STORIES


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

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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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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3 Reasons to Start a Donor Advised Fund

As we approach the holiday season, year-end giving will become a topic of conversation at home with family members and in consultation with your professional advisors. Consider starting a Donor...

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In General

$1 Million Endowment Established To Support Detroit Youth Choir Comcast Newsmakers

This piece originally appeared on Comcast Newsmakers on Oct. 2, 2019. A group of Detroit-based foundations and members of the business community announced a $1 million endowment to recognize the...

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In In The News

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

Detroit Area Foundations and Businesses Announce $1 Million Fund to Recognize Detroit Youth Choir

Today, a group of Detroit-based foundations and members of the business community announced a $1 million endowment to recognize the Detroit Youth Choir, following their tremendous accomplishment on NBC’s America’s...

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In General

Fall 2019 Message from the President

A Region of Opportunities The American dream is built on the idea that every person can succeed through his or her own hard work and determination. Generations of families have...

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In General,REPORT Newsletter

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

Address your IRA planning now to maximize tax savings

The Community Foundation can help you plan to make your charitable giving as tax efficient and as impactful as possible to maximize tax savings and carry out your philanthropic objectives....

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Supporting Nonprofit Financial Stability and Donor Interests

As a source of flexible community capital for southeast Michigan, we can carry out our donors’ interests in perpetuity and grow permanent capital for individual nonprofits, strengthening their financial stability....

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