Grant Overview

Changing our economic culture means not only encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship in our businesses, institutions and individuals, but providing the support that helps make that happen. For the life of any entrepreneurial venture, whether it be new or established, that means supporting access to, or acceleration of, Ideas, Tools, Talents, Places or Money. Our grantees, in one way or another, support at least one or more of these key ingredients.

Capital

Access to capital for every stage of ideas and growth

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  • Detroit Development Fund
    • Grant Name
    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
    • Grant Name:
    • Detroit Development Fund
    • Grant Amount:
    • $
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support for the Detroit Micro Loan Collaborative
    • Grant Name:
    • Detroit Retail Mico-Lending capital and capacity project
    • Grant Amount:
    • $300000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support to expand micro-lending capital and capacity for retail enterprises in targeted Detroit geographies
    • Grant Name:
    • Detroit Microloan Collaborative
    • Grant Amount:
    • $400000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support to collaboratively expand micro-lending capacity and capabilities for Metro Detroit-based entrepreneurs.
    • Grant Name:
    • Detroit Development Fund
    • Grant Amount:
    • $1250000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support for the development of the Detroit Business Innovation Development Fund.
  • Detroit Economic Growth Association
    • Grant Name
    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
    • Grant Name:
    • Creative Corridor Incentive Fund
    • Grant Amount:
    • $2500000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support for the Creative Corridor Incentive Fund, a venture whose goal is to help fund a dense cluster of knowledge-based businesses and talented people in Detroit's Creative Corridor.
  • Detroit Midtown Micro-Enterprise Fund Corporation
    • Grant Name
    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
    • Grant Name:
    • Detroit Midtown Micro-Enterprise Fund Capacity
    • Grant Amount:
    • $150000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support to expand the access of entrepreneurs to small business lending.
  • Invest Detroit Foundation
    • Grant Name
    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
    • Grant Name:
    • First Step Fund
    • Grant Amount:
    • $5000000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support for the First Step Loan Fund, a revolving loan pool for emerging and newly-formed small businesses in the region.
    • Grant Name:
    • Detroit-based High Growth Accelerator
    • Grant Amount:
    • $2000000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support to launch a new Detroit-based accelerator and fund to develop high tech and high growth companies within Detroit.
    • Grant Name:
    • Detroit Innovate
    • Grant Amount:
    • $4000000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support to the Detroit Innovate Fund, a venture capital and venture development organization supporting high growth businesses within Detroit.

