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Michigan philanthropic group announces latest round of grants. Here’s where $23M will go. Detroit Free Press

In In The News

$23 million in grants announced during Community Foundation’s annual board meeting

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan approved more than $23 million of grants in support of nonprofit organizations working to make a positive, permanent impact throughout the region during its...

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In Press Release

Wayne County, New Economy Initiative Announce $54 Million in Funding to Launch New Small Business Hub

The New Economy Initiative (NEI) and Wayne County Executive’s Office announced $54 million in funding to create the new Wayne County Small Business Hub, which will provide technical assistance and...

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Building Alignment and Expanding Access in Pontiac’s Small Business Ecosystem

As the local economy in Pontiac begins to recover from the effects of the pandemic, a network of organizations supporting small businesses is organizing with renewed momentum. Their efforts are...

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Wafa Dinaro Named New Economy Initiative (NEI) Leader

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan is pleased to announce that Wafa Dinaro has been named executive director of the New Economy Initiative (NEI) effective February 7, 2022. Dinaro succeeds...

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In Press Release

What Is the Return on Investing in the Arts?

Understanding how charitable giving to the arts benefits communities. Everyone has an arts story: a painting has made someone rethink their perspective; a song has inspired and moved someone to...

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Mariam Noland and Pamela Lewis receive prestigious honors at 2021 Philanthropy Awards

Our own Mariam Noland and Pamela Lewis were honored at the 2021 Philanthropy Awards. We are excited to share that our president, Mariam Noland, has received the 2021 Dr. Russell...

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In General

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

New Chase Branch Opens, Bank Invests $30B in Equity Programming, $1M in Minority Initiative

This story was originally published in The Michigan Chronicle. Chase Bank has already established itself in its over 85-year history in the city of Detroit as a community-centered financial institution....

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Nurturing small businesses through good times – and bad times

This story was originally published in our 2021 Annual Report. For southeast Michigan entrepreneurs like Danielle North, resilience and flexibility are necessary traits – even during the best of times....

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