Support for the Environment

and Public Spaces

Make an Impact

When you are ready to make a lasting impact on the environment and/or public spaces, we are here to help. Learn More

Make an Impact

For Nonprofits

The Community Foundation supports projects that support the environment and public spaces for those who live here. Learn More

For Nonprofits

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.

Impact you can see.

Our grantees are changing lives throughout the region. From The Dequindre Cut to The Great Lakes Way and everything in between, the Community Foundation is dedicated to supporting the environment and public spaces southeast Michigan.

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and/or your organization make an impact on our region.