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The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan is always looking for effective program and project ideas that can improve life in southeast Michigan, specifically in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, Washtenaw, St. Clair and Livingston counties. We accept grant requests from nonprofit organizations serving southeast Michigan which are tax-exempt public charities under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Community Foundation provides grants considering various local needs and identifying those projects which promise the strongest long-term impact on the region. In general, the Community Foundation funds projects and programs in the areas of arts and culture, civic affairs, health, human services, neighborhood and regional economic development, work force development, environment and land use.

We welcome proposals from nonprofit organization in southeast Michigan and encourage organizations seeking a grant to contact us. We encourage representatives of nonprofits to download the Pre-Application Questionnaire as a first step in determining your eligibility to apply for a grant. If your answers to the Pre-Application Questionnaire indicate that you meet basic eligibility requirements, please call and talk to a program officer to discuss your proposal.

Click here to view our grantmaking guidelines.

Michigan Cultural Data Project
The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan now requires arts and cultural organizations to complete a Data Profile through the Michigan Cultural Data Project (Michigan CDP) website. Learn more.


Other Grant Opportunities:

Detroit Auto Dealers Association Charitable Foundation Fund
This fund provides broad support for projects that benefit youth.

DADA Grantmaking Guidelines
DADA Brochure


The HOPE Fund
This fund provides support to nonprofit organizations serving the local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities. 

The HOPE Fund Grantmaking Guidelines


J.P. McCarthy Fund
This fund provides support for blood disorder research.

Click here to view the Request for Proposals.
Click here for the application.


Youth Advisory Committee (YAC)

YAC Grant Guidelines