Ideas

Instigate new ideas and helping existing ideas come to market

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  • Ann Arbor SPARK Foundation
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    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
    • Grant Name:
    • Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition 2013
    • Grant Amount:
    • $300000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support for the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition 2013 to encourage entrepreneur business development and venture capital investment in southeast Michigan.
    • Grant Name:
    • Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition 2012
    • Grant Amount:
    • $250000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support for the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition 2012 to encourage entrepreneur business development and venture capital investment in southeast Michigan.
    • Grant Name:
    • Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition 2010
    • Grant Amount:
    • $750000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support for a large-scale business plan competition as a tool to attract entrepreneurs and investors.
    • Grant Name:
    • Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition 2011
    • Grant Amount:
    • $250000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support for the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition 2011 to encourage entrepreneur business development and venture capital investment in Southeast Michigan.
    • Grant Name:
    • Ann Arbor SPARK Foundation
    • Grant Amount:
    • $675000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support over three years for general operating to promote a regional accelerator network
    • Grant Name:
    • Ann Arbor SPARK Foundation
    • Grant Amount:
    • $750000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support for a large-scale business plan competition as a tool to attract entrepreneurs and investors to the region
    • Grant Name:
    • Ann Arbor SPARK Foundation
    • Grant Amount:
    • $250000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support for the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition 2011 to encourage entrepreneur business development and venture capital investment in southeast Michigan
  • AutoHarvest Foundation
    • Grant Name
    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
    • Grant Name:
    • Online Beta System – Phase II and III
    • Grant Amount:
    • $400000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support to finalize online Beta System
  • Henry Ford Health Systems
    • Grant Name
    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
    • Grant Name:
    • Innovation Institute
    • Grant Amount:
    • $1200000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support for the Innovation Institute at Henry Ford to expand and develop infrastructure and capabilities to improve hospital's technology commercialization results.
    • Grant Name:
    • Henry Ford Innovation Institute
    • Grant Amount:
    • $1500000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support for the Innovation Institute at Henry Ford to expand and develop infrastructure and capabilities to improve hospital's technology commercialization results was approved.
  • Michigan Corps
    • Grant Name
    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
    • Grant Name:
    • Social Entrepreneurship Challenge
    • Grant Amount:
    • $15000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support for the Social Entrepreneurial Challenge to advance sustainable business ventures throughout Michigan that are addressing pressing social challenges be approved
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers
    • Grant Name
    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
    • Grant Name:
    • NASA Technology Showcase
    • Grant Amount:
    • $40000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support to launch a technology interchange forum to make accessible NASA intellectual property to the Southeast Michigan entrepreneurial ecosystem.
  • Wayne State University
    • Grant Name
    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
    • Grant Name:
    • WSU The Front Door Program
    • Grant Amount:
    • $295000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support for the expansion of the Front Door, a business engagement center that improves university connections to industry for greater market-driven tech commercialization results.
    • Grant Name:
    • WSU Office of Technology Transfer
    • Grant Amount:
    • $870000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support for the Technology Transfer office to expand and improve the university's technology commercialization results.
    • Grant Name:
    • Technology Development Incubator
    • Grant Amount:
    • $820398
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support for the expansion of the Technology Development incubator, Innovation Fellows program and infrastructure support.
    • Grant Name:
    • The Front Door
    • Grant Amount:
    • $325000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support for phase 2 of The Front Door, a business engagement center that improves university connections to industry for greater market-driven technology commercialization results.
  • WSU TechTown
    • Grant Name
    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
    • Grant Name:
    • AutoHarvest Fiduciary Fee
    • Grant Amount:
    • $12000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support for administrative costs to act as fiduciary to AutoHarvest.
    • Grant Name:
    • AutoHarvest
    • Grant Amount:
    • $475000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support to develop and launch in partnership with AutoHarvest Foundation a Beta-phase web based tool to connect entrepreneurs to innovators and intellectual property derived from automotive and advanced manufacturing industries.

Place

Building the physical places for ideas to thrive

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  • College for Creative Studies
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    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
    • Grant Name:
    • Argonaut Project
    • Grant Amount:
    • $3000000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Infrastructural support for the renovation of the Argonaut Building, which is one mile from the College for Creative Studies building in downtown Detroit. The project also entails upgrading the entire Cultural Center campus.
  • Midtown Detroit Inc.
    • Grant Name
    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
    • Grant Name:
    • Midtown Real Estate Entity
    • Grant Amount:
    • $1403250
    • Grant Purpose:
    • In February 2012 a grant of $1,403,250 for one year to Midtown Detroit Inc. for support to form and launch a subsidiary real estate entity to serve entrepreneurs within the TechTown district was approved.
    • Grant Name:
    • Tech Town District Planning
    • Grant Amount:
    • $1250000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support to implement the first phase of the TechTown Innovation District real estate plan.
    • Grant Name:
    • Sugar Hill Arts District (Midtown Detroit)
    • Grant Amount:
    • $2500000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support for real estate development and public improvements in the Sugar Hill Arts District.
  • Southwest Solutions
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    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
    • Grant Name:
    • Ponyride Detroit
    • Grant Amount:
    • $50000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support for Ponyride Detroit for tenant mentorship program, and facilities enhancements for co-working and other entrepreneurial spaces to increase capacity, efficiency and offerings.
  • WSU TechTown
    • Grant Name
    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
    • Grant Name:
    • TechTown Build Out
    • Grant Amount:
    • $5900000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support to accelerate the build out of TechTown campus.

