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Fund Development

Support from dynamic funders each year sustains Wayne Metro’s impactful anti-poverty services. Wayne Metro develops federal, state, and local partnerships as well as donations and in kind supports from community members. Our mission to empower people and communities succeeds through our collective efforts.
In concert with the goals of Community Action programming at the state and national levels, Wayne Metro has identified four funding development priorities.


Save the Day Fund

Save the Day Fund, our unrestricted fund, allows Wayne Metro to direct resources toward unmet needs and fill service gaps. Save the Day Fund provides emergency assistance to individuals and families throughout Wayne County who are experiencing financial crisis, facing homelessness, or struggling to provide the basic needs of daily living for their family.

Thank you to our Superheroes with an annual contribution by an organization of $10,000 or greater to the Save the Day Fund!
     

 


Family Stability

Family Stability includes early education services, literacy initiatives, afterschool/summer programs, and services for infants and pregnant mothers, healthcare access and workforce training.

Thank you to our Leadership Partners with an annual contribution by an organization of $10,000 or greater!

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation

Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

Dollar General Literacy Foundation

Karen Colina Wilson Foundation

Living Arts

Michigan Department of Education

Michigan Health Endowment Fund

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation

Toyota Buckle Up For Life/Cincinnati Children’s

United Way for Southeastern Michigan

US Department of Health and Human Services

Wayne RESA

 

 

 

 

 

 


Quality Housing

Quality Housing supports include housing, utility assistance, and food access.

Thank you to our Leadership Partners with an annual contribution by an organization of $10,000 or greater!

Canton Township

City of Livonia

City of River Rouge

County of Wayne

Detroit Water and Sewerage

Detroit Wayne Mental Health

Fifth Third Bank

Great Lakes Water Authority

Huntington Bank

Michigan State Housing Development Authority

Plymouth Housing Commission

Westland Housing Commission

United Way for Southeastern Michigan

US Department of Housing and Urban Development

US Department of Veteran’s Affairs

 

 

 


Economic Opportunities

Economic Opportunities encompass financial coaching, matched savings accounts, community development impact projects, homebuyer education, and financial capabilities programming.

Thank you to our Leadership Partners with an annual contribution by an organization of $10,000 or greater!

Chase Bank

Chemical Bank

DTE Energy Foundation

Erb Family Foundation

JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Kresge Foundation

PNC Bank

United Way for Southeastern Michigan

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

 

 

 

 

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Highlighted Project

Cortland Community Impact Center & Campus

Cortland Community Impact Center & Campus is a community and economic development project in the City of Highland Park along the Woodward Avenue Corridor aimed at renovating a former elementary school and a factory worker residence. Wayne Metro and community members will transform the elementary school into a full-scale educational and resource center as well as renovate the factory worker residence into 44 affordable apartments. A safe, sustainable campus is the vision for this Highland Park neighborhood.

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