STORIES


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

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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Trails and Greenway Projects Receive Support For Maintenance

Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Trails Maintenance Fund is One of the Only Funds in the Country Focused on Maintenance of Developed Trails The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, together with...

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In General

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 $100,000 for Supporting Brightmoor Leaders program

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, with support from the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation, has provided a fifth year of funding for staff training and professional development...

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In Press Release

A Message from Board Chair, James Nicholson, on the Retirement of Mariam Noland

When Mariam Noland, president of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, told me her plan to retire at the end of this year, I had mixed emotions....

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Pontiac Funders Collaborative Strengthens Support for Local Capacity-Building and More

This story was originally posted in the Spring 2021 REPORT Newsletter. In January 2021, the Pontiac Funders Collaborative and the Community Foundation announced seven grants designed to support economic growth...

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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

Oudolf Garden Secures $2 Million in Endowment Fund

The project, which will include the installation of 26,000 plants and 48,000 bulbs, has raised over $2 million for its agency endowment fund....

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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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