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Personalized Giving

We can assist you in crafting your personalized giving strategy designed to achieve the philanthropic goals you envision.

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Personalized Giving

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A contribution to the Community Foundation supports the needs and opportunities of today and those for generations to come.

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Donor Advised Funds

These funds allow donors to recommend grants and have an ongoing, active role in charitable giving.

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Donor Advised Funds

Since 1984, the Community Foundation has worked to improve the quality of life of people in the region.

When you are ready to make a lasting impact on your community, the Community Foundation is here to help. Your gift, combined with those from other caring individuals, can multiply the positive effect on our region for generations to come.

We believe that everyone can be a philanthropist, and no gift is too large or too small. Please contact us to learn more about how we can assist you in achieving the maximum impact possible in the areas that matter the most to you.

Ways You Can Make A Gift

Making a gift to the Community Foundation’s endowed Now and Forever Fund will support the Community Foundation’s operations so as to carry out our mission to create permanent positive change in our region.

A gift to the Community Foundation’s endowed Southeast Michigan Forever Fund will support the Community Foundation’s grantmaking program, so as to address the community’s most pressing needs and promising opportunities, both now and for generations to come.

Use this form to make an online donation or contact our Donor Services Team for information on a more ways you can support the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan both now and in perpetuity.

Gifts to these funds make an impact for today, tomorrow and forever. Interested in a monthly donation?

For online donation processing fees, click here. If you would like to make a donation without that fee, please call us at 313-961-6675.


Field of Interest Funds

Support your areas of interest: Arts and Culture, Children and Youth, Economic Development, Education, Environment, Health and Human Services, LGBTQ+ Issues, Women, or Seniors and Aging.

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Agency Endowments

More than 200 organizations are building their future financial stability with the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.

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The HOPE Fund

Join with others in the community and make your gift today to support the work of organizations serving the LGBT community in southeast Michigan.

Make a Gift to The HOPE Fund



Planned Giving

Planned Giving helps you meet your personal, financial and estate planning goals by making a lifetime or testamentary charitable gift.

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Online Processing Fees

  • Visa, MasterCard, Discover, JCB: 2.79% + $0.30 per transaction
  • American Express: 3.5% + $0.30 per transaction
  • ACH/Direct Debit: 1% + $0.30 (max. $5) per transaction and $5 per returned transaction
  • PayPal: 2.9% + $0.30 per transaction


For assistance with any gifts please call our Philanthropic Services staff at  313.961.6675 or use the form below to email us.