Cross-sector group of leaders and residents from across Detroit will help choose annual social impact investment. 

November 15, 2017 – GreenLight Fund Detroit announced today it has convened a robust group of Detroit leaders and residents from across sectors to guide its philanthropic selection process. The Selection Advisory Council includes nonprofit and community leaders, corporate executives, philanthropists, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, and city officials:

“I’m thrilled to have such a diverse and committed group of Detroiters working collaboratively to tackle important issues around poverty,” said GreenLight Fund Detroit founding executive director Rishi Moudgil. “Our Selection Advisory Council is a critical vehicle for multiple, cross-sector inputs into our process and each member brings a vital perspective.”

GreenLight Fund Detroit is a part of a national venture philanthropy organization that launched in Detroit in 2017. Driven by a local process to identify critical needs and gaps for low-income families and children, GreenLight Fund invests in and supports replicating proven social impact programs into new urban areas. The Selection Advisory Council brings expertise, insight, and local knowledge to a rigorous process that results in one major investment annually, beginning in 2018 for Detroit.

About GreenLight Fund

The GreenLight Fund is a national venture philanthropy organization that transforms the lives of children, youth and families in high-poverty urban areas by creating local infrastructure and a consistent annual process to identify critical needs and bring in and sustain social impact programs locally. Founded in Boston in 2003, GreenLight has grown to six cities since 2013 including Detroit in 2017. GreenLight aims to grow a national network of sites that learn and work collaboratively to find and spread proven social impact solutions that achieve meaningful and measurable impact on critical issues in local communities.

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