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

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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In Press Release

Storyteller brings talent to Community Foundation for Livingston County

Since a young age, children’s book author and Foundation Board Member Denise Brennan-Nelson has been surrounded by books and stories. Her colorful titles like Buzzy the Bumble Bee, My Momma...

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Message from the President | Spring 2023

Did you know that less than 2% of philanthropic giving goes toward women’s and girls’ organizations? That’s according to research from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University....

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In General,REPORT Newsletter

Nobody Does Endowment Better, Community Foundation Trustee Says

The women-led Minerva Educational Development Foundation (MEDF) provides scholarships and grantmaking in the Detroit area. “Without the Community Foundation, the MEDF would not be celebrating 30 years of giving,” says...

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Women are welcome, HOPE Fund co-chair says

HOPE Fund co-chair Stacey Cassis wants women in the LGBTQ+ community to know they’re welcome at the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan — and to understand the organization and how...

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Prioritizing Caregivers: Community Foundation anticipates surging need for supports

Valerie (Val) Chapman-Henley cares for her husband, Kurt Henley, who was diagnosed with Lewy body dementia and Parkinson’s disease in 2019. Chapman-Henley attends a monthly caregiver support group hosted by...

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Handmade Success: New Economy Initiative network helps woman launch Maraseel card business

The New Economy Initiative, Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, provided grant funding to support the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS) Business Development Program. Entrepreneur Farah Bazzi...

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Homeward Bound: Macomb Shelter Helps Women Achieve Independence

The number of women and children experiencing homelessness in Macomb County has been increasing for more than a decade and COVID-19 only accelerated the trend, according to one local shelter....

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Attorney Amy Hartmann discusses trends in women’s philanthropy

Legal-financial advisor Amy Hartmann is a committed champion of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. Attorney Amy Hartmann is a committed champion of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. She...

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