Philanthropy - BasBlue
Since opening our doors in October 2021, our space, member community, and programs directly support the women of Detroit, which includes the next generation of aspiring business owners, industry leaders, creatives and authors, executives, and volunteers.

The BasBlue foundation

BasBlue is dedicated to amplifying opportunities for the women of Detroit.

The BasBlue Foundation aims to bolster and strengthen the Detroit and Southeast Michigan community by providing access, opportunities, and financial support to historically underrepresented and under-resourced individuals.

From the next generation of aspiring business owners to industry leaders, to creatives and authors, to executives and volunteers - The BasBlue Foundation helps individuals build social capital, self-confidence, self-sufficiency, and skills that will equip them for whatever the future may hold.

About BasBlue
Our impact strategy is formed by three pillars: Access, Incubate and Grow

Opportunity starts with Access. We provide access and opportunity to our community through:


Once individuals have access they need the tools to incubate their career and build the life they want. Our incubate pillar directly supports aspiring business owners through:


As we gain access, and incubate careers, growth is ongoing - and through this pillar, we support the continuous growth and progress of the community with:

  • Educational seminars
  • Mentor Matching
  • Leadership Development Series
  • Mental Health awareness programs

Impact at-a-glance

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Basblue members

BasBlue support the women of Detroit across all ages, life stages and careers
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Educational Programs

Our educational programs include lectures, panel discussions, leadership development, health + wellness sessions, and more, facilitated by industry professionals from our member network
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Trailblazers - in - Residence Recipients

The Trailblazer-in-Residence Scholarship awards complimentary annual memberships to changemakers, radical thinkers, and future leaders facing financial barriers to membership



Ways to give

The support you give today will have a transformational impact on the lives, voice and vision of our community by not only showing them what is possible, but giving them the tools to get there. The generous contributions of individuals, corporations, and foundations are essential to our ability to fulfill our mission and serve our community.

Give online

BasBlue gratefully accepts electronic donations through American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.

Make a gift today at

Give by mail

Please make checks payable to the addressee below and indicate in your selected sponsorship level in the check's memo & field.

Engagement + Philanthropy
110 E Ferry St
Detroit, MI 48202

To learn more about ways to support BasBlue, please contact Maria Baker, Director at [email protected].
BasBlue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, EIN 85-4027726. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law for the year in which they were made.