Building a Solid Foundation

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Sport Management associate professor Kathy Babiak is teaching students in her SM 313: Management of Nonprofit Sport Organizations class about sport nonprofits by having them start their own -- Foundation 313.

Through a partnership with the Learning by Giving Foundation, student-members of Foundation 313 are gaining hands-on experience in grant-making, philanthropy, and the importance of the non-profit sector. The students hope to leverage their $10,000 Learning by Giving grant by raising $3000 on their own GoFundMe website (

Foundation 313's goal is to provide grants to Southeast Michigan nonprofits engaging with and serving youth through sport, recreation and physical activity programs and initiatives. They are currently soliciting requests for proposals on their website: Deadline for submission is March 6, 2017.

Congrats and best wishes, Foundation 313!