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Living Arts

Out of School Arts
2019

Overview

The Vera and Joseph Dresner Foundation awarded Living Arts $40,000 to provide 100 free program enrollments for Southwest Detroit’s youth.

Details

The Living Arts Out-of-School program offers a wide array of classes after school and on weekends. These programs provide an outlet for creative expression in conjunction with positive adult interaction, and students acquire skill sets that will help them succeed in school, work, and life.

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Evans Scholars Foundation

Evans Scholars Program – Southeast Michigan
2019

Overview

The Vera and Joseph Dresner Foundation awarded the Evans Scholars Program – Southeast Michigan $50,000 to support tuition, housing and program expenses for six (6) Southeast Michigan Evans Scholars.

Details

ESF awards full housing and tuition college scholarships to golf caddies in the Southeast Michigan area who have excellent academic achievements, proven financial need and outstanding work ethic and character. Caddying provides a pathway to college for young men and women who otherwise would not have the financial means to fulfill their educational goals.

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Ozone House

New Ozone House Facility
2019

Overview

The Vera and Joseph Dresner Foundation awarded the Ozone House $500,000 toward construction of a new facility.

Details

The new home will consolidate shelter, housing and services into a single campus. This will allow Ozone House to better serve youth in crises and their families, with more housing, employment training, and support services.

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Big Green Colorado

Edible Garden and Garden-Based Education Initiative
2019

Overview

The Vera and Joseph Dresner Foundation has awarded Big Green Colorado with a $50,000 grant. The funds will be used to construct the new Learning Garden at College View Elementary School and program support for seven (7) surrounding schools.

Details

Funds will allow Big Green to build another garden in the South Federal area of Denver and continue programmatic supports at seven surrounding elementary schools. These schools have a total of approximately 3,000 students currently enrolled and average a 93% Free and Reduced Lunch rate. Learning Gardens enhance kids’ opportunities to experience the benefits of real food and fosters an education of curiosity and dynamic learning styles.

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Big Green Detroit

Edible Garden and Garden-Based Education Initiative
2019

Overview

The Vera and Joseph Dresner Foundation has awarded Big Green Detroit with a $50,000 grant. The funds will provide support for the programmatic work, staff, tools and supplies, teacher training, workshops, and demonstrations.

Details

Funding will support programming in eight public schools within Detroit, Southfield and Oak Park. And support services and interventions to assist schools in planting, harvesting and consuming Learning Garden produce with their students, including direct support from Big Green staff, materials, and curriculum.

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The Friendship Circle

Soul Studio and Soul Café
2019

Overview

The Vera and Joseph Dresner Foundation awarded $495,000 over 3 years to The Friendship Circle to support the Soul Studio and Soul Café.

Details

The granted funds will support the expansion and enhancement of the Soul Studio and Café programs. Allowing for more artist enrollments and increase the number of café trainees, respectively.

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Mountain Family Health Centers

The Basalt Integrated Health Center
2019

Overview

The Vera and Joseph Dresner Foundation awarded Mountain Family Health Centers (MFHC) $100,000 to assist with equipping the new health center.

Details

Mountain Family Health Centers (MFHC) will equip a new 9,000 square foot clinic that will provide medical, behavioral and dental health care for the region’s medically underserved. The new health center will have four dental operatories and nine medical exam rooms.

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Midnight Golf Program

Road Trip for Success
2019

Overview

The Vera and Joseph Dresner Foundation awarded Midnight Golf Program $120,000 over two years to support the annual Road Trip for Success.

Details

Approximately 220 program participants will be exposed to a variety of colleges and universities, cultural experiences, and play golf during a weeklong, multi-state Road Trip for Success. Grant funds will support transportation costs associated with the tour.

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Midnight Golf Program

College Success Program
2019

Overview

The Vera and Joseph Dresner Foundation awarded the Midnight Golf Program $50,000 to support the College Success Program.

Details

The College Success Program (CSP) aims to make improvement in the percentage of Midnight Golf Program (MGP) alumni who graduate from college within 6 years; starting by increasing the number who matriculate into their second year. Through CSP students will be equipped with strategies to access on-campus resources and provided guidance from MGP staff. The funding will be used to cover costs associated with programming and activities for approximately 750 students formally enrolled in CSP.

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Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan

Food at FREC
2019

Overview

The Vera and Joseph Dresner Foundation awarded the Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan $96,500 to support the Food at FREC food distribution program.

Details

Through the Ford Resource and Engagement Centers (FREC), Gleaners provides low-income families with nutritious supplemental and emergency food that supports healthy physical and mental development of children. Funds will support the three major components of Food at FREC: The Mercado Food Hub, Mercado Fresh Produce, and Eastside FREC Mobile Pantry.

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