STORIES


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

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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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

Supporting an Inclusive Vision for the City of Pontiac

This story was originally published in the Fall 2020 REPORT Newsletter. In recent years, community members in Pontiac, a city that’s home to 60,000, have spearheaded redevelopment efforts. Pontiac is...

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Foundations Join Together to Develop the Michigan Justice Fund to Advance Reform Initiatives

A group of local and national organizations has come together to develop the Michigan Justice Fund, an initiative designed to address inequities in the criminal justice system throughout the state....

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Information: Creating a More Knowledgeable, Engaged, and Equitable Community

This story originally appeared in our 2020 Yearbook In recent years, amidst emerging digital trends, threats of fake news, and shifting immigration policies, creating an informed citizenry has grown more...

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In REPORT Newsletter,Yearbook

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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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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