Atwater Beach to receive $50,000 grant from Gannett – Michigan News

Atwater Beach to receive $50,000 grant from Gannett –  Michigan News

The planned Atwater Beach project in Detroit will receive a $50,000 grant from Gannett | USA TODAY NETWORK “A Community Thrives,” a program that supports projects that positively impact local communities.  

It was among nine philanthropic organizations from across the country that will receive charitable grants from the program.

Gannett | USA TODAY NETWORK launched “A Community Thrives” (ACT) this year to focus on funding great ideas in its communities across the country. Hundreds of individuals and groups submitted ideas via video explaining how their project would have a positive impact on their community. The winners offer creative solutions to addressing their communities needs and interests.

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 “Our purpose at Gannett | USA TODAY NETWORK is built on strengthening and empowering the communities we serve. ‘A Community Thrives’ feeds that mission by enabling people in our communities to surface the issues important to them that a grant from this program can impact in meaningful way,” said Andy Yost, chief marketing officer of Gannett | USA TODAY NETWORK.

“We are proud to be able to empower people to make a positive impact in their community,” said Bob Dickey, chief executive officer of Gannett | USA TODAY NETWORK. “The participation from our local communities was overwhelming in its first year, and we look forward to growing this program to touch many more people in the years to come.”

The program received hundreds of thousands of votes for…

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