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Empowering Justice-Impacted Women: The Women’s Resource Center’s Impact

By Liv Velarde, Program Assistant for the Michigan Justice Fund Conversations around incarceration often center around men, but women now account for 1 in 4 jail admissions and the number...

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Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan announces more than $17 million in grants during first quarter

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and its supporting organizations provided combined grantmaking of more than $17 million during the first quarter to support nonprofit organizations and local governments working...

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A Job Well Done: Q&A with Amanda Alexander of the Detroit Justice Center

By Liv Velarde, Program Assistant for the Michigan Justice Fund Amanda Alexander is the Executive Director of the Detroit Justice Center. She founded the organization in 2018 and is phasing out...

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Community Foundation announces $102.8M in 2022 grants, welcomes Macomb County resident Paul Trulik to Board of Trustees

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and its supporting organizations provided combined grantmaking in 2022 of nearly $103 million. Grants supported nonprofit organizations and local governments working to make a...

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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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