2022 – 2023 Neighborhood Opportunity Fund Subrecipients

Accounting Aid Society - Awarded $88,750 for addressing economic opportunity by ensuring Detroit residents obtain access to the tax refunds and credits to which they are entitled. (Education)

Bridging Communities - Awarded $77,250 for senior activities; non-medical transportation to doctor’s visits, nutritional support. Volunteer training to provide small home repairs and home chore services. (Seniors)

Clark Park Coalition - Awarded $72,250 for providing youth with after-school and summer recreational, educational, and sports programs that increase life and social skills; assisting with homework; teaching healthy eating and nutrition education; and providing youth employment opportunities. (Recreation)

Center for Employment Opportunities - Awarded $77,250 for running the CEO program which aims to reduce recidivism and improve employment outcomes for people returning home from incarceration. (Education)

Cody Rouge Community Action Alliance - Awarded $72,250 for promoting the personal development of the neighborhood's youth by providing them with opportunities to engage in authentic decision-making and strong adult-youth partnerships through recreational programming and the Cody Rouge Youth Services Council. (Recreation)

Coleman A. Young Foundation - Awarded $61,978 for providing an after-school program for youth 6-12, youth leadership development program, parents’ workshops, life skills programming, and instilling confidence in Detroit students. (Education)

DAPCEP (Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program) - Awarded $67,250 for partnering with universities, training programs, and K-12 school systems in order to connect youth to the best science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) educational experiences. (Education)

Delray United Action Council - Awarded $67,250 for providing transportation to senior residents living within the project area who are in need of transportation to school to obtain their GED, medical appointments, food shopping and to the Delray Center. DUAC also has an adult day care program that provides food & friendship/congregate meals, arts & crafts and senior outings. (Seniors)


Disability Network – Awarded $67,250 for providing a program that teaches independent living skills. (Seniors)

Dominican Literacy Center - Awarded $77,250 for providing educational programs to tutor adults to read, write, and perform basic math operations, GED preparation, as well as learning computer skills. (Education)

Family Assistance for Renaissance Men – Awarded $62,250 for providing job training, mentorship and legal assistance to low-income Detroit fathers. (Education)
International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit - Awarded $77,250 for providing adult educational services including ESL, GED, and financial empowerment classes, career development and vocational training programs as well as immigration/legal services. (Education)

Jefferson East, Inc. - Awarded $72,250 for providing the community with supplemental police patrols, crime statistic monitoring, resident safety organizing, safety assessments, target hardening services, and domestic violence prevention and recovery services. (Public Safety)

L&L Adult Day Care - Awarded $72,250 for providing adult day care services for senior citizens age 60 or older with or without developmental disabilities, mental impairments and/or physical disabilities, as well as providing respite for caregivers. (Seniors)

LASED (Latin Americans for Social and Economic Development) - Awarded $72,250 for operating a senior center in Southwest Detroit which operates a food and friendship program, health and disease prevention classes for primarily Hispanic senior citizens who are monolingual or limited English-speaking. (Seniors)

Luella Hannan Memorial Foundation (Hannan Center) - Awarded $77,250 for providing case management, information/referral, legal assistance, and small emergency grants to Detroit seniors. (Seniors)

Matrix Human Services - Awarded $77,250 for providing services to seniors to increase self-sufficiency in their homes. Services include access to direct services, nutritional and emergency food assistance, transportation services, and medical services. (Seniors)

Mercy Education Project - Awarded $77,250 for providing educational opportunities, life skills development, and cultural enrichment to help at-risk girls and women in Southwest Detroit. (Education)

My Community Dental Center - Awarded $77,250 for providing oral healthcare, including complete and partial dentures, to low-income patients within the City of Detroit. (Health)

Project Healthy Community - Awarded $72,250 for providing the Family Wellness Program to improve the health of Detroit residents through improved health literacy, health behaviors, nutrition, and exercise. The program seeks to strengthen the relationship between participants and their primary care providers. (Health)

SER Metro Detroit - Awarded $72,250 for providing an Educational GED and Workforce Development program. Adult Basic Education programs provide Detroit youth and adults education in literacy, mathematics, and science. (Education)

Siena Literacy Center - Awarded $67,250 for providing educational one-to-one or small group tutorial services to adults to increase their basic skills, assist ESL learners, increase computer literacy and prepare them for taking the GED or seeking employment. (Education)

Sowing Empowerment & Economic Development (SEED) - Awarded $62,250 for providing youth with educational opportunities through an Integrated Reading Curriculum with access to books, an obesity reduction program and a civil engagement program promoting social, political and economic equity. (Education)

St. Patrick Senior Center - Awarded $88,750 for providing companionship and acting as a liaison with community and medical resources to ensure seniors receive services needed to maintain independence, thereby preventing institutionalization through a daily meal program, an on-site medical clinic, and enhanced senior fitness program. (Seniors)

St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center - Awarded $77,250 for providing free Adult Education through HSE tutoring and workforce development programming. The Adult Education and Workforce Development programming assists students 18 and older in obtaining their HSE High School Equivalency Diploma (GED or HiSET). (Education)

Southwest Economic Solution Corporation - Awarded $77,250 for providing MathUp, an accelerated GED program for adult learners that addresses the significant challenges of passing the math portion of the GED exam. (Education)

Southwest Detroit Business Association - Awarded $62,250 for providing recreation opportunities for youth ages 9-18 with the COMPAS music, dance and theatre programs. (Recreation)

Teen HYPE - Awarded $77,250 for providing educational programs to prepare teens for the next stage of life through life skills development, sexual health education and performing arts training. (Recreation)

The Greening of Detroit - Awarded $67,250 for providing job training and placement services for adults through the Detroit Conservation Corps through classroom instruction, hands-on training, certification opportunities, and integrated support services. (Education)

The Youth Connection - Awarded $77,250 for providing youth programming with career development opportunities by exposing, engaging and training youth for employment, teaching life skills, and assisting with internship and certification opportunities. (Education)

Urban Neighborhood Initiative - Awarded $62,250 for ensuring all residents have access to primary and secondary education and post-secondary education and job training opportunities that lead to economic stability and growth. (Education)

Wellspring - Awarded $77,250 for providing math and reading curriculum, recreation, field trips, college prep, community service, outdoor adventure and leadership development for youth and young adults. (Education)

World Medical Relief - Awarded $72,250 for operating an Affordable Prescription Program, providing prescription medication to individuals 18 and older who do not have financial resources or insurance to pay retail price for their medication. (Health)

YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit - Awarded $62,250 for elevating achievement through standardized test-taking strategies, interactive career exploration, workforce development, summer employment, mentoring and academic support. (Education)