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Developing K.I.D.S. Receives $1,000,000 grant from McGregor Fund

August 31, 2023

Detroit, August 3, 2023 Developing K.I.D.S. announced today that it has been awarded a $1,000,000 grant from the McGregor Fund to support program operations and building renovations over 3 years.

“We are grateful for the support provided by the McGregor Fund since 2018. They have not only been a source of financial support, but a thought partner, confidant, advocate and champion of the organization. It has been through their grant awards that we’ve expanded our administrative team to enhance my ability to increase awareness of our work and fundraise to sustain the growth of our programs. In 2022, we served 1,058 youth through 10 schools and 2 community locations. The generosity of this sizable grant will continue to support our general operations and renovate our new home that will double the number of youth that we serve annually. ” – Founder, President & CEO Kim Johnson

“At the McGregor Fund, we are thrilled to announce a $1 million grant to support the incredible work of Developing K.I.D.S. Their unwavering dedication to youth development, family engagement, and community support in Detroit aligns perfectly with our mission. This investment aims to empower and uplift youth in Detroit, providing them with the tools, resources, and opportunities they need to thrive. Together, we can build a stronger community and create a brighter future for all.” -Kate Levin Markel, President of the McGregor Fund

McGregor Fund’s grants for skill building and employment support opportunities grounded in community, relationships and cultural humility that lead to broader personal and career opportunities for teens and adults affected by poverty and inequity.

About Developing K.I.D.S.
Developing K.I.D.S. is a non-profit organization in Detroit that offers high-quality afterschool and summer programs, college and career support, family nights, and employment opportunities for youth. They have a high school graduation rate of 99-100% since its first group of high school seniors in 2012. The organization purchased their own building in 2022. The organization launched The Village Campaign to raise funds for renovation to their new building that will serve 1,000+ youth each year. The grant from McGregor Fund has brought them $1M closer to their goal for building renovations and program operations. Developing K.I.D.S. plans for their new home to be open by April 2024. The new space will have several classrooms, a studio, preschool room, technology lab, banquet facility in addition to other dynamic spaces. Visit for more information.

About the McGregor Fund
The McGregor Fund is a private foundation established in 1925 by gifts from Katherine and Tracy McGregor “to relieve the misfortunes and promote the well-being of humankind.” The geography of principal interest is the city of Detroit and Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties, and its grant making prioritizes basic needs, recovery and restoration, and transformational skill building opportunities for teens and adults in poverty. The McGregor Fund has granted $285 million since its founding and had assets of $207 million as of June 30, 2022. Visit for additional information.