Support the center

Our work is made possible by the support of many partners and generous funders, including individual donations from community members like you. Gifts of all sizes are valuable and help us to expand our research and community outreach. 

Ways to give 

You can follow this link to make your gift online or mail a check directly to: 

Wayne State University 
P.O. Box 674602 
Detroit, MI 48202 

Please make checks payable to Center for Urban Studies and indicate the specific program, if any, in the memo line of your check. 

All donations are tax-deductible. Online donations to CUS are processed through Wayne State University (WSU). WSU does not charge a fee per transaction, so all donations go directly to the Center to support their advocacy and research efforts.  

Other giving opportunities 

To direct your gift to a specific program at the Center, follow the program's donate link below: 

Strategies and Tools for Overdose Prevention (STOP)  Donate to STOP

The STOP team trains community members in overdose rescue strategies and distributes Overdose Rescue Kits containing Narcan, a life-saving nasal spray that quickly reverses opioid overdose. Together, we will stop overdose deaths and other harms resulting from opioid misuse. Visit the STOP website to learn more. 

AmeriCorps Urban Safety (AMUS)  Donate to AMUS

AMUS engages 150 AmeriCorps members a year to pursue the reduction of crime and increased public safety within target areas throughout the city of Detroit. Our vision is to help create safe and healthy communities in Detroit, especially focusing on children and youth. Visit the AMUS website to learn more. 

Urban Advocacy Corps (UAC)  Donate to UAC

UAC's mission is to uplift survivors, strengthen community response, and create systems change that will lead to reductions of partner abuse in Detroit. Visit the UAC website to learn more. 

Contact us 

If you have any questions about our giving opportunities, please email us at