STORIES


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

Community Foundation team inspires, puts values into action at volunteer event

Last October, volunteers from our staff joined Life Remodeled: The Six Day Project to beautify Detroit’s Cooley community.  Nearly half of our staff dedicated their day to make a hands-on impact...

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Community Foundation grant helps capture authentic stories of Arab American Dearborn UM-Dearborn

This story was originally published by UM-Dearborn. You can read the original story here. A halal butcher, a local rapper, a podcasting empire and a beloved coffee house are all...

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In In The News

Community Foundation announces Michigan Central/Church Street Fund microgrants to strengthen, beautify neighborhoods

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan announced today that it has approved a second round of microgrants from the Michigan Central/Church Street Fund to support organizations that strengthen the Detroit...

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Great Lakes Environmental Endowment Fund enhances our quality of life

The Great Lakes Environmental Endowment Fund at the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan helped to support the Skiff and Schooner program on the Detroit River. The program lets students from...

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Community Foundation is a ‘force multiplier’ when it comes to public-private partnerships

Hudson-Webber Foundation President and CEO Melanca Clark, left, and Community Foundation President Richard (Ric) DeVore co-moderated a Mackinac Policy Conference panel about public-private partnerships. Panelists included Michigan Justice Fund Director...

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Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan announces more than $17 million in grants during first quarter

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and its supporting organizations provided combined grantmaking of more than $17 million during the first quarter to support nonprofit organizations and local governments working...

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Storyteller brings talent to Community Foundation for Livingston County

Since a young age, children’s book author and Foundation Board Member Denise Brennan-Nelson has been surrounded by books and stories. Her colorful titles like Buzzy the Bumble Bee, My Momma...

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Community Foundation announces $102.8M in 2022 grants, welcomes Macomb County resident Paul Trulik to Board of Trustees

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and its supporting organizations provided combined grantmaking in 2022 of nearly $103 million. Grants supported nonprofit organizations and local governments working to make a...

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In Press Release

Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan announces inaugural grant recipients supporting communities around Michigan Central

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan announced today that it has approved the inaugural round of Michigan Central/Church Street Community Impact Fund microgrants to support organizations that strengthen the Detroit...

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In General

Mike Lay on giving back to his community

We sat down with Community Foundation of Livingston County board member Mike Lay to get his thoughts about serving on the board, giving back, favorite grants, and more. When Mike...

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