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

Thriving Together: Transforming Southeast Michigan’s LGBTQ+ Community Through Philanthropy

As we celebrate Pride Month in southeast Michigan, I'm reminded of the profound impact philanthropy and the Community Foundation has had on our LGBTQ+ community....

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Embracing Dr. King’s Legacy: Neighborhood Defender Service Detroit’s Journey Towards Justice 

As we reflect on the profound impact of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we find inspiration in the dedicated individuals and organizations that continue his legacy of justice, equality, and...

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Crain’s Detroit Business celebrates Surabhi Pandit among Notable Leaders in DEI

Crain’s Detroit Business has selected Surabhi Pandit — the Community Foundation’s director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion & Community Engagement — among this year’s cohort of Notable Leaders in DEI....

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In In The News

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion-Focused Grantmaking for Generations to Come

You could say I grew up in philanthropy. As a teen, I joined the Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) of the Community Foundation where I was able to learn how grantmaking...

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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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Racial Neutrality Does Not Exist: Why Affirmative Action Actually Benefits ALL of Us  

As leaders of foundations committed to the pursuit of a truly equal and inclusive society, we are greatly concerned about the recent decision made by the United States Supreme Court...

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In General

Detroit Opera stages Spanish-language opera with support from Community Foundation

Detroit Opera made history in April as it staged Argentinian-American composer Osvaldo Golijov’s “Fountain of Tears (Ainadamar)” — the first opera to be performed entirely in Spanish on the Detroit...

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Message from the President | Spring 2023

Did you know that less than 2% of philanthropic giving goes toward women’s and girls’ organizations? That’s according to research from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University....

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In General,REPORT Newsletter

Women are welcome, HOPE Fund co-chair says

HOPE Fund co-chair Stacey Cassis wants women in the LGBTQ+ community to know they’re welcome at the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan — and to understand the organization and how...

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Handmade Success: New Economy Initiative network helps woman launch Maraseel card business

The New Economy Initiative, Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, provided grant funding to support the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS) Business Development Program. Entrepreneur Farah Bazzi...

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