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

Building Bridges, Inspiring Change

The Community Policing Innovations Initiative is Helping Local Police Departments and Communities Across Michigan Reimagine Public Safety Through an innovative, first-of-its-kind program model, the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan (“The...

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$23 million in grants announced during Community Foundation’s annual board meeting

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan approved more than $23 million of grants in support of nonprofit organizations working to make a positive, permanent impact throughout the region during its...

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Michigan Justice Fund annual report, video reveal the initiative’s more than $6 million statewide impact

The Michigan Justice Fund, an initiative of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, today released its 2021 annual report and a video highlighting its efforts to advance justice reform. Since...

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Michigan’s economy includes returning citizens Crain's Detroit Business

This op-ed originally appeared in Crain’s Detroit Business. Between 2 million and 3 million people in Michigan have a criminal conviction. More than 8,000 come home from prison each year...

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Community Foundation Announces More Than $14 Million in Funding in Southeast Michigan

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan announced funding totaling more than $14 million during the first quarter. The grants will support organizations primarily in southeast Michigan that focus on arts...

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Community Foundation and Partners Launch Community Policing Initiative

This story was originally published in our Fall 2021 REPORT. Following the national conversation about racial disparities in policing practices in 2020, the Community Foundation partnered with the Hudson-Webber Foundation,...

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The Community Foundation, Local and National Partners Announce New Round of Investments to Support Police Reform in Southeast Michigan

Community Policing Innovations Initiative is the first of its kind in the region Support from Community Policing Innovations Initiative nears $500,000 Recipients include ten cities in partnership with their local...

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Community Foundation Announces $14 Million in Grants in Southeast Michigan

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan announced grants totaling $14 million in the third quarter to support organizations primarily in southeast Michigan that are focused on the arts, civic life,...

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Oakland County police agencies, health network partner for mental health services The Oakland Press

This story was originally published by The Oakland Press. Three Oakland County police departments have partnered with Oakland Community Health Network to launch a new program to improve mental health...

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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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