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Mahindra to give $75,000 to Detroit nonprofit urban farms

Saturday, October 22, 2016 17:39
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The Mahindra Group, headquartered in Mumbai, India, is a major producer of tractors, utility vehicles, information technology and financial services.

By Marti Benedetti
Crain’s Detroit Business
Oct 12, 2016

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The 2016 Mahindra Urban Agriculture Grant recipients and the programs are:

Capuchin Soup Kitchen – Earthworks Urban Farm Agriculture Training Program ($12,500): to support a nine-month program to train urban farmers and food entrepreneurs.

Full Circle Foundation ($7,500): to fund development of the entrepreneurial Friends and Flowers Program for developmentally delayed teens and adults. (2015 grant recipient)

The Greening of Detroit ($20,000): to support the Build-A-Garden program that provides assistance to home gardeners in Detroit. (2015 grant recipient)

Keep Growing Detroit ($20,000): to establish its fifth Resource Hub in Southwest Detroit to provide tools, training and other support to area gardeners. (2015 grant recipient)

Neighbors Building Brightmoor ($5,000): to fund a Public Allies AmeriCorps intern to expand the Community Kitchen, which was opened in 2016 under the leadership of a Mahindra-funded AmeriCorps intern. (2015 grant recipient)

Northend Christian Community Development Corp. – Oakland Avenue Farm ($10,000): to develop a water catchment and storage prototype, working with University of Michigan architects, engineers and designers.

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