Who We Are
Who We Are
We are your Community Foundation, here to make a difference in our region today ... and forever. We support donors with their charitable giving, and we fund, develop and nurture programs that create lasting, positive benefits.
The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan was founded in 1984 by a visionary Board of Trustees. Now, as then, the Board is comprised of civic leaders who represent the breadth, depth and diversity of the communities we serve.
Whether you are looking for ways to invest your charitable dollars, representing a nonprofit organization looking for funds to support your work, or simply want to know more about what’s happening in southeast Michigan, our staff is here to help.
Our strong investment record means that the resources entrusted to us are available to serve our community, today and for generations to come. Learn more here.
Foundation for Detroit's Future
Robert H. Tannahill Foundation
The Gilmour-Jirgens Fund
2016 Winter REPORT Newsletter
Learn more about how we can support your efforts to enact positive change in our region through our grantmaking and grant application process. We work with you to help turn your inspiration into reality!
Chelsea Community Foundation
Community Foundation for Livingston County
Detroit Auto Dealers Association
The HOPE Fund
Detroit Journalism Engagement Fund
Detroit East-Side Neighborhood Revitalization
Individuals, Families & Businesses
The Community Foundation can help with all your charitable giving. Working together, we make it easy to realize your philanthropic goals.
The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan helps nonprofit agencies build endowments and plan for a stable and secure future.
Recommending charitable gifts ... simplified
We want to hear your great ideas. We'll work with you to consider how to meet your funding needs. Call us and we will help guide your request.
There are many scholarships available through the Community Foundation, thanks to generous donors who care about the future of our region and its young people.
Is there a person or organization that deserves recognition for their service to southeast Michigan? Consider nominating them for an award from the Community Foundation.
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Healthy Food Connect
March 8, 2016
Trans Sistas of Color Project: A Catapult Story
June 13, 2017
Grant to Eastern Market Provides Transportation for Seniors and Children
June 6, 2017
Kids and Seniors Find Fun and Healthy Food at Eastern Market
May 26, 2017
Mobile Food Rolls Out in Livingston County
May 23, 2017
Making It Easier for the Elderly to Eat Well
April 19, 2017
Creating Compelling Narratives at the Healthy Food Connect Storytelling Summit
March 16, 2017
Moments of Inspiration
February 2, 2017
Healthy Food Connect: Kicking it off
April 13, 2016
The Protective Spirit Of Place
May 23, 2013
Billy Kyles Has A Dream
May 15, 2013
New Food Access Funding Opportunity
May 6, 2016
Water world for kids to open in Oxford
July 17, 2009
CFSEM Awards Grants from Endowment Funds Established to Honor the Legacy of Ralph C. Wilson, Jr.
May 23, 2017
Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan Announces $2 Million in Support for Regional Food System Initiative
August 17, 2016
Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan Awarded $2.5 Million from Michigan Health Endowment Fund
January 6, 2016
Meeting High Demand for Food and Shelter
October 12, 2010
Foundation Grant Benefits People With Disabilities
December 2, 2009