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Hudson-Webber Foundation


Last profile update: 06/22/2017
Last grant data update: 03/18/2018

At A Glance

Hudson-Webber Foundation

333 W. Fort St., Ste. 1310

Detroit, MI United States 48226-3149

Telephone: (313) 963-7777


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation






Incorporated in 1943 in MI; on Jan. 1, 1984 absorbed the Richard H. and Eloise Jenks Webber Charitable Fund, Inc., and the Eloise and Richard Webber Foundation - In 1939, Richard Webber and his wife, Eloise, established the Eloise and Richard Webber Foundation, and they added to it substantially over the years. Their daughters, Jean Webber Sutphin and Mary Webber Parker, and Richard's sister, Louise Webber O'Brien, also provided important contributions. In 1960, Richard and Eloise Webber established the Richard H. and Eloise Jenks Webber Charitable Fund, Inc. In addition, their daughters, Jean and Mary, and Richard's brother, Joseph L. Webber, provided substantial contributions.

Purpose and Activities

The foundation concentrates efforts and resources in Detroit, Michigan, and in support of projects within four missions: 1) physical revitalization; 2) economic development; 3) enhancement of major art and cultural institutions; and 4) safe communities. The foundation also provides charitable assistance to qualified J. L. Hudson Co. employees or ex-employees needing help in overcoming personal crises and misfortunes .