STORIES


Stories of growth, stories of impact, stories from our community.

2019: A Community Foundation Year in Review

As 2019 winds down, the Community Foundation would like to thank the donors, grantees, and volunteers that helped make a permanent, positive impact on our region this year....

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Youth and Families in St. Clair County Benefit from Family Philanthropy

Port Huron, like any community, has its share of needs. Low-income families in the area often seek services ranging from food to health care, and hundreds of children seek educational...

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Community Foundation announces more than $23 million in grants

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan announced more than $23 million in grants to organizations and initiatives primarily within southeast Michigan’s seven counties in areas including the arts, education, health...

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In Press Release

Kamilah Henderson details the Wash and Learn program with WDET

Kamilah Henderson spoke with WDET to detail the Wash and Learn program, a Community Foundation grantee working to make literacy programs more accessible....

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‘SportPort’ program expands to give more kids opportunities to play

Eight Additional Communities to Join Equipment Sharing Program Today, Project Play: Southeast Michigan, an initiative driven and funded by the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation in partnership with the Community...

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In Press Release

Increasing Access to Legal Services for All

Access to legal services can often be a barrier for many low-income individuals and families to live successful lives. Several nonprofit organizations in our region are working hard to find...

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2019 Detroit Journalism Engagement Fund Grantee Updates

Get the latest updates on our group of 2019 Detroit Journalism Engagement Fund grantees....

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WDET and City Bureau’s citizen journalism program expanding in Detroit

To arm a diverse city with information, the Documenters program trains Detroit residents to attend public meetings, take notes and share them online....

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Riverwise Storytelling Workshops develop Detroit’s storytelling community

Detroit’s creative community has gained a valuable resource in the Riverwise Storytelling Workshops, which focus on grooming storytellers within the city....

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Wash and Learn program brings the library to Detroit laundromats

The Detroit Public Library, supported by a grant from the Community Foundation, is expanding its Wash and Learn program to bring the resources of a library to children who may...

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