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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


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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