In case you missed it, the Detroit region is the least diverse in the nation. However, there are nonprofits trying to change that, and their had work has been recognized in the form of a grant.

The Nissan Foundation has announced the recipients of its grant to help foster culturally diverse communities. The foundation looks for innovative programs that break down societal barriers and build inclusive communities through education and outreach. This year, the foundation reviewed 33 proposals from nonprofits around the U.S.

In total, the foundation will award $700,000 in grants to nonprofits in seven states, helping to support 27 programs. Two of those organizations are right here in Detroit.

The Community House’s programs Race Relations and Diversity Task Force and 21st Century Leaders Program Scholarships will receive a total of $25,000.

The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, Inc. will receive $25,000 for its Neighbor-to-Neighbor Project. This project provides school programs, employer training, and workshops on social services for Iraqi immigrants in Detroit.

“The organizations and projects selected for 2016 represent those who provide culturally diverse and relevant programs in communities where Nissan operates,” said Scott Becker, president of the Nissan Foundation in a statement. “The Nissan Foundation is proud to support their missions to enrich people’s lives and open doors to new ways of understanding our neighbors and the world we live in.”

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