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Strategies for Giving

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

Make a gift to support ever-changing community needs.

A gift to the Southeast Michigan Forever Fund enables the Community Foundation to address our community’s most pressing needs and promising opportunities, both now and for generations to come. Gifts to this fund make an impact for today, tomorrow and forever. Interested in a monthly donation?
Please note that donations made online are charged a fee of 2.6% of the gift amount plus $0.26 from the vendor that processes these transactions. 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, or Seniors and Aging.

Support a Field of Interest



Agency Endowments

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

Make a Gift to a Nonprofit



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


More Ways To Give


Start A Donor Advised Fund

We work with individuals, families, businesses and other foundations, often along with their professional advisors, to establish funds which help them achieve their unique philanthropic goals, realize tax benefits and maximize the impact of their charitable contributions.
Learn More About Donor Advised Funds



Planned Giving

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

Learn About Planned Giving



Personalized Strategy

We can assist you in crafting your personalized giving strategy designed to achieve the philanthropic goals you envision. Send us an email and we can set up a time to talk more about how you would like to make an impact on southeast Michigan.

Let’s Get Started

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