NEWS & PRESS


State of Michigan announces $17.5 million in grant funds to combat the opioid epidemic

The press release was originally published by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on January 8, 2020. Download the full press release here. LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan...

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Project Play joins Channel 7 Action News, shares tips to keep youth active in the winter WXYZ-TV Channel 7 Action News This Morning

Sarah Wedepohl, senior program officer at the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, spoke with Channel 7 Action News This Morning about Project Play and the importance of keeping youth active...

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Mariam Noland Speaks with Chuck Stokes on CFSEM Impact WXYZ Detroit

Mariam Noland, President of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, speaks with Chuck Stokes about the history of the Community Foundation, our initiatives, and the impact that philanthropy is playing...

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$1 Million Endowment Established To Support Detroit Youth Choir Comcast Newsmakers

This piece originally appeared on Comcast Newsmakers on Oct. 2, 2019. A group of Detroit-based foundations and members of the business community announced a $1 million endowment to recognize the...

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Providing Basic Human Needs Comcast Newsmakers

This piece originally appeared on Comcast Newsmakers on Oct. 2, 2019. There are more than 600,000 foreign-born individuals in Michigan, 70 percent of whom who live in southeast Michigan. Michigan...

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Amid an Urgent Public Health Crisis, a Bid to Find Better Ways to Curb Opioid Abuse Inside Philanthropy

This article was written by Laura Dorwart for Inside Philanthropy Against a backdrop of steadily soaring opioid-related death rates in the U.S., state agencies and private funders are pairing up...

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Detour Media launches Emerging Voices citizen journalism program

The Community Foundation is glad to pass along this release from Emerging Voices, supported by the Detroit Journalism Engagement Fund. Detroit residents to be equipped to tell their stories Detour...

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The Importance of the Census in Southeast Michigan Comcast Newsmakers

Melissa Smiley, Special Assistant to the President and Strategy Officer for the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan spoke with Comcast Newsmakers about the importance of a complete and accurate 2020...

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Local public meetings are a scrape and a tap away NeimanLab

“The goal is not to produce content for media outlets. It’s to repair broken bridges with local government, to get people to the meetings, get their voices heard, and figure...

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Freedom of information: New project aims to help Detroiters use public records law The Detroit Free Press

“Journalists talk a lot about the Freedom of Information Act. It’s a key way that we hold our governments accountable. Free Press journalists recently used Michigan’s Freedom of Information law...

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