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Spring 2024 News Briefs

News and stories of permanent, positive change in southeast Michigan....

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Celebrating Women’s History Month: Honoring Women’s Impact in Philanthropy

As Women’s History Month begins, it’s a fitting time to reflect on the remarkable contributions of women in shaping our communities through philanthropy. At the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan,...

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Impact inspires Community Foundation trustee, donor Dr. Glenda Price 

“I’m always interested in how a grant from the Community Foundation will have a broad impact. That kind of thing is important to me as I think about the way...

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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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