Invest Detroit is a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that puts philanthropic dollars to work in support of Detroit’s underserved neighborhoods, residents, and business owners. We work with foundations, corporations, state and local governments, and individual donors who want to partner in the equitable and sustainable recovery of Detroit and the region. Learn more about our business model.

Our financial tools are primarily higher-risk loans targeting borrowers who are cut off from more traditional sources of capital. Philanthropic support has the potential to provide longer impact as loans are repaid and the funds are redeployed to other critical projects. Our grant programs also have offered over $22M in wrap-around support for entrepreneurs, developers, neighborhood planning, parks, and housing rehabilitation efforts.

Our current fundraising priorities include:

Flexible dollars to support the wide breadth of programs including critical support to Detroit small businesses, real estate projects providing housing and business opportunities in neighborhoods, as well as new, promising startups in the region. See our menu for a full list of opportunities.

To donate to one of our current priorities, please fill out the form below.

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Invest Detroit Foundation

600 Renaissance Center, Suite 1710

Detroit, MI 48423

To discuss major gift opportunities of $100,000 or more, or other ways to support Invest Detroit, contact Mike Smith, Development Officer.