Talent

Retaining, attracting, preparing and equipping the talent necessary

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  • Detroit Regional Chamber Foundation Inc.
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    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
    • Grant Name:
    • Intern in Michigan
    • Grant Amount:
    • $1964284
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support for implementation of a system to place 25,000 Michigan college students in Michigan-based internships.
  • Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
    • Grant Name
    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
    • Grant Name:
    • Kauffman Fellow
    • Grant Amount:
    • $65000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Sponsorship for Timothy Marzullo (participant in Kauffman Postdoctoral Fellowship), who will be working at the University of Michigan to grow the Backyard Brains program.
  • MDC Inc.
    • Grant Name
    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
    • Grant Name:
    • Achieving the Dream (ATD)
    • Grant Amount:
    • $230000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support to implement the Achieving the Dream (ATD) program at Oakland Community College and Washtenaw Community College.
  • Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center
    • Grant Name
    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
    • Grant Name:
    • Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center
    • Grant Amount:
    • $512200
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support to serve as an intermediary to convene leaders, develop strategy and build services for the regional advanced manufacturing sector.
  • Michigan State University
    • Grant Name
    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
    • Grant Name:
    • URC Global Talent Retention Initiative (GTRI)
    • Grant Amount:
    • $450000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support to fund the University Research Corridor to connect international students to businesses in Southeast Michigan.
    • Grant Name:
    • MSU Global Supply Chain Grant
    • Grant Amount:
    • $200000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support to implement global supply chain job growth strategies in collaboration with the Detroit Regional Chamber and Wayne State University.
  • National Skills Coalition
    • Grant Name
    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
    • Grant Name:
    • Workforce White Paper
    • Grant Amount:
    • $7500
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support to produce a white paper and educational seminars that highlight best practices and state policy needed to ensure more Michigan residents are trained and prepared for jobs in the new economy.
  • NextEnergy
    • Grant Name
    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
    • Grant Name:
    • NextEnergy
    • Grant Amount:
    • $499530
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support to convene alternative energy leaders to develop a regional sectoral workforce development strategy.
  • Southeast Michigan Community Alliance (SEMCA)
    • Grant Name
    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
    • Grant Name:
    • Workforce Intelligence Network (WIN)
    • Grant Amount:
    • $1500000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support for a regional collaborative of community colleges and workforce boards to create a comprehensive and cohesive system for talent and workforce development.
  • Southwest Solutions
    • Grant Name
    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
    • Grant Name:
    • Earn and Learn
    • Grant Amount:
    • $2000000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support for the Earn and Learn employment program targeting unemployed men in the cities of Detroit, Highland Park and Hamtramck.
  • Upwardly Global
    • Grant Name
    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
    • Grant Name:
    • Immigrant Credentialing and Licensing Program
    • Grant Amount:
    • $50000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support for immigrant credentialing and licensing program.
  • Venture for America
    • Grant Name
    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
    • Grant Name:
    • VFA Fellow Program
    • Grant Amount:
    • $375000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support to provide programmatic structure to the Venture for America Fellows program in Detroit.
  • WSU TechTown
    • Grant Name
    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
    • Grant Name:
    • Immigrant Credentialing and Licensing Program
    • Grant Amount:
    • $50000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support for the immigrant credentialing and licensing program.

