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

Before and Beyond Pride 2021:
Supporting the future LGBTQ+ Community

This Pride month, parades, marches, and flags will remind us of the ongoing struggle for LGBTQ+ rights while celebrating the progress made in the 50 years since Stonewall. Outside of...

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The HOPE Fund Creating Impact for Over 25 Years for the LGBTQ+ Community

Your support is important. We ask you to consider supporting The HOPE Fund today. Here are some ways you can make a difference in the LGBTQ+ community:...

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LGBTQ+ Funding during COVID-19

Five area LGBTQ+ organizations receive grants totaling $200,000 from The HOPE Fund of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan announced that five key LGBTQ+...

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In Press Release

Helping LGBTQ+ Asylum Seekers Find Belonging

An LGBTQ+ asylum seeker’s sexuality can be a matter of life or death back home, and some asylum seekers, both heterosexual and homosexual, arrive having internalized their home society’s beliefs...

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LGBTQ+ Inclusion Under the Law: Still a Work in Progress

“We’ve seen tremendous progress in so many ways,” Jay said. But there is also much work to do to make sure LGBTQ+ citizens are included and protected, particularly around trans...

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LGBTQ+ Organizations Connect With New Populations with HOPE Fund grants

Today, the fund continues to assist organizations both new and old, large and small, in their efforts to serve and connect with new audiences....

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2019: A Community Foundation Year in Review

As 2019 winds down, the Community Foundation would like to thank the donors, grantees, and volunteers that helped make a permanent, positive impact on our region this year....

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Working Toward Corporate Inclusion

HOPE Fund Advisory Committee member Sabin Blake can trace his sense of philanthropy back to September 11, 2001....

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The Neutral Zone helps LGBT teens tell their stories

This story first appeared in the Spring 2019 REPORT Newseltter For lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) teens, acceptance can be challenging. A sense of community is critical to their well-being....

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