Encouraging Civic Progress

Communities whose downtown and older neighborhoods are deteriorating are communities in jeopardy. For this reason the Frey Foundation supports projects that encourage urban revitalization and smart growth. Our goal is to foster civic action to improve the livability of existing urban centers and towns in our target communities of western Michigan.

Our grantmaking priorities include:

  • Building strong and attractive city centers and revitalized neighborhoods
  • Fostering public/private partnerships that further city center revitalization
  • Encouraging incentives for urban revitalization through state and local public policy
  • Promoting equitable public financing across cities, suburbs and rural areas

View the promising projects in this program area, or a complete list of recent grants.

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