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

The Dequindre Cut

Outdoor Spaces that Transform Communities The public spaces in our communities say a lot about our values and priorities. Well-conceived public spaces provide a sense of culture and place. They...

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2016 Fall REPORT Newsletter

Dance Partners

Two performing arts powerhouses have combined forces to raise the profile of dance in southeast Michigan. The Michigan Opera Theatre and the University Musical Society are using a $250,000, three-year...

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Professionals Learning About Community, Equity and Smart Growth (PLACES)

The Funders Network for Smart Growth is an organization that works with grantmakers to advance strategies that make regions and communities fairer and more sustainable, offering everyone the chance for...

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Conservation Education with Penguins

We all know that Antarctica is an extreme environment important to our global ecosystem and home to many penguin species. The world class Polk Penguin Conservation Center at the Detroit...

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Expanding Opportunities

Born in 1921, Jeptha Ward Schureman served in World War II and had a successful legal career in Detroit. In 2005, the Community Foundation received $1.7 million dollars from his...

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Data-Driven Decisions

In 2015, we commissioned a comprehensive study about early childhood resources which highlights gaps in service in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. The data enabled Head Start agencies and other...

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Supporting Families

Meet Larissa and her daughter Zenaida. They receive Early Head Start services at the Vistas Nuevas Center in southwest Detroit. Early Head Start is a program that begins with support...

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2016 Yearbook

Mentoring Programs Making a Difference

The Community Foundation supports a remarkable variety of mentoring programs, each with a distinctive approach to a common goal providing guidance and support to people who are attempting to gain...

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