The HOPE Fund of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan Awards $60,000 to Nonprofit LGBT Programs

In Press Release

DETROIT – The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan recently approved $60,000 in grants to support LGBT-related programs through The HOPE Fund. Since 1994, The HOPE Fund has strengthened organizations serving LGBT individuals and families through targeted grant making, projects and technical assistance.

Three grants of $20,000 each were made to the following organizations:

  • Community Health Awareness Group Inc., to support the LGBT Detroit Leadership academy, a social justice training program for African American young adults ages 18-10
  • Progress Michigan, to provide media and communications training to LGBT organizations in southeast Michigan
  • Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc., to support the Name Change Project, which helps transgender people change their names as part of the transition process.

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan is a full-service philanthropic organization leading the way to positive change in our region. As a permanent community endowment built by gifts from thousands of individuals and organizations, the Foundation supports a wide variety of activities benefiting education, arts and culture, health, human services, community development and civic affairs.  Since its inception, the Foundation has distributed nearly $843 million through more than 57,000 grants to nonprofit organizations throughout Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, Washtenaw, St. Clair and Livingston counties.  For more information, please visit