DEI proudly collaborates with a strong base of founding and community partners, including Wayne State University's Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights, Huntington Bank, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, DTE Foundation, City of Detroit, The Kresge Foundation and Henry Ford Health.
To build on this momentum, our organization seeks additional corporate and community investors to fund our vital work in diversity, equity and inclusion.
Founding partners are Detroit corporations with a demonstrated commitment to driving equity and inclusion in our community. They contribute an initiation fee plus annual dues for a set timeframe and populate a CEO advisory group to aid with strategy development. In addition, founding partners:
Gain access to relevant data and reports to develop accurate diversity, equity and inclusion baselines, create goals and measure progress
Join outreach efforts and offer solutions to increase effectiveness and drive diversity and inclusion in workforce and economic development, education, procurement and talent management
Connect with neighborhood-based organizations and leaders to drive community engagement
Ensure Detroiters of all backgrounds and education levels are positioned for success
Share efforts and receive recognition through events, earned media and DEI digital platforms
Community partners include foundations and nonprofits. Depending on their contribution level, these organizations provide input on DEI efforts, receive relevant data and reports and gain recognition through events, earned media and DEI digital platforms.
To find out more about partnership opportunities, contact us today.
What Our Partners Say
Mayor Mike Duggan, City of Detroit
The City of Detroit fully supports this effort and will be a participant in reviewing the city’s own processes, as well as sharing data across the community. We look forward to a tool that can make our community more equitable for all our residents.
M. Roy Wilson, President, Wayne State University
As president of Wayne State University, I enthusiastically endorse and extend my support for Detroit Equity Inc., a collaborative effort with corporate partners in Metro Detroit to better understand and act upon issues of equality at all levels in the workplace. Together, we can help advance racial equity, help businesses thrive and promote a healthier regional economy.