STORIES


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

Yearbook 2017: Regional Economic Vitality

In our 2017 Yearbook we highlight three stories about our focus on regional economic vitality. A strong economy is vital to every successful community. We are becoming a destination for...

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Hacker Fellows connect tech developers with startups in need

Regional Economic Vitality A strong economy is vital to every successful community. We are becoming a destination for many newcomers including entrepreneurs, immigrants, and millennials. The Community Foundation’s focus on...

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New Economy Initiative

Regional Economic Vitality A strong economy is vital to every successful community. We are becoming a destination for many newcomers including entrepreneurs, immigrants, and millennials. The Community Foundation’s focus on...

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Southwest Solutions

Regional Economic Vitality A strong economy is vital to every successful community. We are becoming a destination for many newcomers including entrepreneurs, immigrants, and millennials. The Community Foundation’s focus on...

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New Economy Initiative Seeks Applicants for $400,000 in Awards through the NEIdeas Small Business Challenge

Challenge to award $400,000 in cash prizes to existing businesses in Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park for their ideas for growth. Application period is open May 1-June 1 (11:59 p.m.)....

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In Press Release

FoodLab Detroit: Supporting Food Entrepreneurs

Supporting a Healthy Food System A diet rich in healthy foods is essential to good health — that may be as close to a universal truth as there is. We...

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New Economy Initiative Releases Report on $2.9 Billion Economic Impact

On September 14, the New Economy Initiative (NEI) released a report of its cumulative impact at an event attended by NEI funders, grantees and stakeholders in Detroit. NEI is the...

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Detroit Homecoming Fund of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and Crain’s Detroit Business have agreed to establish the “Detroit Homecoming Fund” as a means for attendees of Homecoming to join together to support...

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In General

New Economy Initiative Adds Senior Program Officer and Communications Officer to Staff

Detroit – The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan has announced the appointment of new two new staff members to the New Economy Initiative (NEI). Maria LaLonde has joined the the...

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In General

A Healthy Neighborhood Hub

The Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market, operated by the Grandmont Rosedale Development Corp., is the highest-grossing neighborhood-based market in Detroit, attracting more than 300 shoppers each week. A $10,000 grant from...

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