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

Women’s City Club of Detroit Fund celebrates 30 years of philanthropy

Women network at the Pewabic-tiled pool inside the Women’s City Club of Detroit building. After the club disbanded, it established a field of interest fund at the Community Foundation for...

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Considering an endowment fund for your nonprofit?

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan hosted an Agency Endowment 101 webinar to define what endowment is, detail how the Foundation invests and administers endowment funds, and illustrate how our...

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In General

Former Trustee Dennis Archer discusses his funds at the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

The following video originally appeared on Spotlight On the News, WXYZ-TV Detroit. The Honorable Dennis W. Archer, former Detroit Mayor and Michigan Supreme Court Justice, discussed his funds with the...

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In In The News

Oudolf Garden Detroit: Agency Endowment at Work

An agency endowment fund like the one that Oudolf Garden Detroit has at the Community Foundation can provide financial security to those taking on new challenges or those looking to...

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Thanking Our Region’s Nonprofit Organizations

Throughout this year, we have consistently turned to our local nonprofit organizations for support and assistance. Whether it was for food, shelter, medical testing, business support, or even inspiration and...

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Your IRA Can Help you Achieve Your Charity Goals

While tax rules constantly change, a cash donation to the Community Foundation out of your IRA may be an appropriate tool to utilize in accomplishing your charitable planning objectives....

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Supporting the Needs of Today While Creating a Lasting Legacy:
The Story of the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Legacy Funds

Not all of us knew of Ralph, the owner of the Buffalo Bills and resident of Grosse Pointe, but we soon would learn about his astounding generosity....

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Fostering Arts Engagement

This story first appeared in the Winter 2018 REPORT Newsletter From traditional performing arts to child education programs to the revival of letterpress printing, the arts are thriving in southeast Michigan....

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The Power of Endowment: An Enduring Legacy

Endowments are a powerful way for a donor to make an impact in the community focusing on the causes they care about. Many of the Community Foundation’s endowed funds carry...

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Creating a Legacy: A Story of Three Endowments

An important part of our mission as a Community Foundation is building endowment — a permanent source of community capital benefiting the residents of southeast Michigan. An endowed fund at...

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