This story also appeared in Authentically Detroit

Authentically Detroit is a BridgeDetroit partner podcast that tells the stories of Detroiters’ lives through exposition and interview. 

In this episode, hosts Orlando Bailey and Donna Givens Davidson welcome Black philanthropy professionals from Detroit to speak about the way their grantmaking had to shift in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic to meet immediate needs. Kevin Ryan of the Ford Foundation, Meredith Freeman of the Fisher Foundation, Nathaniel Wallace of the Knight Foundation and Sarida Scott of the Kellogg Foundation discuss the 2021 mayoral race, the state of philanthropy in Detroit and what Tonya Allen’s departure from the Skillman Foundation will mean for racial equity in the community development space. 

Knight, Kellogg, Ford and Skillman foundations help sponsor BridgeDetroit

Orlando Bailey is Engagement Director for BridgeDetroit. He is the former deputy director for Eastside Community Network in Detroit, is co-host of the Authentically Detroit podcast, and is the host at...

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