DETROIT (Jan. 12, 2023) – At the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Detroit Policy Conference this week, the Chamber and General Motors announced the fifth cohort of awardees for the NeighborHUB grant program. From the program’s largest-ever applicant pool, the following 20 small businesses and nonprofits from Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park neighborhoods were selected to receive $500,000 in grants and additional consulting and support services:
Detroit Regional Chamber, General Motors Announce 20 Small Business, Nonprofit Recipients of $500K in NeighborHUB GrantsJanuary 12, 2023
“I’m extremely proud of the partnership we have built with General Motors to help make grant dollars more accessible to the regional small businesses and nonprofits that the NeighborHUB program serves,” said Devon O’Reilly, Senior Director of Community Engagement and Leadership Development for the Chamber. “This year’s class is an incredibly diverse collection of individuals and projects that represent neighborhoods throughout the city of Detroit and surrounding areas and seek to address a variety of barriers to create more vibrant, sustainable communities.”
“For the past five years the NeighborHUB program has inspired Detroit nonprofits and small businesses to think big and enact change in their communities,” said Terry Rhadigan, Vice President of Corporate Giving at GM. “Along with the Detroit Regional Chamber, we are thrilled to celebrate and support the fifth cohort of community leaders and entrepreneurs, and we look forward to another great year of progress in our neighborhoods.”
To create more activity and funding in neighborhoods beyond downtown, NeighborHUB continues to support small businesses and nonprofits as important foundations for neighborhoods, especially in traditionally underinvested small business corridors. In addition to grant funding, Michigan Community Resources and BUILD Institute will provide additional support to nonprofit and small business grantees, respectively, through workshops, classes, and mentorship. This year, nearly 75% of grantees are minority-owned or led.
The 2023 cohort brings the total number of NeighborHUB grant recipient organizations to 64, receiving nearly $2 million in cash funding and consulting services to ensure the success and sustainability of projects. Recipients are chosen for their proposals to create and enhance neighborhood spaces through collaboration. In 2022, a small business cohort was introduced to the program to recognize the important role entrepreneurs play in community revitalization.
The NeighborHUB program is an annual collaborative effort between the Chamber and GM designed to empower residents in Detroit, Hamtramck, or Highland Park to affect change in their neighborhoods through physical presence and innovative programming. More than 350 grant applications were submitted for the 2023 grant cycle, and the selection process, led by an advisory selection committee of Chamber and GM staff, past NeighborHUB grantees, nonprofit founders and executives, and small business resource providers, was very competitive. Get to know the winners at www.detroitchamber.com/neighborhub.
About the Detroit Regional Chamber
Serving the business community for more than 100 years, the Detroit Regional Chamber is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected chambers of commerce in the country. As the voice for business in the 11-county Southeast Michigan region, the Chamber’s mission is carried out by creating a business-friendly climate and providing value for members. The Chamber leads the most comprehensive education and talent strategy in the state. The Chamber also executes the statewide automotive and mobility cluster association, MICHauto, and hosts the nationally recognized Mackinac Policy Conference. For more information, please visit detroitchamber.com.
About General Motors
General Motors (NYSE:GM) is a global company focused on advancing an all-electric future that is inclusive and accessible to all. At the heart of this strategy is the Ultium battery platform, which will power everything from mass-market to high-performance vehicles. General Motors, its subsidiaries and its joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Baojun and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety and security services, can be found at https://www.gm.com.
Learn more about the NeighborHUB grant program.