STORIES


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

Two New Books Showcase Southeast Michigan as the Freshwater Capital of the World

In two new Community Foundation-supported books, authors Dave Dempsey and John Hartig explain how residents of southeast Michigan can learn from a history where the Great Lakes were filled with...

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Community Foundation announces more than $23 million in grants

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan announced more than $23 million in grants to organizations and initiatives primarily within southeast Michigan’s seven counties in areas including the arts, education, health...

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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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Supporting Sustainability in the Region

The Community Foundation makes strategic investments to move the region forward with an eye toward permanent, positive change. We educate the community on pressing needs, build partnerships, undertake targeted initiatives,...

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Record Amount of Grants Awarded to Regional Nonprofits from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds at the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan has awarded nearly $1.7 million in grants to 64 organizations through the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds. Each grantee organization is performing critical...

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The Community Foundation and the Environment

“The Earth will not continue to offer its harvest, except with faithful stewardship. We cannot say we love the land and then take steps to destroy it for use by...

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How the Community Foundation Helps Care for the Earth

“The Earth will not continue to offer its harvest, except with faithful stewardship. We cannot say we love the land and then take steps to destroy it for use by...

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Community Foundation announces nearly $19 million in grants

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan announced nearly $19 million in grants to organizations and initiatives primarily within southeast Michigan’s seven counties in areas including health, education, the arts, environment,...

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Support for Parks and Trails Honors Ralph C. Wilson, Jr.

This story first appeared in the Winter 2018 REPORT Newsletter In honor of the 100th anniversary of Ralph C. Wilson, Jr.’s birth, the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation is investing $200...

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Community Foundation to Fund Park Sustainability The Detroit News

The $100 million endowment from the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation that is expected to bring new life along the west riverfront was heralded Wednesday as an investment that will...

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