September 07, 2018

Detroit Mercy’s Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations reports that the institution has recently received charitable grants and corporate gifts totaling nearly $167,000. These grants and gifts will help support University of Detroit Mercy students, programs and community service through a number of initiatives.


  • $40,000 from the Ford Motor Company Fund to Detroit Mercy’s Institute for Leadership & Service to continue the partnership that promotes leadership skills and service to the community. In this program, student-faculty teams are matched with local nonprofits to provide assistance to underserved and marginalized populations.
  • $25,000 from the Ford Motor Company Fund to support the continued development of a Design Thinking summer camp for high school students with hands-on experience to introduce concepts associated with technology, entrepreneurship and innovation.
  • $22,000 from the Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Community to help implement a three-year program to create institutional culture change in regards to anti-racism and equity.
  • $20,000 from the Old Newsboys’ Goodfellow Fund of Detroit to provide children’s dental care not covered by insurance for children in grades K-8 through the Mobile Dentistry Program and the Pediatric Clinic.
  • $19,953 from MathWorks, Inc. to a MathWorks curriculum development project that will create Simscape simulation models for systems commonly used by students in class.
  • $15,000 from Ford Motor Company toward an undergraduate scholarship for a student in the College of Engineering & Science. The grant is in collaboration with the Kuzak Family Foundation award, which includes scholarships and internships.
  • $15,000 from Ford Motor Company to help fund a two-week STEM preview summer camp program for high school girls.
  • $5,000 from the Michigan Dental Foundation for Detroit Mercy Dental’s Future Smilemakers Program and Summer Program, which are designed to introduce dentistry as a potential career path, and provide dental care services and oral hygiene instruction to middle school students in metro Detroit.
  • $5,000 from Ford Motor Company to help fund a teacher training program to help high school teachers engage and inform students about career paths in STEAM — science, technology, engineering, architecture and math.
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