativity with its new youth corps.

Dropping Anchor

Despite neighborhood changes, Mariners Inn holds fast to its mission to provide safe harbor for those struggling with addiction

Smoothing the Transition

Area agencies ease resettlement challenges for refugees, asylum-seekers, and victims of torture or human trafficking

Living Proof

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

Waves of Support

In Flint's hour of need, Detroit - and the rest of the world - stepped forward

Building Perspective

Detroit high-schoolers get a lesson in community development, gender equality, and education abroad through international nonprofit buildOn

Melting Pot

Entrepreneurs, innovators, and residents share their recipes for city improvement at microfunding forum Detroit Soup.

Striking a Chord

Detroit area nonprofits play a unique tune when it comes to music education, performance, and youth engagement.

Dynamic Duos

Five metro Detroit couples who donate their time, energy, and resources to each other and their communities.

Home At Last

Nonprofit Humble Design completely furnishes living spaces for families in need.

Charitable Treasures

Money goes a long way with a purchase from these local businesses.

Here Comes the Neighborhood

Detroit nonprofit Life Remodeled continues to revamp local schools, homes, and communities on a grand scale.

Nonprofit Powerhouse

Dearborn’s Center for Arab American Philanthropy harnesses its giving power to help programs near and far