STORIES


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

Making Investments Across The Region

Helping Donors Do the Most Good with Their Charitable Dollars More than $50 million in grants are made by the Community Foundation each year to nonprofit organizations throughout Wayne, Oakland,...

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Young Leaders Learn Philanthropy

Pathway to Excellence Program Mentors the Next Generation of African-American Men Sigma Pi Phi fraternity, also known as the Boulé, was the first Greek-letter fraternity founded by African-American men. Boulé...

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Detroit Auto Dealers Go All Out for Kids’ Charities

The Detroit Auto Dealers Association is known for holding one of the largest one-night fundraising events — The North American International Auto Show Charity Preview — to support children’s charities....

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Community Foundation Awards Nearly $22M In Grants To Area Nonprofits

More than $600 Million Granted Over 30 Years FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DETROIT—The board of trustees of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan recently approved grants totaling than $21,716,717 at its...

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James B. Nicholson Elected Board Chair Of The Community Foundation For Southeast Michigan

At the June 2014 annual meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Community Foundation, James B. Nicholson, civic leader and president and chief executive officer of PVS Chemicals Inc.,...

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Building Endowment

  The recent economic upturn has made it possible for more nonprofits to prioritize their long-term financial destinies by building endowment with the Community Foundation. A total of 189 organizations are working...

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Building High-Tech Careers

Support from the Community Foundation helped Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn and the University of Michigan’s Lurie Nanofabrication Facility in Ann Arbor create the first-of-its-kind nanotechnology and microsystems technician training and...

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2014 Message from The Chair And President

Three Decades of Powerful Change The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan is here to permanently support our region. That’s a statement of fact, as well as our mission. This year, the...

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Promoting Healthy Food

  The Double Up Food Bucks program has become the national model for increasing access to healthy food among low-income families. The 2014 federal Farm Bill allocates millions of dollars...

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Teaching The Hearing Impaired

  Madonna University in Livonia offers the state’s only bachelor of arts degree in sign language studies. A grant from the Community Foundation is helping the school use its unique expertise to...

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