DTE Energy Foundation Challenges DHDC Supporters with Matching-Dollar Initiative

As we near the holiday season, we are reminded that it’s never too early to ask for end-of-the-year donations. If you donate to DHDC, or would like to begin, now is an excellent time to start!

DTE Energy Foundation and Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation today announced the 2014 DHDC Challenge, a $25,000 matching-dollar initiative aimed at building stability for Southwest Detroit families and neighborhoods.


2013 Dream Makers’ Gala: JoAnn Chavez, DTE Energy; Angela Reyes, DHDC; Mena McLean and Armando Betancourt, Deloitte. Deloitte presents $4,200 check dedicated to supporting operating costs of DHDC.

Last year, DHDC supporters raised $23,302 through the 2013 Challenge Grant, of which DTE Energy Foundation matched $16,000. The total tally equaled $39,302, which helped DHDC provide better, more comprehensive services to Southwest Detroit. This pot helped us fund things like providing childcare for young children, repairing our parking lot, and other expenses not covered by restricted funding. Last year’s campaign ended on October 24, the date of our Dream Makers’ Gala. This year’s campaign will be a little different.


GTlogoAre you familiar with Black Friday, or Cyber Monday? Well, think Giving Tuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. Until National Giving Day, December 2, DTE Energy Foundation will be matching all donations dollar-for-dollar until we reach $25,000. Today’s announcement comes during Hispanic Heritage Month, and this initiative certainly honors the traditions and achievements of the Hispanic and Latino community in Southwest Detroit.

This is HUGE news for DHDC, a community-based organization that frequently relies on large grants and gifts from foundations and corporations. This is an opportunity for you to make your donation count for more and double your impact!

To learn what your donation today could fund and make a donation, please visit How You Can Help.


DHDC Staff have committed to forming our own pot to donate, and we will be seeking solicitations from community members, volunteers, local businesses, and more. We welcome you to accept the challenge from DTE Energy Foundation and make a donation to DHDC, the organization of your choice this holiday season.

For the press release, click here.

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