Winter 2018 REPORT Newsletter


Fostering Arts Engagement

From poetry to dance, music to visual and performing arts, thousands of lives are
enriched, formed and changed thanks to the rich arts and culture offerings across
southeast Michigan.

Understanding the role of arts and culture on quality of life, the Community Foundation has awarded more than $118 million to arts and culture institutions and programs since its inception.

In 2017 alone, the Foundation awarded $7.5 million to a great diversity of arts and culture activities and organizations. That amount is expected to grow over time.  Also, nearly 50 arts and culture organizations in the region are building endowments with the Community Foundation. Funds from these endowments provide annual, core operating support for these agencies in perpetuity.

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Stories of Impact


Fostering Arts Engagement

From the traditional performing arts to child education programs to the revival of letterpress printing, the arts are thriving in Southeast Michigan.

Residents of southeast Michigan might participate in a workshop by the historic Pewabic Society in either Wayne, Macomb and Oakland counties, or take in pop-up modern art exhibitions in Washtenaw County. They can experience the transformation of the historic Heidelberg Project into a vibrant artist community.

The region’s cities and neighborhoods are bursting with examples of unique art genres that appeal to and are relevant to all demographics.

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Children and Youth Organizations Benefit from $500,000

Funding from the Detroit Auto Dealers Association Charitable Foundation Fund is helping 8th grade students at four schools in Oak Park and Detroit. They are benefiting from a $50,000 grant to InsideOut Literary Arts’ Citywide Poets afterschool program.

InsideOut Literary Arts is one of 12 organizations providing services to children and youth in Southeast Michigan, which in all, received grants totaling $483,220. The DADA Charitable Foundation Fund was created at Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan in 1998 from donations from its annual Charity Preview at the North American International Auto Show.

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