The Community Foundation creates permanent, positive change in southeast Michigan through thoughtful philanthropy.

With generous support from thousands of donors, the Community Foundation is building permanent endowment for the region and helping individuals, families and businesses fulfill their charitable goals.

Our Core Values

• Trust and integrity
• Passion for excellence
• Collaboration
• Smart, creative solutions
• Leading change
• Lasting impact
• Community
• Compassion

We build and protect endowments, growing permanent community capital to serve as an everlasting resource – a base of stable financial support – for this and all future generations.

We support donors and their charitable intentions, and fund, develop and nurture programs that create lasting positive benefits for us all.

We serve as a vehicle for donors, volunteers and community members to identify important issues, share ideas and build financial resources to make positive long-term change.

We work with donors to honor their intentions, and have the expertise to put their desire to make a positive impact into action. Using creativity and hard work, we strive to make permanent change.

We develop and support programs that provide the most benefit to the community. Through hard work and with hard data, we help ensure the funds are there to create perpetual good.

Making southeast Michigan a better place isn’t a one-person job. It takes a team of people bringing passion and hard work to philanthropic projects. For more than 30 years we’ve helped support projects that benefit us all.

Call us to talk about how you would like to make a difference in southeast Michigan. 313.961.6675.

Non-Discrimination Policy

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan is committed to diversity and inclusion throughout the region and within our organization, including our staff and volunteers. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at the Community Foundation will be based on merit, qualifications and abilities without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, height, weight, political or union affiliation, disability or any other factor prohibited by law.

In our grantmaking, we strive to support programs and organizations that demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion through their policies, practices, and actions. Programs or organizations that are found to unlawfully discriminate in the provision of services or management practices may be deemed ineligible for funding consideration, required to return any grant awards, or rendered ineligible for future support.