STORIES


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

Oudolf Garden Detroit: Agency Endowment at Work

An agency endowment fund like the one that Oudolf Garden Detroit has at the Community Foundation can provide financial security to those taking on new challenges or those looking to...

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YAC Reflection: How Build-On engages students in social justice education and community service

This story is part of a series written by members of our Youth Advisory Committee highlighting grantees working on racial justice initiatives. By Claire Hong, YAC Member For over 18 years, Build-On...

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YAC Reflection: A Profile on Congress of Communities

This story is part of a series written by members of our Youth Advisory Committee highlighting grantees working on racial justice initiatives. By YAC Members of CFSEM Congress of Communities is a...

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Great Lakes Way project aims to unify greenways and water trails along Michigan’s southeast coast Model D

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Wrapping Up the U.S. Census: Another Phase of Work Begins

Now that the data collection phase is over, the U.S. Census Bureau’s work is — in many ways — just beginning....

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New Economy Initiative’s Pam Lewis Named Brookings Institution Nonresident Senior Fellow

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan is pleased to announce that Pamela D. Lewis, Director of the New Economy Initiative (NEI), has been named a Nonresident Senior Fellow of the...

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Western-Washtenaw Area Value Express (WAVE) reopens with Community Foundation support The Sun Times News

Western-Washtenaw Area Value Express (WAVE) has been providing affordable transportation programs in Washtenaw County since 1976. However, for the first time in its history, programs temporarily closed in mid-March when...

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Annual Grants Awarded from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan has awarded nearly $1.7 million in grants to 73 organizations through the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds. The majority of this year’s grants...

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New grants supporting local journalism projects and outlets

In year three of the Detroit Journalism Engagement Fund, a partnership with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Ford Foundation and the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan,...

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LGBTQ+ Organizations Connect With New Populations with HOPE Fund grants

Today, the fund continues to assist organizations both new and old, large and small, in their efforts to serve and connect with new audiences....

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