The Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation is a non-profit, community-based organization working to preserve and improve the Grandmont Rosedale Neighborhoods of northwest Detroit. We take a comprehensive approach to community revitalization, with programs designed to renovate vacant homes, assist local homeowners and businesses, beautify our community and keep our neighborhoods safe and vibrant.






GRDC is a non-profit, charitable organization supported by grants and donations. We work to make the Grandmont Rosedale neighborhood an even better place to live, work and raise a family. GRDC relies on the financial support of many individuals to achieve our goals.  There are many ways to give. Donations of any size are welcome and your donation is tax deductible.

Annual Appeal


Soon you will receive GRDC's Annual Appeal Letter in your mailbox. In it you will find a description of the good work GRDC has done in its 25 year history in the Grandmont Rosedale communities. From renovating formerly vacant homes to establishing a Farmers' Market, GRDC’s programs are steadily improving the quality of life in our neighborhoods. If GRDC’s work is important to you, please consider making a tax-deductible year-end donation today. With your support, we can continue to make a real difference in the Grandmont Rosedale communities! Read the Appeal Letter HERE

MAKE A DONATION!

Just clink on the "Donate Now" button above to go to our secure Network for Good System.

If you prefer, you can also make a credit card donation over the phone with your VISA, Mastercard, American Express or Discover Card. Just call Lisa Grace at 313-387-GRDC (4732) ext.105.  You can even authorize an automatic or recurring donation on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis.

Of course you can always send a check or money order made payable to  "Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation" or "GRDC" to this address: GRDC, 19800 Grand River Detroit, MI  48223

Thank You, for thinking of GRDC!!


2nd Annual Grand River Winter Walk Thursday December 11th, 5-9pm

Shop local this holiday season! Stop in Grand River WorkPlace and Always Brewing Detroit for an assortment of artisan vendors, featuring Love TravelsImports, live music, entertainment, warm beverages, food trucks and more!

WORKPLACE 19120 Grand River Ave.* Always Brewing 19180 Grand River Ave.

START OR GROW A BUSINESS IN GRANDMONT ROSEDALE


Let GRDC help you start, expand or strengthen your business in the Grandmont Rosedale community. We are teaming up with TechTown, ProsperUS Detroit, and CEED to bring you the resources and technical assistance you need to succeed. We also have space to rent, ranging from single offices to a 1400 sf storefront on Grand River. Get all the details here.


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LOOKING FOR A HOME IN GRANDMONT ROSEDALE?

GRDC has nine new renovation projects underway, with support of the City of Detroit. Click here for details. Check our current inventory here.


QUALITY OF LIFE PLAN IMPLEMENTATION YIELDS IMPRESSIVE RESULTS

Adopted by the community in September 2012, the Grandmont Rosedale Quality of Life Plan lays out concrete steps toward improving the quality of life in our community over the next 3 to 5 years. The plan contains strategies for neighborhood stabilization, community security, commercial revitalization, beautification and place making, youth development and community engagement.  Click here to view the whole plan.


* Reviving Grandmont Rosedale with Popups and Co-Working Space

* After 25 years, Grandmont Rosedale provides a template for community development

* Building a Neighborhood

* The Neighborhood of Choice
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* Michigan Radio - development group having success attracting new residents

* Local Food Blogger Visits Farmers' Market

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GRDC Homes Featured on The Bright Side TV Program

* Free Press features Love Where You Live campaign

 
*House Envy: Free Press features 2013 Grandmont Rosedale Open House

* BLAC Detroit Magazine Features Grandmont Rosedale

* Grandmont Rosedale Lending Solutions Success Story

* GRDC Farmers' Market Gets National Attention

* Rochelle Riley Highlights Grandmont Rosedale

* Curbed Cup 2012 Neighborhood of the Year: Grandmont Rosedale!

* Renovated Home Featured on Curbed Detroit Website

* GRDC Homebuyers Featured on Channel 7's Detroit 2020

* GRDC Cited as a Model for Community-based Development

* Our Detroit Blog Shines Spotlight on GRDC

* Detroit By Choice Documentary Movie Trailer




GRDC named Community Development Corporation of the Year!

The lively drumming of Nanou Dijapo matched the buzz of Detroit pride as hundreds working to maintain and improve Detroit neighborhoods poured into the Grand Riverview Ballroom at Cobo Center. Over a dozen Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation board members and staff attended the Annual Detroit Community Development Awards banquet to accept the honor of Community Development Corporation of the Year.

This title is given annually by Detroit LISC and Community Development Advocates of Detroit (CDAD)  to an organization that has made an impact in its service area through the creation of commercial projects and programs that engage community members. With over 100 renovated homes, a new business incubator, Grand River WorkPlace, and collaboration with 1000+ volunteers for neighborhood maintenance, GRDC has earned this title for 2014! In his remarks, Tom Goddeeris, GRDC Executive Director, praises those that have collaborated to make this effort a reality. To see the video tribute above.

GRDC was in good company as other award recipients include the Detroit Youth Violence Prevention Initiative, Scripps Park Associates, and SER Metro-Detroit.  This group of LISC/CDAD awardees show the true progress made in our city and a reason to have high hopes for the future. Last year, GRDC won the Bridget Vance Award for Outstanding Safety Initiative for their numerous efforts including a monthly neighborhood safety meeting, popular crime alert, and their work on the Neighborhood Benefits District (NBD). GRDC thanks LISC for their support throughout the years on programs to maintain Grandmont-Rosedale’s quality of life.


WANT TO WORK FOR GRDC?

The Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation in Detroit is looking for two full-time, one-year VISTA members, to start in February 2015.

The Volunteer/Outreach Coordinator will coordinate and participate in various volunteer activities, including landscaping, vacant house maintenance, beautification, graffiti removal, mailings, office work, research, IT support, special events, and tree planting; recruit and work with a wide variety of volunteers; assist in the coordination of the Beautification and Community Engagement Task Forces; maintain volunteer records; assist with neighborhood marketing and social media; and assist with Farmers’ Market and Community Garden programs.

To apply for this position: Go through the AmeriCorps application process by DeC. 12, 2014.  Visit AmeriCorps at: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=58175&fromSearch=true

The Farmers’ Market Coordinator will work closely with the Market Manager to increase Market viability and capacity.  For example; research and assist in the development of market programming, promote the market to increase customer counts and sales, as well as participating in all aspects of market operations, including financial recordkeeping, vendor recruitment and retention, market set-up and take-down, production of a weekly market newsletter, volunteer recruitment, programming and special events, and evaluations and surveys of customers and vendors.

To apply for this position: Please send resumes to Lisa Grace at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by Dec. 12, 2014.

Benefits of VISTA service, provided directly through the AmeriCorps Program: living allowance, $11,797/year; health coverage, childcare assistance (if eligible) and student loan forbearance or deferment while in service (if eligible); at end of service, choice of a $5,730 education award or $1,500 cash stipend; one year of noncompetitive status for a federal government job.


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