STORIES


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

Signal-Return’s innovative art collaboration brings connection through change

“All that you touch, You Change. All that you Change, Changes you. The only lasting truth is Change.” – Octavia Butler These were the guiding words for “We exChange: An...

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Michigan philanthropic group announces latest round of grants. Here’s where $23M will go. Detroit Free Press

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$23 million in grants announced during Community Foundation’s annual board meeting

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan approved more than $23 million of grants in support of nonprofit organizations working to make a positive, permanent impact throughout the region during its...

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Freep Film Festival to screen Detroit bankruptcy doc that features former Community Foundation president

The Freep Film Festival will screen the documentary “Gradually, Then Suddenly: The Bankruptcy of Detroit” on Wednesday. The film uses re-enactments, archival footage, and contemporary interviews – including with former...

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Video: Community Foundation President Ric DeVore discusses $14 million in grants on WXYZ-TV Channel 7

This story originally aired on WXYZ-TV Channel 7. Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan President Richard (Ric) L. DeVore discussed $14 million in grants during a recent 7 UpFront segment on...

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Community Foundation Announces More Than $14 Million in Funding in Southeast Michigan

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan announced funding totaling more than $14 million during the first quarter. The grants will support organizations primarily in southeast Michigan that focus on arts...

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Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Invests in Southeast Michigan Arts and Culture

In late 2021, the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation announced a nearly $100 million commitment to transform the financial strength and long-term viability of southeast Michigan’s arts and culture community...

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Youth Advisory Committee Focuses on Mental Health

The YAC brings together youth from across the region to make permanent positive change on causes that are close to themselves and their peers....

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What Is the Return on Investing in the Arts?

Understanding how charitable giving to the arts benefits communities. Everyone has an arts story: a painting has made someone rethink their perspective; a song has inspired and moved someone to...

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Increasing Access to the Arts

This story was originally published in our Fall 2021 REPORT. The arts and culture institutions we are fortunate to enjoy in southeast Michigan are vast — ranging from museums to...

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