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2021-2022 Detroit Grant Competition

Addressing equity and community-centered development in Detroit.

Humanity in Action’s 2021-2022 Detroit Grant Competition focuses on projects by Fellows and Senior Fellows that address equity and community-centered development in Detroit. Humanity in Action invited project proposals that address and center some of the current needs of people living in Detroit’s neighborhoods. Due to COVID-19 this work is more important than ever. We grant project funding from $500-$5,000 for projects to be implemented on the ground during the fall of 2021-spring of 2022.

Projects are eligible if they are implemented and benefit neighborhoods of Detroit with a focus on community development outcomes including but not limited to: equitable redevelopment, job creation, blight abatement, open space activation, human resource and education, knowledge exchange, and cultural preservation. Project proposals will be considered and awarded based on project feasibility and overall impact.

  • We invited Fellows and Senior Fellows submit project proposals by August 15, 2021;
  • Due to the generous support of the RNR Foundation, projects are awarded between $500 to $5,000;
  • All projects must take place in Detroit.  Fellows not currently living in Detroit may apply, but must partner with Detroit-based individuals or groups (Fellow or Senior Fellow or non-profit organization detailed in the project proposal);
  • Humanity in Action encourages collaboration. Proposals may be submitted by Fellows and Senior Fellows and partners from their own networks.


Our Supporters

We thank the RNR Foundation and the Citizens Charitable Foundation (CCF) for their generous support of this project.

RNR Foundation