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August 29, 2016
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Building a $100 Million Proposal and Inviting the World to Listen In

Marisol Dorantes-Silva

A team of fellows and community members work together during a workshop at Civilla. The Detroit nonprofit, which uses an approach called human-centered design to improve the delivery of government services, is producing a podcast to chronicle its pursuit of a $100 million grant from the MacArthur Foundation.

How, exactly, does one assemble a compelling $100 million grant application? A small Detroit nonprofit has set about finding out, and it is inviting the world to follow along.

Civilla works with government agencies and others to reconceive the...

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