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

From licking envelopes and stamps in Korea to Board Chair in southeast Michigan, philanthropy has always been a driving force for me

As 2024 has begun, many of us find ourselves thinking about how we can be a little more charitable and make philanthropy a priority this year. When I reflect on...

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National Philanthropy Day: A Celebration of Community Impact

November 15 is a special observance in the nonprofit world. National Philanthropy Day is the day we set aside to reflect on what can happen when donors, nonprofits, and community...

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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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From Homeless Queer Teen to Philanthropy Pro: The LGBTQ+ nonprofit community changed my life and now I am returning the favor.

As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, my life’s journey has been shaped by various struggles and triumphs, ultimately leading me to the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. I have...

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Investing in Our Community’s Future: Supporting the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan’s Now and Forever Fund

Attorney Amy Hartmann discusses the importance of supporting the Community Foundation’s Now and Forever Fund  For years, my law partner Nancy Nihem and I have had the privilege of collaborating...

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Q&A: Detroit Auto Dealers Association fund grantee The Yunion says Community Foundation support is vital to youth programming

The Detroit Auto Dealers Association Charitable Foundation Fund at the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan supports a wide range of nonprofits that improve the lives of children and youth throughout...

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Impact inspires Community Foundation trustee, donor Dr. Glenda Price 

“I’m always interested in how a grant from the Community Foundation will have a broad impact. That kind of thing is important to me as I think about the way...

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My Father’s Legacy is in Good Hands

Sarah Wedepohl on how the Community Foundation will carry on her father’s legacy  For over six years, I’ve had the privilege of working at the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan,...

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Giving that Keeps on Living

Dr. Glenda Price and the importance of supporting philanthropy “I’m always interested in how a grant from the Community Foundation will have a broad impact. I try to think about...

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Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan Partners with The Henry Ford and Ford Motor Company for School Lunch Initiative

The Henry Ford Announces Farm to School Lunch Initiatives Including Endowment for Henry Ford Academy’s Lunch Program  The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and Ford Motor Company Fund committing lead gifts...

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