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Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

Since 1984, the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan has served as a vehicle for donors, volunteers and community members to identify important issues, share ideas and build financial resources to make positive long-term change.

Every day, the Community Foundation is helping individuals, businesses, nonprofit organizations and other foundations meet their charitable and financial goals by providing tools and resources that make giving to one's community easier, flexible and effective.

The Community Foundation exists in perpetuity to enhance the quality of life of the citizens in southeast Michigan in the seven counties of Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, Washtenaw, Livingston and St. Clair. We also help donors invest in organizations they care about nationwide.

We are building permanent community capital in the form of endowments that create a base of stable financial support for the region. We do this by:

  • Making strategic investments in programs and organizations that benefit the region
  • Equipping organizations and the public with knowledge and information that will lead to positive change
  • Building endowment – community capital – to meet our region’s needs today and tomorrow
  • Providing expert assistance to donors and their advisers in their charitable planning

For more information about the Community Foundation, please click here to see our fact sheet.

Click here to watch a video featuring our President Mariam Noland.

Click here to watch a video featuring our Board Chair Allan Gilmour.

  • Affiliates

    The following affiliates are administered as funds of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and are dedicated to supporting charitable organizations and activities in southeast Michigan. The Chelsea Community Foundation Community Foundation of Livingston County

  • Board of Trustees

    A listing of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan's Board of Trustees

  • Employment Opportunities

    Current Opportunities. Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.

  • Investment Performance

    The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan annually appoints an independent auditor to conduct an audit of the Foundation's combined financial statements. The most recent audited financial statements of the Community Foundation and its supporting organizations are provided here.

  • Latest Happenings

    The most recent events and happenings of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

  • Membership Opportunities

    The following affiliates are administered as funds of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and are dedicated to supporting charitable organizations and activities in southeast Michigan.

  • Publications

    The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan publishes reports, annual reports and charitable giving guides. In this section you will find a listing of these resources.

  • Supporting Organizations

    The following support foundations are affiliates of the Community Foundation. Support foundations are separate legal entities that have their own board of directors and 501(c)(3) tax-exempt statuses from the Internal Revenue Service. These organizations support the work of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. Each support foundation has its own grantmaking process. The Gilmour-Jirgens Fund Robert H. Tannahill Foundation