STORIES


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

YAC Reflection: Color of Autism cares for adolescents of color on the spectrum

This story is part of a series written by members of our Youth Advisory Committee highlighting grantees working on racial justice initiatives. By YAC Members of CFSEM Gray haired and bespectacled, Camille...

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YAC Reflection: A Look Into Developing Kingdoms in Different Stages (K.I.D.S.)

This story is part of a series written by members of our Youth Advisory Committee highlighting grantees working on racial justice initiatives. By Gracie Grady, YAC Member When Kimberly Johnson...

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YAC Reflection: How Build-On engages students in social justice education and community service

This story is part of a series written by members of our Youth Advisory Committee highlighting grantees working on racial justice initiatives. By Claire Hong, YAC Member For over 18 years, Build-On...

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YAC Reflection: A Profile on Congress of Communities

This story is part of a series written by members of our Youth Advisory Committee highlighting grantees working on racial justice initiatives. By YAC Members of CFSEM Congress of Communities is a...

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YAC Reflection: Local Circles empowers the youth

This story is part of a series written by members of our Youth Advisory Committee highlighting grantees working on racial justice initiatives. By Kaya & Other YAC Members of CFSEM Oftentimes, young...

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A better chance at a fresh start

This story was originally published in our 2021 Annual Report. Nearly 100,000 people in Michigan are currently in prison, on parole, or on probation. Among those, roughly 40,000 individuals are...

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Justice System Reform Projects Receive Over $2 Million in Support

A group of national and local foundations announced over $2 million in support to 12 organizations through the Michigan Justice Fund, an initiative designed to address inequities in the criminal...

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Nearly $2 Million in Grants Awarded from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds at the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

Over 300 Grants Totaling Nearly $7.5 Million Awarded Since Inception of Funds The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation announced nearly $1.9 million in grants...

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Community Foundation grants over $200,000 to local journalism from the Detroit Journalism Engagement Fund

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan has announced that seven journalism projects will share a total of over $200,000 from the Detroit Journalism Engagement Fund. The 2021 grants total $211,850...

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New Economy Initiative announces $19.5 million fund to strengthen Inclusive Small Business Support Network

This press release was originally published on NewEconomyInitiative.org. Builds on catalytic philanthropic investment in NEI, new funding will further strengthen existing business support network and to provide more resources for...

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