Tools

Research, training mentors, necessary to help ideas grow

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  • Accounting Aid Society
    • Grant Name
    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
    • Grant Name:
    • Accounting Aid Society
    • Grant Amount:
    • $100400
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support for accounting and tax assistance services to small business owners in Detroit neighborhoods
  • American Middle East Economic Affairs Committee
    • Grant Name
    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
    • Grant Name:
    • Arab Chamber Export Program – Tejara
    • Grant Amount:
    • $400000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support for an entrepreneur trade hub for Michigan immigrants and minority businesses.
    • Grant Name:
    • Tejara Global Business Development Center
    • Grant Amount:
    • $400000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support for the Tejara Global Business Development Center to increase exports from businesses in Southeast Michigan
    • Grant Name:
    • Global Business Development Center
    • Grant Amount:
    • $350000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support for increasing the capacity for Southeast Michigan ethnic chambers of commerce and the creation of a global business development center to increase exports from businesses in southeast Michigan
  • Ann Arbor SPARK Foundation
    • Grant Name
    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
    • Grant Name:
    • MLSIC – Michigan Life Science Incubation Center
    • Grant Amount:
    • $850000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support to remodel the life sciences incubator in wester Wayne County to increase office space capacity for startup entrepreneurs.
    • Grant Name:
    • BANSEM – Ann Arbor Spark
    • Grant Amount:
    • $675000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support over three years for general operating to promote a regional accelerator network.
    • Grant Name:
    • MLSIC – Michigan Life Sciences Innovation Center
    • Grant Amount:
    • $750000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support for start-up funds to launch a life sciences incubator in western Wayne County; utilize the space left unoccupied by Pfizer.
    • Grant Name:
    • Ann Arbor SPARK Foundation
    • Grant Amount:
    • $750007
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support for a life sciences incubator
  • Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services
    • Grant Name
    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
    • Grant Name:
    • ACCESS Immigrant Business Support Center
    • Grant Amount:
    • $400000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support for the Immigrant Entrepreneur Support Centers to provide training and technical assistance to assist underserved immigrant and non-English speaking populations to develop and grow businesses.
    • Grant Name:
    • Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS)
    • Grant Amount:
    • $6000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support of the planning and implementation of the Forward City project
    • Grant Name:
    • Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS)
    • Grant Amount:
    • $375000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support for the Growth Center that provides training and technical assistance for immigrant and non-English speaking populations to develop and grow businesses
  • Automation Alley Fund
    • Grant Name
    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
    • Grant Name:
    • Launch Pad
    • Grant Amount:
    • $695632
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support for the implementation of the Launch Pad program at Walsh College, Wayne State University, and Automation Alley.
    • Grant Name:
    • BANSEM, Automation Alley
    • Grant Amount:
    • $675000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support over three years for general operating to promote a regional accelerator network.
    • Grant Name:
    • BANSEM Collaborative Fund, Automation Alley
    • Grant Amount:
    • $300000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support over three years for programmatic activities of the regional accelerator network.
    • Grant Name:
    • Automation Alley Fund
    • Grant Amount:
    • $8000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support for the 2015 Technology Industry Outlook program
  • Bizdom U
    • Grant Name
    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
    • Grant Name:
    • Bizdom U Fund
    • Grant Amount:
    • $500000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support to the Bizdom U Fund for a start up fund for eligible Bizdom U entrepreneurs.
    • Grant Name:
    • Bizdom
    • Grant Amount:
    • $250000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • The grant awarded to Bizdom U is to support the launch of additional entrepreneur training programs.
    • Grant Name:
    • Accelerator Program
    • Grant Amount:
    • $950000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support for entrepreneur training program.
  • Brookings Institution
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    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
    • Grant Name:
    • Great Lakes Economic Initiative
    • Grant Amount:
