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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Uniting to Make a Difference: A YAC Reflection

Youth Advisory Committee member, John, attended the Council of Michigan Foundations listening tour and wanted to share a reflection on needing to communicate and unite....

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Supporting the Needs of Today While Creating a Lasting Legacy:
The Story of the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Legacy Funds

Not all of us knew of Ralph, the owner of the Buffalo Bills and resident of Grosse Pointe, but we soon would learn about his astounding generosity....

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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

Agency Endowments Offer Many Advantages

This story first appeared in the Winter 2018 REPORT Newsletter Building a long-term, revenue-producing endowment is one of the best ways a nonprofit organization can build a stable financial future for...

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In General,REPORT Newsletter

The New Tax Law And Charitable Giving Strategies for Year-End

This story first appeared in the Winter 2018 REPORT Newsletter Changes in allowable itemized deductions and an increase in the standard deduction in the new federal tax law mean taxpayers may...

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In REPORT Newsletter