Latest Happenings


  • Detroit – The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan announced today a unique media partnership between Issue Media Group and Between The Lines. Aimed at highlighting local LGBT leaders of color, the partnership is supported by The HOPE Fund’s Racial Equity Initiative.

  • On March 11, 2011, an 8.9 magnitude earthquake struck near Japan. It was the biggest quake to hit the country since record-keeping began in the late 1800s and one of the largest ever recorded in the world. The earthquake struck at a depth of six miles, about 80 miles off the eastern coast, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The area is 240 miles northeast of Tokyo. In the days since the initial quake, there have been numerous, powerful aftershocks.
  • Armune BioScience wins grand prize for the top company, and ReGenerate takes home the prize for best student business idea

    DETROIT, Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition awarded over $1 million in cash and in-kind services on Saturday to the winners of the world's largest business plan competition. The grand prize of $500,000 in cash was awarded to Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Armune BioScience and grand prize of $25,000 for the student portion of the competition was awarded to University of Michigan students Hunt Briggs, Paul M.

  • Three nonprofit organizations with a history of innovation and service in Michigan Monday announced a first-of-its-kind collaboration to redevelop a neighborhood, create jobs and fill important health care and living needs for seniors in the City of Detroit.

  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    December 15, 2010

    The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan recognizes Mariam C. Noland for her 25 years of service to the region by announcing ”The Mariam C. Noland Award for Nonprofit Leadership”

    DETROIT – The Board of Trustees of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan announced today the establishment of the “Mariam C. Noland Award for Nonprofit Leadership,” which was created recognize and celebrate president Mariam Noland’s 25th year of service to the Community Foundation and to the region.

  • New Economy Initiative Awards $3 Million to Business Accelerator Network for Southeast Michigan
    Network will focus on attracting and retaining business in southeast Michigan


  • On January 22, 2010, a new federal law came into effect in response to the outpouring of support being offered by American taxpayers in connection with relief efforts for those affected by the earthquake in Haiti.  This law is designed to provide the following benefits for taxpayers making cash contributions in connection with those relief efforts. The law has two key provisions.

    Acceleration of tax deduction

  • On January 12, a devastating earthquake struck Haiti and has caused a humanitarian disaster in the country. Much of Haiti’s infrastructure providing basic human needs, including food and water, is not functioning.

  • Theresa Fraley 
    Communications Director
    Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
    (313) 961-6675
    tfraley@cfsem.org

    Marc Fest 
    Vice President for Communications
    John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
    (305) 908-2677

  • Detroit, MI — The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan (www.cfsem.org) today awarded grants totaling $125,000 to 50 nonprofit organizations that serve people with disabilities throughout the region.