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

Nature Preserve Restoration & Trail Improvement Grant Made for Livingston Land Conservancy

Newly awarded grant funding from the Community Foundation for Livingston County, an affiliate of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, will support restoration work and trail improvements at The Livingston...

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Message from the President | Summer 2023

Summer is a beautiful time to enjoy the outdoors in southeast Michigan. But this year feels different. Spiking temperatures. Catastrophic storms that spark power outages and flooding. Unhealthy air quality...

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In General,REPORT Newsletter

Blueprints to build climate resilience link sun, neighbors

A Community Foundation grant will help Michigan Interfaith Power & Light partner with Pastor Calvin Glass, at Lord of Lords Ministries in Detroit, to create a model for places of...

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Great Lakes Environmental Endowment Fund enhances our quality of life

The Great Lakes Environmental Endowment Fund at the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan helped to support the Skiff and Schooner program on the Detroit River. The program lets students from...

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Grant transforms anglers into ‘citizen scientists’

A recent Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan grant helped the Ecology Center in Ann Arbor engage citizens in collecting data on contamination in the Huron and Rouge River watersheds. Angler...

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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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Joe Louis Greenway funders, partners entrust Community Foundation with $100M endowment

The 27.5-mile Joe Louis Greenway will connect the award-winning Detroit riverfront with 23 communities throughout Detroit, Highland Park, Hamtramck and Dearborn.  It was designed, with input from neighboring residents, to create...

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Q&A: Trustee Matt Cullen discusses Joe Louis Greenway, family philanthropy

Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan Board of Trustees member and JACK Entertainment Chairman Matt Cullen and his wife, Karen, have partnered partnered with the Community Foundation to make strategic philanthropic...

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St. Clair County trail undergoes accessibility upgrades

A Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Trails Maintenance Fund grant is helping East China Township resurface its portion of the Bridge to Bay Trail and comply with the Americans with Disabilities...

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Southwest Greenway Opens as Detroit’s Newest Public Space; Unified Greenway Campaign Announces More Than $70 Million in New Support for World-Class Detroit Riverfront and Joe Louis Greenway

New Southwest Greenway connects the Detroit Riverfront with Michigan Central, Corktown and Southwest Detroit neighborhoods; creates greater access and beauty for residents The Unified Greenway Campaign announces $229 million raised...

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