Partner With Detroit

The City's current top priority is response to and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Help support Detroit's COVID-19 response.

In partnership with foundations, corporate philanthropic leaders, and federal, state and local government agencies, the Office of Development and Grants works to build public and private partnerships to support City priorities.


What’s a “Priority”?

A priority is a clearly scoped project or program for which a department wishes to pursue additional funds or needs other outside resources for success. Departments can champion priorities for partners if they see the project as vitally important for Detroit’s success.

Priorities are validated by the head of the Department, and presented to the Mayor and Chief Financial Officer for review and approval prior to pursuit.

sequence of reviews to establish a priority


New grant opportunities arise every day and we are always looking for ways to engage new partners. If your organization would like to be considered for future opportunities and added to our database of potential partners, please fill out the form below.

If you or your organization would like to partner with the City or you have questions for the Development Team, please reach out to Development Coordinator, Brandi Shelton@[email protected].