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

Motor City Grounds Crew shares free equipment to beautify Detroit

Motor City Grounds Crew, a Community Foundation grantee, is helping beautify Detroit by bringing tools and equipment to those who need them....

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Investing in Talent, Near and Far

Supporting Existing Local Talent Talent development is crucial to a healthy economy and the region. The Community Foundation understands that, in addition to attracting new talent to our growing and...

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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

Grants Support Quality Journalism and Civic Engagement

Three recent Community Foundation grants focus on expanding regional media and communications capabilities and enhancing the quality of community conversations and engagement. The Center for Michigan received $75,000 over three...

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Detroit Expats Give Back Through Community Foundation Homecoming Fund

In 2014, business publication Crain’s Detroit launched a program called Detroit Homecoming, an invitation-only event focused on engaging successful Detroit ex-patriots in the region’s revitalization. The popular event now draws...

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Regional Youth Leadership Update

Training and Research Helps Develop Youth Today into Leaders of Tomorrow How do we best foster civic engagement and community service among young people? What are their interests and needs,...

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Serving LGBT Seniors

LGBT seniors face a range of unique inequalities as they age. As members of the LGBT community grow older, new hurdles arise that they may not have had to deal...

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Double Up Food Bucks Expands

Healthy Food Incentive Program Part of New Farm Bill In February a bipartisan team led by Michigan senator Debbie Stabenow achieved long-sought-after passage of the five-year, comprehensive Agricultural Act of...

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Nonprofit Sustainability

A Careful Equation Using the Head and the Heart Year-end at the Community Foundation is fast-paced to say the least. Our staff works through the holidays to process gifts and...

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In General