    • $300000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • This grant provided support for research around the Great Lakes Economic Initiative (GLEI). This initiative looks to improve the economic vitality of the Great Lakes region (defined by GLEI as a 12-state area). The vast majority of the funds went towards the salary support of two Fellows who conducted the research.
    • Grant Name:
    • Automotive Research
    • Grant Amount:
    • $25000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • This grant funded the development of a framing paper, a two-day event and the start of a peer-to-peer learning network, all aiming to reposition the future of the nation's automotive communities.
  • Business Leaders for Michigan
    • Grant Name
    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
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    • Life Science Strategy
    • Grant Amount:
    • $42500
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support to engage primary life science leaders for a heath/life science/bio research strategy.
    • Grant Name:
    • Life Science Report
    • Grant Amount:
    • $42500
    • Grant Purpose:
    • This grant provided support for an assessment of opportunities within the health/bio/life science industry. Leaders and stakeholders were engaged to construct an asset map that would identify the potential for a regional health-life-bio science strategy.
  • Central Detroit Christian CDC
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    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
    • Grant Name:
    • Central Detroit Christian Community Development Corp.
    • Grant Amount:
    • $91300
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support for a business empowerment and development program that will provide business support, marketing assistance, and management counseling for small businesses in Detroit's North End neighborhood
  • City Connect Detroit
    • Grant Name
    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
    • Grant Name:
    • City Connect
    • Grant Amount:
    • $46075
    • Grant Purpose:
    • The grant funding provided support to research and to develop a strategic and tactical plan that provides employment opportunities for Detroit youth.
  • College for Creative Studies
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    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
    • Grant Name:
    • Creative Corridor Center Studio
    • Grant Amount:
    • $374163
    • Grant Purpose:
    • This grant provided support for the launch of the Detroit Creative Corridor Center (DC 3) as a tool to accelerate the growth of creative sector businesses. $250,000 of the funds was used for program support and the remaining $125,000 was used for the building of office and studio space.
    • Grant Name:
    • College for Creative Studies Accelerator
    • Grant Amount:
    • $675000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • In February 2012 a grant of $675,000 for over three years to the College for Creative Studies for support for the Detroit Creative Corridor Center to provide expanded business acceleration programming for creative sector start-up companies was approved.
  • Council of Michigan Foundations
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    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
    • Grant Name:
    • Advanced Energy Economy Initiative Report
    • Grant Amount:
    • $250000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • To conduct research that focuses on bringing alternative energy and efficient energy technology to the State of Michigan. Grant seeks to quickly capitalize on the availability of ARRA funds.
  • Detroit Economic Growth Association
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    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
    • Grant Name:
    • Detroit Procurement Program
    • Grant Amount:
    • $488257
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support to develop a sustainable citywide system to grow local business-to-business procurement opportunities within Detroit.
    • Grant Name:
    • D2D Business-to-Business Procurement Program Year 2
    • Grant Amount:
    • $607740
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support over 14-months to strengthen a sustainable city-wide system to increase local business-to-business procurement opportunities within Detroit.
    • Grant Name:
    • ALT Energy Initiative
    • Grant Amount:
    • $200000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support to facilitate an Alternative and Renewable Energy Economic Development Initiative for Detroit with DTE Energy
  • Detroit Regional Chamber Foundation Inc.
    • Grant Name
    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
    • Grant Name:
    • TranslinkeD (Regional TDL Project)
    • Grant Amount:
    • $404950
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support to serve as an intermediary for regional transportation, distribution and logistics leadership to build a workforce development hub for that sector.
    • Grant Name:
    • TDL- Matching EDA Funds (Connection Point)
    • Grant Amount:
    • $423950
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support to provide matching funds for a grant from the Economic Development Administration (EDA), targeting job growth in the transportation, distribution and logistics sector.
    • Grant Name:
    • Michigan Security Network
    • Grant Amount:
    • $188700
    • Grant Purpose:
    • The project funded support for the Michigan Security Network to initiate and grow the region's business related to homeland security. The funds were intended to be used for staff, meeting, travel and legal costs related to the development of Southeast Michigan as a hub for cyber security, biodefense and border security.
