2022 Grants

We won the NFWF grant for 2022!

Our idea is to bring calm to city life by using Shinrin-yoku, a Japanese technique for finding peace in nature.

UM Dearborn-Flint Collaboration Research Grant

2022 Grant Recipients

Research grant to support inclusive design, exploring Urban Acupuncture through Alley Activation interventions.

2021 Grants


The Black Farmer Fund

Urban Community Grant

We are proud to be two-time recipients of The Black Farmer Fund in 2021 and 2020! This grant will help us grow our Farm & Finance program.

We are proud to have received the Whole Kids Foundation Bee Renewal Grant in 2021! With this grant, we will buy video equipment to record bee activity.

2020 Grants


The Bee Cause Project

The whole Kids Foundation

In 2020, we got the Whole Kids Foundation Grant. We will use these funds to teach kids about bees with a special hive for watching them.

Andrew Buendia is a graduate from the University of Michigan-Dearborn with a dual bachelors in Political Science and Sociology. Fueled by a passion to ensure that Detroit communities are directly representative of not just the current residents, but also the long lineage of residents is what prompted Andrew to become more involved with the city he grew up in. One way to do this is by coordinating community relations to gain better insight to what the community not only wants, but the best method of action to go about solving their impending issues.

Brodrick Wilks is a Recent University of Michigan graduate with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration; coordinated with Brilliant Detroit to host 30 Axiom student volunteers in August 2019 where they helped transform vacant lots by beautifying and cleaning up a green space and removing overgrown tree brush and weeds from community garden.