STORIES


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

Adapting Our Grantmaking Guidelines During COVID-19

We’ve changed our grant­making guidelines to work better with our nonprofit partners and meet the needs of the communities we serve....

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Supporting an Inclusive Vision for the City of Pontiac

This story was originally published in the Fall 2020 REPORT Newsletter. In recent years, community members in Pontiac, a city that’s home to 60,000, have spearheaded redevelopment efforts. Pontiac is...

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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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$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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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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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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Supporting Sustainability in the Region

The Community Foundation makes strategic investments to move the region forward with an eye toward permanent, positive change. We educate the community on pressing needs, build partnerships, undertake targeted initiatives,...

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In 2020 US Census, we must work to ensure all in southeast Michigan are counted

This piece originally ran in the Detroit Free Press on Saturday, May 18, 2019 Any day now, the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on whether the federal government can include...

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The Team Behind The Impact: Program

Year-end at the Community Foundation is an exciting time of year as we see gifts coming in and grants flowing out. While nothing would happen without our donors and strong...

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In General

Detroit’s historic bankruptcy and more contributed to city’s revival Detroit Free Press

We are proud to be a part of of the city’s revival with the Foundation for Detroit’s Future. “Major foundations, including the Kresge, Ford and Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan...

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