    • Grant Name:
    • Michigan Security Network
    • Grant Amount:
    • $6000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • The project funded support for the Michigan Security Network to initiate and grow the region's business related to homeland security. The funds were intended to be used for staff, meeting, travel and legal costs related to the development of Southeast Michigan as a hub for cyber security, biodefense and border security.
    • Grant Name:
    • Michigan Security Network
    • Grant Amount:
    • $300000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • The project funded support for the Michigan Security Network to initiate and grow the region's business related to homeland security. The funds were intended to be used for staff, meeting, travel and legal costs related to the development of Southeast Michigan as a hub for cyber security, biodefense and border security.
    • Grant Name:
    • Michigan Security Network
    • Grant Amount:
    • $153000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • The project funded support for the Michigan Security Network to initiate and grow the region's business related to homeland security. The funds were intended to be used for staff, meeting, travel and legal costs related to the development of Southeast Michigan as a hub for cyber security, biodefense and border security.
    • Grant Name:
    • Global Detroit, Phase III
    • Grant Amount:
    • $38250
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support to continue building the initiative set forth in Phase I and Phase II, which includes refining implementation plans and developing strategies to execute.
    • Grant Name:
    • Global Detroit, Phase II
    • Grant Amount:
    • $103785
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support to develop an implementation plan for the recommendations identified in Phase I, focused on how immigrants can help transition the region to a new economy.
    • Grant Name:
    • Global Detroit, Phase I
    • Grant Amount:
    • $30000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support for a study that addresses how to attract and retain immigrants in Metro Detroit region.
    • Grant Name:
    • Global Detroit Phase V
    • Grant Amount:
    • $374890
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Grant dollars are providing support for research, implementation recommendations and assistance towards the goal of increasing immigrant populations in Southeast Michigan.
    • Grant Name:
    • Global Detroit Phase IV
    • Grant Amount:
    • $11750
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Funds were dispersed to support the fourth phase of the Global Detroit initiative, which is a continuation of the projects in the third phase. In addition, the Global Detroit IV was to create a white paper on the role of immigration in helping to foster a robust, diverse regional economy.
    • Grant Name:
    • Global Detroit
    • Grant Amount:
    • $50000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support for Global Detroit project development and implementation.
    • Grant Name:
    • Startgrid
    • Grant Amount:
    • $100000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support to pilot Startgrid, a technology platform to create connections within the Southeast Michigan entrepreneurial ecosystem and across national investors and mentors.
  • Downtown Detroit Partnership
    • Grant Name
    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
    • Grant Name:
    • D:hive
    • Grant Amount:
    • $40000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support to the D:hive for design assistance for entrepreneurs.
  • Inforum Center for Leadership
    • Grant Name
    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
    • Grant Name:
    • Inforum Center for Leadership SE MI Program
    • Grant Amount:
    • $250000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • In January 2012 a grant of $250,000 over two years to the Inforum Center for Leadership for support to provide comprehensive training programs and mentorship to women entrepreneurs was approved.
  • Macomb Community College
    • Grant Name
    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
    • Grant Name:
    • Macomb Community College
    • Grant Amount:
    • $428000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support to develop leadership and strategy for the growth of the regional workforce in the defense/homeland security sector.
    • Grant Name:
    • Defense Business Research
    • Grant Amount:
    • $35110
    • Grant Purpose:
    • This grant provided support to research the opportunities available for growth of the defense industry within Macomb County and Southeast Michigan.
  • Macomb OU INC
    • Grant Name
    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
    • Grant Name:
    • BANSEM – Macomb OU
    • Grant Amount:
    • $675000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support over three years for general operating to promote a regional accelerator network.
  • Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)
    • Grant Name
    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
    • Grant Name:
    • Michigan Life Science Innovation Center (MLSIC)
    • Grant Amount:
    • $650000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support to remodel and expand the life sciences incubator in western Wayne County to increase office space capactiy for startup entrepreneurs.
  • Matching Opportunities and Resources for Entrepreneurs (MORE)
