Do it for Detroit (Di4D) is an annual event dedicated to supporting and raising awareness about local initiatives working to alleviate hunger and promote food justice in Detroit. This program consists of a micro-grant competition with the winner awarded a $3,000 grant and the runners up receiving $2,000 and $1,000, respectively. Funding for the grants has been generously donated by the William and Audrey Farber Family Foundation.  Unique to this funding opportunity, each initiative must use their award to actively engage the general community in meaningful volunteer service. All who are interested are welcome to attend and cast a vote.

The Story of Di4D

An original project of NEXTGen Detroit’s Do it for Detroit Fund micro-grant competitions, this program has grown into a partnership between NEXTGen Detroit, Repair the World, and Yad Ezra.

NEXTGen Detroit, a division of the Jewish Federation of Metro Detroit, works to make our city a vibrant and meaningful home for young Jews of every age, a place where meaning can be found in every facet of life, from professional to social, religious to cultural and more.



Repair the World tackles pressing local needs by mobilizing communities to volunteer. We enable people to transform their neighborhoods, cities and lives through meaningful service experiences, rooted in Jewish values, history and heritage.



Yad Ezra (Hebrew for ‘Helping Hand’) provides more than one million pounds a year of supplemental kosher food, toiletries, and household necessities to those in need in the Jewish community. Yad Ezra is committed to operating a high-quality food pantry through hard work and the support of staff, volunteers, and donors.