Nonprofit health system ProMedica has committed to fundraising $20 million over a ten-year period to invest in a small city in Southeast Michigan to drive community development with an aim to reduce health disparities.
The Toledo, Ohio-based organization has partnered with two local organizations, including Lenawee Community Foundation and the All About Adrian Resident Coalition, to determine how the money will be spent. According to a press release, the main investments will center around education, housing, finance and social services, policy and community infrastructure.
The funding will serve a community of approximately 11,000 people in the eastern corridor of Adrian, Michigan, which faces high levels of chronic health conditions and poverty. Formerly a manufacturing town, the area has experienced increased unemployment and housing insecurity since the 2008 financial crisis, according to Joe Williams, president and CEO of Lenawee Community Foundation.