Full Name
Laura Grannemann
Speaker Bio
Laura Grannemann is the Executive Director of the Rocket Community Fund and the Gilbert Family Foundation. Together, these two organizations make up the philanthropic arm of the Rock Family of Companies. She co-founded the Rocket Community Fund in May of 2016 and oversaw the rollout of a $500M commitment across the two organizations to building opportunity and equity in Detroit. Laura has a degree in International Development from Georgetown University.
In her role, Laura focuses on breaking down complex systems related to economic development, housing stability and employment, including Detroit’s tax foreclosure crisis, the mortgage market in the city, and bridging the digital divide. Additionally, Laura oversees national investments that support housing stability at scale across the United States.
Throughout her time in philanthropy, Laura has founded and led projects that bring together community, public and private partners such as Rehabbed & Ready, Motor City Mapping, Neighbor to Neighbor, the Make it Home program, the Detroit Tax Relief Fund and the Connect 313 collaborative. This work has affected tens of thousands of Detroit residents, allowing families to stay in their homes, become homeowners and build equity and opportunity. Laura was named a “Crain’s 20 in the 20s” honoree in 2018, and her work has been featured in national publications like the New York Times, Reuters and the Wall Street Journal.