The Dearborn Community Fund, a nonprofit organization, contributes to the vibrancy of the city of Dearborn, Michigan, through support of activities and projects across the city and at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center (The Center).
Established in 2000, the Fund is committed to providing enrichment opportunities to enhance the quality of life for those who live, play and work in Dearborn while maintaining Dearborn as a creative and dynamic city.
In partnership with the City of Dearborn and other community partners, the Fund is taking a leadership role in presenting donation-funded programs and opportunities such as:
- Dearborn Homecoming Festival – Aug. 5-7, 2016 – Organized in partnership with the City of Dearborn, this is the premier fundraising event for Dearborn non-profit organizations. The festival features two nights of fireworks, a three-day carnival, popular musical performances, live entertainment, a variety of food trucks and booths raising funds for non-profit organizations, inflatable rides, family games, and much more. The event draws more than 140,000 visitors, including many who return home from across the country to renew friendships and enjoy activities with family members. Sponsorships are available now. Contact EmmaJean Woodyard at 943.5478 for details.
- May 2016-April 2017: Midwest Sculpture Initiative / Dearborn’s Art In Public Places Project. Includes seven new outdoor sculptures on display across Dearborn and elementary student workshops in partnership with the East Dearborn Downtown Development Authority (EDDDA), West Dearborn Downtown Development Authority and the Dearborn Public Schools. Sculptures are changed each year.
- April 13.02016: Youth In Arts Festival with the Dearborn Public Schools, 6 p.m. at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center. Featuring student art exhibit, instrumental and vocal music and dance performances. Free admission.
- Pockets of Perception (POP) student design team – Public art project in which 10 students representing all Dearborn high schools work with instructors, artists and business people to design and install a permanent public art project. Applications for the 2017-19 team will be accepted in March 2017. The 2015-17 is building a sculpture for permanent installation in the Dearborn City Hall Artspace Lofts. The previous team designed a mosaic wall and made the tiles that were installed in Dearborn’s new John D. Dingell Transit Center, which opened in December 2014.
- ArtSpace – DCF is partnering with the EDDDA to raise funds and work with the national non-profit Artspace organization to purchase and rehab the old Dearborn City Hall building, now called Dearborn City Hall Artspace Lofts, which provides live/work/display space for artists.
The DCF is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Donations to the Fund are tax deductible to the full extent permitted by law.
For more information or to make a donation, please contact Executive Director EmmaJean Woodyard at 313-943-5478.