STORIES


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

Detroit Helps 10 Professional Theaters Innovate during a time of turbulence

This story was originally published in our Fall 2021 REPORT Newsletter. Theater organizations play an essential role in our community — bringing joy to audiences, sparking ideas, giving voice to...

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SportPort Encourages Youth in Our Region to Stay Active and Healthy

This story was originally published in our Fall 2021 REPORT Newsletter. When people have safe, inviting ways to get outside, connect with the natural world, and stay active, we create...

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Community Foundation Announces $14 Million in Grants in Southeast Michigan

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan announced grants totaling $14 million in the third quarter to support organizations primarily in southeast Michigan that are focused on the arts, civic life,...

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In General,Press Release

PEDALS Youth Development Program Set to Reach More Than 1,100 Preschoolers

Studies have shown that children with higher social emotional skills are more successful in school and life. They are also better learners in elementary school, less likely to drop out...

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Accelerating Giving and Advancing Family Literacy

The Rex Family Fund for Literacy will allow the Community Foundation for Livingston County to support innovative programs that build literacy skills for young children and their families....

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Wash and Learn program brings the library to Detroit laundromats

The Detroit Public Library, supported by a grant from the Community Foundation, is expanding its Wash and Learn program to bring the resources of a library to children who may...

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2019 Yearbook

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan has the great privilege of connecting people and organizations to their communities – and across communities – through thoughtful philanthropy. Our challenge is to...

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In Yearbook

Supporting Innovation in the Region

Addressing opportunities to improve lives in southeast Michigan requires innovative approaches. The Community Foundation partners with organizations that are making improvements on a system-wide basis. ...

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Opportunities for Strategic Support of Detroit’s Young Children

This month, Detroit’s key Head Start agencies will submit applications to “re-compete” for federal dollars for this critical and comprehensive early childhood program. While the quest for these dollars is...

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In General

Community Foundation Head Start grants to boost teacher recruitment and retention

Eight organizations in three southeast Michigan counties are receiving $1.1 million in grants from the Community Foundation’s Head Start Innovation Fund. The grants will support the organizations’ recompetition for federal...

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In General,Press Release