As he's settled into superstardom, Big Sean has made a constant effort to give back to his hometown of Detroit. Last year, he founded his Detroit-based nonprofit, the Sean Anderson Foundation, designed to help the disadvantaged youth of his city with initiatives in the realms of education, healthcare, and the arts. Through his foundation, he was recently able to donate a sum of $25,000 to Wayne State University, located in the Midtown district, for its Helping Individuals Go Higher (HIGH) program, which is devoted to eliminating college student homelessness. 

According to his foundation's website, Sean's donation will "provide short-term support to Wayne State students experiencing homelessness or precarious housing situations." "With this gift, we will be able to help Wayne State students who are experiencing homelessness work toward a better future," said HIGH founder Jacqueline Wilson. 

Sean's contribution to Wayne State is not the only recent charitable work that has earned him attention. He donated $82,000 during the height of the crisis in Flint in order to help children who had been poisoned by the city's water supply, and last year, he teamed with adidas Originals to build a recording studio at Cass Technical High School, his alma mater.