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:
For more information about the Community Foundation, see our fact sheet.
President Mariam Noland talks about the process of building a foundation, access, and how the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan exists to help those in southeast Michigan live better lives.
Immediately past Board Chair, Allan Gilmour, talks about the importance of inclusion and diversity for ensuring the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan is able to respond the needs of the region.