NEWS & PRESS


Local public meetings are a scrape and a tap away NeimanLab

“The goal is not to produce content for media outlets. It’s to repair broken bridges with local government, to get people to the meetings, get their voices heard, and figure...

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More than $11 million in grants announced

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan announced more than $11 million in grants to organizations and initiatives primarily within southeast Michigan’s seven counties in areas including the arts, education, health,...

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Opportunities for Strategic Support of Detroit’s Young Children

This month, Detroit’s key Head Start agencies will submit applications to “re-compete” for federal dollars for this critical and comprehensive early childhood program. While the quest for these dollars is...

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Community Foundation Head Start grants to boost teacher recruitment and retention

Eight organizations in three southeast Michigan counties are receiving $1.1 million in grants from the Community Foundation’s Head Start Innovation Fund. The grants will support the organizations’ recompetition for federal...

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Freedom of information: New project aims to help Detroiters use public records law The Detroit Free Press

“Journalists talk a lot about the Freedom of Information Act. It’s a key way that we hold our governments accountable. Free Press journalists recently used Michigan’s Freedom of Information law...

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The Team Behind The Impact: Program

Year-end at the Community Foundation is an exciting time of year as we see gifts coming in and grants flowing out. While nothing would happen without our donors and strong...

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Introducing Michigan Youth to Entrepreneurship

New Economy Initiative, in partnership with the C.S. Mott Foundation, has launched a youth project to explore and pilot ways to introduce youth to the existing entrepreneurial ecosystem and strengthen...

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Project focuses on transgender youth

The HOPE Fund is supporting a project to help educate community members and families of transgender youth about the importance of inclusion and affirmation. Its intention is also to create...

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Neutral Zone helps LGBT youth tell their stories

Sixty youth from southeast Michigan’s seven counties were able to tell their stories through Queer Youth Stories, a digital storytelling and dialogue project for Gay Straight Alliances (GSAs) in southeast...

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From volunteer to vice president of Philanthropic Services

The first time Michael Mirto engaged with the Community Foundation was as a grant applicant for Affirmations, a community center located in Ferndale that serves people of all sexual orientations...

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