    • Grant Name
    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
    • Grant Name:
    • Insyght, Michigan Opportunities & Resources for Entrepreneurs Part III
    • Grant Amount:
    • $250000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Funding for a statewide entrepreneurship support system in the form of a comprehensive catalogue and (web) delivery system of resources available to assist entrepreneurs.
    • Grant Name:
    • Insyght, Michigan Opportunities & Resources for Entrepreneurs Part II
    • Grant Amount:
    • $1200000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Funding for a statewide entrepreneurship support system in the form of a comprehensive catalogue and (web) delivery system of resources available to assist entrepreneurs.
    • Grant Name:
    • Insyght, Michigan Opportunities & Resources for Entrepreneurs Part I
    • Grant Amount:
    • $356250
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Funding for a statewide entrepreneurship support system in the form of a comprehensive catalogue and (web) delivery system of resources available to assist entrepreneurs.
    • Grant Name:
    • Insyght, Michigan Opportunities & Resources for Entrepreneurs
    • Grant Amount:
    • $650000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support for funding to complete the development of InsYght, a comprehensive catalogue and delivery system for resources available to entrepreneurs.
  • Michigan State University
    • Grant Name
    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
    • Grant Name:
    • Michigan Supply Chain Assets
    • Grant Amount:
    • $202500
    • Grant Purpose:
    • This grant supported the opportunity assessment of Southeast Michigan's supply chain assets in partnership with the Detroit Regional Chamber.
  • Michigan Women's Foundation
    • Grant Name
    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
    • Grant Name:
    • Women’s Entrepreneurial Program
    • Grant Amount:
    • $281000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support to expand entrepreneurial training for women in Detroit.
  • NEIdeas
    • Grant Name
    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
    • Grant Name:
    • Alexander’s Total Lawn Care
    • Grant Amount:
    • $10000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support to add staff and equipment to expand commercial services
    • Grant Name:
    • Alicia’s Cleaners and Alterations
    • Grant Amount:
    • $10000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support to purchase equipment and acquire training to add repair and same-day services, and increase security and point of purchase efficiencies
    • Grant Name:
    • Anew Life Prosthetics and Orthotics
    • Grant Amount:
    • $10000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support to purchase equipment and provide training to improve services and efficiency
    • Grant Name:
    • Astro Coffee
    • Grant Amount:
    • $10000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support to add outdoor seating, an awning, and to build a retail display area
    • Grant Name:
    • Benkari LLC
    • Grant Amount:
    • $10000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support for new software and equipment to expand market opportunities
    • Grant Name:
    • Black Pride Beauty
    • Grant Amount:
    • $10000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support to purchase manufacturing equipment to increase production capability to meet a growing demand for product
    • Grant Name:
    • Blessed and Highly Favored Juice Bar
    • Grant Amount:
    • $10000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support to upgrade equipment, operational inventory, and marketing materials to improve service and increase exposure
    • Grant Name:
    • Brooklynn Brownies With Love
    • Grant Amount:
    • $10000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support to add equipment, inventory, marketing and packaging to scale business and expand reach into wholesale markets
    • Grant Name:
    • Building Hugger
    • Grant Amount:
    • $10000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support to improve workshop, purchase equipment, and secure industry expertise to expand capacity and efficiency
    • Grant Name:
    • Cyberoptix
    • Grant Amount:
    • $10000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support to purchase equipment, inventory, and hire contractors to expand production capability
    • Grant Name:
    • DAC Marketing (Crescent Pre-Need Funeral Services)
    • Grant Amount:
    • $10000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support to acquire a service vehicle and uniforms to assist business expansion
    • Grant Name:
    • Detroit Denim Co.
    • Grant Amount:
    • $10000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support purchase equipment, train staff, and hire marketing expertise to expand repair service
  • NextEnergy
    • Grant Name
    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
    • Grant Name:
    • Testing Facility Infrastructure Enhancement
    • Grant Amount:
    • $500000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support to expand and upgrade infrastructure and capabilities to improve energy technology commercialization results.
    • Grant Name:
    • NextEnergy Infrastructure Upgrade
    • Grant Amount:
    • $1000000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • For support to expand and upgrade infrastructure and capabilities to improve energy technology commercialization results.
  • Oakland University
