Friends of 826michigan

We are deeply grateful for everyone who supports 826michigan’s work, and we’re proud to recognize the following foundations, family funds, and corporations.

Thank you to all who provide support to 826michigan’s programs and operations. Quite simply, we couldn’t do it without you! 826michigan’s programs and service to school-aged students in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and Detroit are made possible by the generous leadership support from the following corporate, government, and foundation partners:

826 National
Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation
Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
Dresner Foundation
DTE Energy Foundation
EMA Foundation
Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation
Google Ann Arbor
General Motors Foundation
James A. and Faith Knight Foundation
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation – Knight Arts Challenge
The Kresge Foundation
Mary K. Robertson Family Fund
Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs
Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation
Toyota USA Foundation
Tides Foundation
University of Michigan Athletics Department – Big House 5K
Zell Family Foundation

And with the meaningful and generous support from the following funding partners:

Alliance for Young Artists and Writers
Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation Youth Council Grant Program
Ann Arbor State Bank
The Arts Alliance
Bill and Molly Dobson Fund
Books by Chance
Bona Sera
Born and Raised Detroit
The Cabrio Group
Cole Haan
Comcast Foundation
Detroit Creativity Project
Dollar General Literacy Foundation
Domino’s Pizza
Eastern Market Corporation – Citizens Bank Growing Communities Microgrant Program
Edward F. Redies Foundation
Flagstar Foundation
Galens Medical Society
Gannett Foundation Detroit
Helen L. Kay Charitable Foundation
Invest Detroit Foundation
Junior League of Detroit, Inc.
Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor Foundation
Lucky’s Market
The Lunch Room
Martin Family Foundation
Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation
Mosaic Foundation of Rita & Peter Heydon
The Peck Foundation
Pitney Bowes Foundation
Quite Scientific Records
Real Estate One
Red Rock BBQ
Revolver Fund
Richard C. and Barbara C. Van Dusen Family Fund
Robbins Family Fund
Rotary Club of Ann Arbor
Sage Foundation
Schiff Hardin
Strategic Staffing Solutions
Synapse Media/Mindfield
Team Detroit
Third Mind Books
Thomson Shore
Toyota Technical Center
U-M Credit Union
Ypsilanti Area Community Fund
Zingerman’s Community of Businesses

We strive for accuracy in our listings. Please email Development Director Judy Tipton at if your information is incorrect. This list reflects gifts of $1,000 or more, from January 2015 to January 2018.


Liberty Street Robot
Supply & Repair
115 East Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 761-3463
Detroit Robot Factory
1351 Winder
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 818-0255