NEWS & PRESS


Community Foundation announces $100,000 for Supporting Brightmoor Leaders program

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, with support from the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation, has provided a fifth year of funding for staff training and professional development...

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Detroit Auto Dealers Association and the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan  Announce $500,000 in Grants to Nonprofits  

The Detroit Auto Dealers Association (DADA) Charitable Foundation Fund of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan awarded funds totaling $200,000 to seven nonprofits across the region that provide youth mental...

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In General

Harmony Rhodes: How I Became an Advocate for Youth Leadership and Philanthropy

During my sophomore year at University Prep Science & Math High School in Detroit, I discovered my path to youth philanthropy. I had become increasingly frustrated with the educational inequities...

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New Children’s Book Reminds Readers That African-American History-Makers Were Kids Once, Too

This story was originally published in the Spring 2021 REPORT Newsletter. In February 2017, Rochelle Riley, former Detroit Free Press columnist and current director of arts and culture for the...

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Advancing Racial Justice Projects Through Youth Development and Community Journalism

This story was originally published in our Spring 2021 REPORT Newsletter. Over the course of the events last summer, we witnessed a strong rallying cry for racial justice throughout the country....

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CFSEM Youth Committee Members describe how they recommended $125,000 in racial equity grants

Watch a virtual interview with Gracie Grady and Akhila Mullapudi, two members of the Youth Advisory Committee of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. The students spoke with program officer...

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More Than $17 Million in Grants Made in Third Quarter

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan announced more than $17 million in grants to organizations and initiatives in areas including arts, education, health, human services, and youth development. “During a...

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Aspiring Athletes Play On with Equipment Kits from Project Play

This story was originally published in the Fall 2020 REPORT Newsletter. Over the past few years, the Community Foundation, the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, and the Aspen Institute Sports...

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Detroit Auto Dealers Association and the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan Announce $300,000 in Grants to Area Nonprofits

The Detroit Auto Dealers Association (DADA) Charitable Foundation and the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan announced that eight nonprofits providing services to children and youth in southeast Michigan will receive...

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Message From the Chair and President – July 2020

This letter originally appeared in our 2020 Yearbook In the spring of 2020, as we draft this annual report message, 2019 seems like a century ago. Detroit and Michigan are...

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