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Public charities throughout southeast Michigan can turn to the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan for many services. There are many advantages to working with us, due to the scope of resources and expertise we offer.


Grants: The Community Foundation invests millions of dollars annually into the health and vitality of southeast Michigan by making grants to public charities. It is important that we make informed and proper grant decisions, and we would welcome an opportunity to hear about the needs of your organization. Please visit the Apply for a Grant section to learn more.

Endowment Building and Planned Giving:
More than 175 nonprofit organizations are already committed to building endowments to benefit their organizations by establishing funds at the Community Foundation that are designated to support their agencies. Endowment funds at the Community Foundation provide these organizations with an ongoing source of support.

Organizations that are building endowment at the Community Foundation benefit from the following services and features:

  • Gift processing and administrative services, including the ability to accept marketable securities and other noncash assets
  • Professional investment management of the endowment, overseen by our Investment Committee and consultants
  • Competitive investment and administrative fees through economies of scale, due to the size and breadth of the Community Foundation
  • Reduced or eliminated ongoing administrative burdens on board and staff to oversee and maintain a separate endowment program
  • Technical assistance with planned gifts that benefit the endowment

If you are interested in learning more about the services the Community Foundation can offer to your organization, call us at (313) 961-6675.

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