STORIES


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

Keeping the arts alive during a pandemic

This story was originally published in our 2021 Annual Report. March 28, 2020, was going to be a big night for the Michigan Opera Theatre. It was scheduled as opening...

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Nearly $2 Million in Grants Awarded from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds at the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

Over 300 Grants Totaling Nearly $7.5 Million Awarded Since Inception of Funds The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation announced nearly $1.9 million in grants...

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In General

Community Foundation Announces More Than $19 Million in Grants

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan announced more than $19 million in funds to organizations and initiatives in areas including arts, civic life, education, health and human services. “The effects...

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In Press Release

Creating Opportunities for the Arts to Flourish

This story was originally published in our Spring 2021 REPORT. Arts organizations and those employed in the arts have been particularly impacted by the economic strain of the coronavirus pandemic....

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Community Foundation and CultureSource Announce $275,000 from COVID-19 Arts and Creative Community Assistance Fund

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, together with CultureSource, has announced that five organizations will each receive $55,000 for projects through the COVID-19 Arts and Creative Community Assistance Fund to...

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In Press Release

Seven Grants Made to Support Pontiac Community

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and the Pontiac Funders Collaborative announce seven grants totaling $770,000 designed to help the community thrive – four to build capacity of key institutions...

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In General,Press Release

Message from the President: Winter 2020

This message was originally published in the Winter 2020 REPORT Newsletter. As in years past, we have been humbled by the generosity of our donors and grantees who have demonstrated...

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In REPORT Newsletter

COVID-19 Relief and Resilience Grants Support Arts Organizations

This summer, the Community Foundation, in partnership with regional arts alliance CultureSource, announced $500,000 in relief and innovation funding for nonprofit arts and culture organizations....

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More Than $17 Million in Grants Made in Third Quarter

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan announced more than $17 million in grants to organizations and initiatives in areas including arts, education, health, human services, and youth development. “During a...

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In Press Release

Providing Relief During COVID-19

This story was originally published in our Fall 2020 REPORT Newsletter. In the past few months, public health data has supplied us with answers to several questions surrounding coronavirus, while...

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In REPORT Newsletter