STORIES


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

Eugene Howe: A One-Of-A-Kind Philanthropist

Neighbors could often find him, with his wiry frame and scraggly beard, at local soup kitchens, churches, and shelters, taking math lessons and playing pool. Surprisingly, one could also find...

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Supporting Women in Southeast Michigan

Michigan United — a group that focuses on social, racial, and economic justice — came to the Community Foundation with a goal: to expand an existing program to help immigrant...

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Community Living Centers enriches residents with disabilities through art and adventure

With a grant from the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, several residents with Community Living Centers were able to go on a rare vacation to Traverse City, Michigan....

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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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In Press Release

Ways to donate and help immigrant families

Regardless of immigration status, individuals and families at the southern border and across the U.S. are facing significant challenges. As part of our services, the Community Foundation helps donors identify...

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In General

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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In Yearbook

Community Foundation awards more than $15 million in grants

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan announced more than $15 million in grants to organizations and initiatives primarily within southeast Michigan’s seven counties in areas including the arts, civic life,...

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In Press Release

Michigan Immigrant Rights Center represents Michigan parents and children facing legal issues surrounding immigration

The Michigan Immigrant Rights Center (MIRC), a Community Foundation grantee, is a legal resource center for Michigan’s immigrant communities. MIRC works to build a thriving Michigan where immigrant communities experience...

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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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In Press Release

Making Connections in Detroit’s Aging LGBT Community

For LGBT community members who feel disconnected or alone, Friendly Callers has offered crucial companionship and support....

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