STORIES


Stories of growth, stories of impact, stories from our community.

Creating Opportunities for the Arts to Flourish

This story was originally published in our Spring 2021 REPORT. Arts organizations and those employed in the arts have been particularly impacted by the economic strain of the coronavirus pandemic....

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Community Foundation and CultureSource Announce $275,000 from COVID-19 Arts and Creative Community Assistance Fund

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, together with CultureSource, has announced that five organizations will each receive $55,000 for projects through the COVID-19 Arts and Creative Community Assistance Fund to...

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In Press Release

Strengthening the Capacity of Detroit’s Theater Groups

Amidst the region’s robust cultural offerings, Detroit’s arts scene occasionally overlooks its award-winning theaters. Through Staging Change Detroit — a program launched by the Community Foundation in partnership with the...

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Investing in Public Spaces with Art

Dynamic public spaces are critical components to active and growing communities. Art can be a key tool in the activation of social spaces and help reflect the historical character of...

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New Detroit Journalism Engagement Fund

Two projects receive more than $2.3 million in funding to support local news: the Detroit Journalism Cooperative and the Detroit Journalism Engagement Fund Knight Foundation, Ford Foundation and the Community Foundation...

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In Press Release

POP-X

POP-X is a free community arts festival piloted last year by the Ann Arbor Art Association. The 10-day fall event featured “pop up” art installations created by artists and architects...

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Conservation Education with Penguins

We all know that Antarctica is an extreme environment important to our global ecosystem and home to many penguin species. The world class Polk Penguin Conservation Center at the Detroit...

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Arts and Culture Grantmaking at the Community Foundation

As a program officer at the Community Foundation, I am responsible for the arts and culture portfolio, which is one of our largest funding areas. In an effort to contribute...

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In General

Bill Smith Receives 2015 Russell G. Mawby Award for Philanthropy

Community Foundation friend and supporter William H. Smith (Bill) of Farmington Hills was recognized with the Russell G. Mawby Award for Philanthropy by Governor Snyder, the Council of Michigan Foundations...

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Detroit Auto Dealers Go All Out for Kids’ Charities

The Detroit Auto Dealers Association is known for holding one of the largest one-night fundraising events — The North American International Auto Show Charity Preview — to support children’s charities....

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