Heidi Reijm

Contact: 

Hudson-Webber Impact Investing & Evaluation Fellow
hreijm@hudson-webber.org

Here's what I can help you with:

  • Policy research, evaluation, and grantmaking with the Hudson-Webber Foundation in Detroit.

Get to know Heidi:

What do you actually do all day long?
Meet with organizations doing good work in Detroit, prepare grants for consideration to the Board of Trustees, and conduct research on policies, practices, and strategies to improve communities in Detroit and Michigan.

What is the best part of your job?
Being able to learn about and support organizations who are making a difference

Favorite flavor of ice cream?
Coffee

What music are you streaming?
Jack Garratt, Kendrick Lamar, Sam Smith, Michl, and Elizabeth Cotton. More likely, though, I'm listening to NPR, or music with my kids, like Ella Jenkins and Ozomotli.

Why do you love where you live?
I've fallen in love with Detroit and all of its cultural richness in art, music, design, as well as its strong neighborhoods. Not being a Michigan native, I'm constantly in awe of how beautiful the state it is.

If you could choose a super power, what would it be?
The ability to heal people

Favorite book from childhood?
"Autobiography of Malcom X"

Favorite book?
"Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx is Burning"

Dream vacation? 
Coastal Mexico

Hobbies?
Endurance running, biking, track cycling, hiking, and spending time with my family and dogs