Voices of Change
Strengthening Southeast Michigan

What's a Community Foundation?

Learn the basics of what a community foundation does

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What's a Community Foundation?

Stories of Change

Hear from those closest to the lasting change happening in our region.

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Stories of Change

Ways to Give

Join us in sustaining a legacy of positive change.

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Ways to Give

Support for the Community by the Community

A community foundation is a community funded source of support for community needs and opportunities.

People Helping People

A community foundation helps people create the impact they want to see in their communities with tailored philanthropic experiences and by supporting a thriving environment for nonprofit leaders to accomplish their missions. 

Real Change Now and in the Future

Community foundations lead the way for change by providing grants for current projects while building endowment to ensure that generations of nonprofits can address evolving needs and opportunities.

Read more about our impact in our latest Yearbook.

Each day, we’re forging enduring, uplifting change, thanks in part to the support from our Now and Forever Fund. Dive into these inspiring stories to see how our dedicated staff, passionate volunteers, generous donors, and invaluable partners are adding their voices of change to our vibrant region. Join us in shaping a legacy of lasting impact in our region – one story at a time. Explore, engage, and become part of the movement for positive, perpetual change.

Join us in sustaining a legacy of positive change.

Making a gift to the Community Foundation’s endowed Now and Forever Fund will support the Community Foundation’s operations so as to carry out our mission to create permanent positive change in our region.

A gift to the Community Foundation’s endowed Southeast Michigan Forever Fund will support the Community Foundation’s grantmaking program, so as to address the community’s most pressing needs and promising opportunities, both now and for generations to come.

Use this form to make an online donation or contact our Donor Services Team for information on a more ways you can support the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan both now and in perpetuity.

In addition to online donations, we accept a wide variety of gift types that include:

  • Cash or Check
  • Securities traded on major exchanges
  • Closely held business interests
  • Interests in limited liability companies
  • Patent interests and other qualified intellectual properties
  • Mutual fund shares
  • Fully paid life insurance policies
  • Retirement plan assets
  • Real estate

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