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Detroit Regional Chamber, GM Present $600K in Neighborhood Grants

January 17, 2024

DBusiness Magazine
Jan. 16, 2024
Jim Sitckford

The Detroit Regional Chamber and General Motors Co. have named the sixth cohort of awardees for the NeighborHUB grant program.

The following 10 nonprofits and 20 small businesses in Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park were selected to receive $600,000 in grants and additional consulting and support services:


  • 360 Detroit Inc.
  • Atlantic Impact
  • Black Legacy Advancement Coalition
  • Detroit Horse Power
  • Detroit Phoenix Center
  • Detroit Zen Center
  • Mexicantown CDC
  • Nurturing Our Seeds
  • Teachers Supporting Teachers Everywhere
  • We Are Culture

Small Businesses

  • Audio Engineers of Detroit
  • Bouncing Around the Motor City
  • Brooks Management Group
  • Crummy’s Cake Supply and Studio
  • Detroit Rosa
  • Goodness Gracious Inc.
  • Happy Bounce
  • Ice Cream Detroit
  • IVY Kitchen + Cocktails
  • Just for Kidz II
  • Little Stinkers Childcare
  • No Fear Café
  • Plum Health Direct Primary Care
  • Puente Cultural Integration
  • Sanctuary Farms
  • Sandy’s Land
  • The Detroit Pizza Bar
  • The Squeeze Station
  • The W Buchanan Group
  • Welcome Home Yoga and Wellness

“I’m extremely proud of our collaboration with General Motors to empower residents, small businesses, and nonprofits to affect change in their neighborhoods through accessible grant money,” says Devon O’Reilly, senior director of community engagement and leadership development for the Detroit Regional Chamber. “The 2024 class continues suit of having diverse representatives and projects that properly represent neighborhoods throughout the Detroit and surrounding areas communities.”

To create more activity and funding in neighborhoods beyond downtown Detroit, NeighborHUB continues to support small businesses and nonprofits as essential 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 through workshops, classes, and mentorship. This year, nearly 78% are minority-owned or led, with 71% being women-owned or led.

“For the past six years, the NeighborHUB program has inspired local nonprofits and small businesses to think big and enact change in their communities,” says Genna Young, senior manager of news relations at GM. “Along with the Chamber, we are thrilled to support and celebrate the sixth cohort of community leaders and entrepreneurs, and we look forward to another great year of progress in our neighborhoods.”

The 2024 cohort brings the total number of NeighborHUB grant recipient organizations to 94, receiving nearly $2.3 million in cash funding and consulting services to ensure projects’ success and sustainability. 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 entrepreneurs’ vital role in community revitalization.

The NeighborHUB program is an annual collaborative effort between the Chamber and GM designed to help 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 2024 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.