STORIES


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

Working with Pontiac Community to Solve Challenges and Seize Opportunities

Over the past four months, we have been forced to reevaluate our priorities, come together in unexpected ways, and acknowledge persistent injustices and equities within our society. Despite all the...

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LGBTQ+ Funding during COVID-19

Five area LGBTQ+ organizations receive grants totaling $200,000 from The HOPE Fund of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan announced that five key LGBTQ+...

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In Press Release

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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In Press Release

A Call to Action

The senseless killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Aubrey and many others have shaken us to our core. The systemic inequities Black people in this country are being subjected...

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In General

BridgeDetroit, A New Digital Media Offshoot, ‘Reflects The City’s Population’ Deadline Detroit

Read the article in Deadline Detroit In support of accessible journalism that reflects the population it serves, BridgeDetroit was launched this week as a sister publication of Bridge Magazine. Founded...

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Philanthropic, corporate groups launch 3-year effort to support Pontiac small business, nonprofits Crain's Detroit Business

 Read the article in Crain’s Detroit Business In close partnership with local government and nonprofit organizations, a cohort of funders has been working to support a collective plan to help...

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In In The News

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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In General

5 Facts Vs. Myths About the 2020 Census

The census is a massive undertaking, and there’s plenty of information circulating. Know what’s true and what’s a myth. Myth: The census doesn’t really impact me or my family. Fact:...

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2020 Census: Getting a Complete Count

When the 2020 census officially launches on April 1, it marks the beginning of one of the most complex and crucial community projects of the decade. For more than a...

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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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