Our Work

Centering Detroiters to
Change Systems

Centering Detroiters to Change Systems

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Since 1925, the founding mission of the McGregor Fund has been “to relieve the misfortunes and improve the well-being of humankind.” Today we continue the McGregors’ legacy by centering Detroiters harmed by the experiences of poverty, homelessness, and chronic unemployment.

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Through our relationships with leaders and organizations we learn and continuously evolve our work in alignment with our commitment to anti-racism and our understanding that structural racism is at the root of poverty and harm in Detroit.

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We believe all human beings have a right to live free of poverty, in quality housing and connected to economic opportunities. Homelessness and unemployment are causes and consequences of poverty and are deeply traumatic experiences. To end these harmful experiences, we support and strengthen a network of community leaders and organizations who center Detroiters with lived expertise and build new systems of support that are led by and work for the greater good of Detroiters.

Our Priorities

Basic Needs & Housing

A consistent focus dating back to our founders, we support non-profits that provide food, shelter and other necessities for day-to-day living, free of charge and in a high-quality, dignified, culturally aligned manner.

Recovery & Restoration

We fund supports for people experiencing interpersonal or community violence, substance use, human trafficking, or other highly traumatic circumstances. Resources may include specialized, trauma-informed interventions and holistic pathways to healing.

Skill Building & Employment

We 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.