    • Grant Name
    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
    • Grant Name:
    • Macomb OU INcubator, BANSEM
    • Grant Amount:
    • $675000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support over three years to the Macomb-OU INCubator for general operating to promote a regional accelerator network.
  • Southwest Solutions
    • Grant Name
    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
    • Grant Name:
    • SW Housing Solutions ProsperUS Program
    • Grant Amount:
    • $335000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • The grant supplied to ProsperUS is for the support for entrepreneurial training and technical assistance to assist undeserved populations to develop and grow businesses in their neighborhoods of choice.
    • Grant Name:
    • ProsperUs
    • Grant Amount:
    • $350000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Continued support for the ProsperUs entrepreneurial training and technical assistance program to assist underserved populations to develop and grow businesses in neighborhoods.
  • Sustainable Water Works
    • Grant Name
    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
    • Grant Name:
    • Business Forum and Innovation Factory
    • Grant Amount:
    • $300000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support to establish a business forum and the Innovation Factory to promote water research and technical applications.
  • University of Michigan
    • Grant Name
    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
    • Grant Name:
    • Michigan Initiative for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MIIE)
    • Grant Amount:
    • $1500000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support for consortium of Michigan's 15 public universities; petitioned by the MIIE to produce job enterprises and entrepreneurship from university workbenches and labs
    • Grant Name:
    • U of M Make-a-thon Sponsorship 2014
    • Grant Amount:
    • $5000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support to implement an interactive workshop and summit for university students across the region interested in entrepreneurship.
  • Urban Entrepreneur Partnership Detroit
    • Grant Name
    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
    • Grant Name:
    • Urban Entrepreneur Partnership
    • Grant Amount:
    • $3000000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • For support to assist targeted southeast Michigan suppliers to transition their core business from automotive to selected growth industry sectors.
  • Walsh College
    • Grant Name
    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
    • Grant Name:
    • Launch Pad Student Entrepreneurial Training
    • Grant Amount:
    • $150000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support for entrepreneurial education and training to Walsh College students.
  • Wayne State University
    • Grant Name
    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
    • Grant Name:
    • WSU Launch Pad Student Entrepreneurial Training
    • Grant Amount:
    • $150000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support for entrepreneurial education and training to Wayne State University students.
  • WSU TechTown
    • Grant Name
    • Grant Amount
    • Grant Purpose
    • Grant Name:
    • TechTown-Kauffman Entrepreneurial Program
    • Grant Amount:
    • $4975000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support to launch an entrepreneurial program at TechTown.
    • Grant Name:
    • TechTown Operational Sustainability
    • Grant Amount:
    • $2000000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support to stabilize current operations that provide business acceleration and support services to entrepreneurs developing and growing businesses in Detroit.
    • Grant Name:
    • TechTown Leader Capacity – Project Manager
    • Grant Amount:
    • $90000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support for project management within TechTown associated with the Innovation Network activities.
    • Grant Name:
    • Sustainable Water Works – Planning Grant Extension
    • Grant Amount:
    • $60000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support to extend the planning and development of the Blue Economy Center Network (formerly NextWater).
    • Grant Name:
    • Sustainable Water Works – Planning Grant
    • Grant Amount:
    • $30000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support to plan the development and establishment of the NextWater Innovation Factory.
    • Grant Name:
    • Sustainable Water Works
    • Grant Amount:
    • $440000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support to establish a Detroit-based business forum in partnership with Sustainable Water Works to enable collaboration, technology innovation and new company creation in the water industry.
    • Grant Name:
    • Detroit Business Growth Center
    • Grant Amount:
    • $1250000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support over two years for the TechTown 2.0: Detroit's Business Growth Center.
    • Grant Name:
    • BANSEM – TechTown
    • Grant Amount:
    • $675000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support over three years for general operating to promote a regional accelerator network.
    • Grant Name:
    • TechTown – WSU Research & Technology Park
    • Grant Amount:
    • $1000000
    • Grant Purpose:
    • Support to build a high tech business incubator and accelerator, and a neighborhood business support and entrepreneur program to develop and grow businesses in Detroit.