STORIES


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

The HOPE Fund Creating Impact for Over 25 Years for the LGBTQ+ Community

Your support is important. We ask you to consider supporting The HOPE Fund today. Here are some ways you can make a difference in the LGBTQ+ community:...

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LGBTQ+ Funding during COVID-19

Five area LGBTQ+ organizations receive grants totaling $200,000 from The HOPE Fund of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan announced that five key LGBTQ+...

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In Press Release

Helping LGBTQ+ Asylum Seekers Find Belonging

An LGBTQ+ asylum seeker’s sexuality can be a matter of life or death back home, and some asylum seekers, both heterosexual and homosexual, arrive having internalized their home society’s beliefs...

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LGBTQ+ Inclusion Under the Law: Still a Work in Progress

“We’ve seen tremendous progress in so many ways,” Jay said. But there is also much work to do to make sure LGBTQ+ citizens are included and protected, particularly around trans...

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LGBTQ+ Organizations Connect With New Populations with HOPE Fund grants

Today, the fund continues to assist organizations both new and old, large and small, in their efforts to serve and connect with new audiences....

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Working Toward Corporate Inclusion

HOPE Fund Advisory Committee member Sabin Blake can trace his sense of philanthropy back to September 11, 2001....

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25 Years of HOPE

We must continue to support the LGBT community. We’ve done it before, we’d do it again, and we’ll keep doing it for the next 25 years—and beyond....

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Finding Love and Supporting Community

The depth and structure of the Community Foundation was a great way to make sure our giving was done in a way that would have some backbone to it....

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Making Connections in Detroit’s Aging LGBT Community

For LGBT community members who feel disconnected or alone, Friendly Callers has offered crucial companionship and support....

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HOPE Fund Announces New Grant for LGBTQ Cancer Care

A $7,500 grant was made to the American Cancer Society Michigan Inc. to support resource development and training for health care professionals on LGBTQ-sensitive cancer screening...

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