STORIES


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

Building Alignment and Expanding Access in Pontiac’s Small Business Ecosystem

As the local economy in Pontiac begins to recover from the effects of the pandemic, a network of organizations supporting small businesses is organizing with renewed momentum. Their efforts are...

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Centro Multicultural La Familia: Serving Pontiac’s Latinx community for over 35 years

Dr. Sonia Acosta and Centro Multicultural La Familia has provided important social services to Pontiac residents for decades. ...

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Community Foundation Announces $14 Million in Grants in Southeast Michigan

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan announced grants totaling $14 million in the third quarter to support organizations primarily in southeast Michigan that are focused on the arts, civic life,...

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In General,Press Release

14 Nonprofits in Pontiac Receive Nearly $117,000 in Capacity Building Grants from Pontiac Funders Collaborative

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and the Pontiac Funders Collaborative announced 14 grants totaling nearly $117,000 to small and mid-sized nonprofits through the Capacity Building for Nonprofits grant program....

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Pontiac Funders Collaborative Strengthens Support for Local Capacity-Building and More

This story was originally posted in the Spring 2021 REPORT Newsletter. In January 2021, the Pontiac Funders Collaborative and the Community Foundation announced seven grants designed to support economic growth...

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Seven Grants Made to Support Pontiac Community

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and the Pontiac Funders Collaborative announce seven grants totaling $770,000 designed to help the community thrive – four to build capacity of key institutions...

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In General,Press Release

Supporting an Inclusive Vision for the City of Pontiac

This story was originally published in the Fall 2020 REPORT Newsletter. In recent years, community members in Pontiac, a city that’s home to 60,000, have spearheaded redevelopment efforts. Pontiac is...

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In REPORT Newsletter

Collaboration: Expanding Our Networks to Promote Public Health, Civic Change, and the Arts

This story originally appeared in our 2020 Yearbook One of the Community Foundation’s core strengths has always been its ability to bring people together. For 35 years, we have served...

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In REPORT Newsletter,Yearbook

Working with Pontiac Community to Solve Challenges and Seize Opportunities

Over the past four months, we have been forced to reevaluate our priorities, come together in unexpected ways, and acknowledge persistent injustices and equities within our society. Despite all the...

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Pontiac Nonprofit Capacity Building Grantees: 2020

The capacity building grant program focused on assisting nonprofit organizations to sustain and improve organizational effectiveness during the COVID-19 crisis. The Pontiac Funders Collaborative made 18 grants up to $10,000...

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In General