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.
Resources and reference materials to assist grant applicants.
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