At the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, we invest in projects that support the environment and public spaces throughout the seven counties of southeast Michigan because they add so much to the quality of life in our region.
In addition to intangible qualities like connectedness and sense of place, they boost property values, improve the environment and help us stay healthy by providing places to bike, walk and experience the restorative benefits of nature.
Sustained support for the environment and public spaces matters. Access to natural spaces improves the mental, physical, and social health of individuals and communities, and it fosters an ethic of stewardship that can change humans’ relationship with the planet for the better.
The long-term stability that endowment funds provide is important for maintaining the momentum of change, and for ensuring that southeast Michigan’s natural beauty stays vibrant for generations to come.