We want to hear your great ideas. We'll work with you to consider how to meet your funding needs. Call us and we will help guide your request.
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.
Our grants support a wide range of projects and organizations. As our potential partner, you simply need to read these guidelines and then, if you think there is a potential fit, please call and talk to us. We value your time and do not want you to spend unnecessary hours and resources preparing a proposal unless there is a clear possibility of working together.
Step 1: Review the Grantmaking Guidelines
Once you have reviewed the grantmaking guidelines, if you have any questions, please feel free to call 313.961.6675 and ask to speak to a Program Officer.
Review the Grantmaking Guidelines
Step 2: Start An Application
Once you’ve reviewed our Grantmaking Guidelines and spoken with a Program Officer it’s time to start your grant application.
Start an Application
Step 3:Finish Your Application
You can return to your application at anytime via the link below.
Return to Your Draft Application
Beyond our general Grantmaking program, there are a few specialized grant opportunities available through the Community Foundation. Please take a moment to read the specific interests and guidelines for each of these programs.
- Chelsea Community Foundation
Celebrating our 20th year, the Chelsea Community Foundation supports "all things Chelsea" — the important community work that goes into making Chelsea, Michigan, the strong, vibrant, special community that it is.More
- Community Foundation for Livingston County
The Community Foundation for Livingston County was established to support and improve the public well-being and quality of life in Livingston County. As it kicks off its 25th year, supporters of the Foundation celebrate its dedication to improvement of Livingston County. More
- Detroit Auto Dealers Association
The Detroit Auto Dealers Association (DADA) Charitable Foundation Fund supports grants to charitable organizations that make a lasting impact on the lives of children and youth in southeast Michigan.More
- The HOPE Fund
The HOPE Fund (Helping Others through Partnerships and Education) was created to strengthen organizations and projects that support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and families, through targeted grantmaking, projects and technical assistance.More
- The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds
The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds were created to provide permanent, endowed support for programs and initiatives that reflect the personal passions of Mr. Wilson. Those areas of support are: Caregiving, Design & Access, Youth Sports, and Grosse Pointe Community Assets.
- Youth Leadership
Working with youth and youth-serving nonprofits in the region, we support programs that give young people a voice in their communities and help them gain leadership experience. More