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

Thriving Together: Transforming Southeast Michigan’s LGBTQ+ Community Through Philanthropy

As we celebrate Pride Month in southeast Michigan, I'm reminded of the profound impact philanthropy and the Community Foundation has had on our LGBTQ+ community....

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Embracing Dr. King’s Legacy: Neighborhood Defender Service Detroit’s Journey Towards Justice 

As we reflect on the profound impact of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we find inspiration in the dedicated individuals and organizations that continue his legacy of justice, equality, and...

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Data Strengthens Medication for Opioid Use Disorder Programs

Embracing meticulous data-gathering practices is paramount to documenting the effectiveness of emergency department (ED) medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) programs. When administered after a nonfatal overdose, buprenorphine can reduce...

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Leaders from business, government, philanthropy in southeast Michigan unite to launch Detroit Regional Workforce Partnership, with initial $3M investment, systems change expert at the helm

A coalition of leaders spanning business, government and philanthropy throughout Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties has united to launch the Detroit Regional Workforce Partnership, an initiative designed to create an...

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In General,Press Release

Crain’s Detroit Business celebrates Surabhi Pandit among Notable Leaders in DEI

Crain’s Detroit Business has selected Surabhi Pandit — the Community Foundation’s director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion & Community Engagement — among this year’s cohort of Notable Leaders in DEI....

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In In The News

Tackling Implicit Bias in Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

Opioid overdose deaths for Black people surpassed that of whites in 2020 for the first time in more than a decade, according to a 2022 JAMA Psychiatry research paper. Inequities...

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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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Collaboration Builds Sustainable Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Michigan Hospitals

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and its Michigan Opioid Partnership created an early alliance with the Michigan Health & Hospital Association Keystone Center (MHA Keystone Center) in its fight...

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Healthcare Providers Shifting Perceptions Impact Quality of Care

Attitudes toward people with opioid use disorder (OUD) and the medications to treat the disease have significantly changed over the last 20 years. In this dialogue, Dr. Jacob Manteuffel, Emergency...

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Harm Reduction: A Pathway to Prevention and Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

Consistently high rates of opioid-related deaths have led hospitals to search for strategies that offer equitable access to comprehensive, stigma-free healthcare. “We have an epidemic of overdoses in the community...

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