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

Southwest Solutions

Regional Economic Vitality A strong economy is vital to every successful community. We are becoming a destination for many newcomers including entrepreneurs, immigrants, and millennials. The Community Foundation’s focus on...

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Girls on the Run

Investing In Youth When we think of youth, we think of dreams, innovation, and new opportunities — or, simply put, the future. The youth of today will become the leaders,...

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2017 Message from the Chair and the President

This letter originally appeared in the 2017 Yearbook. We are pleased to report on a year of strong growth. Just as southeast Michigan’s economy continued to strengthen during 2016, so...

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2017 Yearbook

Atlantic Impact: A Catapult Story

Students at schools that include educational trips in their academic offerings get better grades, and are more likely to graduate. As a 2016 Catapult grantee, Atlantic Impact is providing more...

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Trans Sistas of Color Project: A Catapult Story

The Trans Sistas of Color Project – Detroit, founded in 2015 by Bré Campbell and John Trimble, works to assist transgender women of color by creating trans-centric programming, projects, and...

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Detroit Horse Power : A Catapult Story

As a teacher in Detroit, David Silver saw the need for safe and enriching after school activities that provide tangible life skills. Tapping into his background in riding and caring...

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Grant to Eastern Market Provides Transportation for Seniors and Children

A Healthy Food Connect grant is allowing the Eastern Market to bring seniors and children to the market for education, nutrition, and fun!   Healthy Food Connect seeks to improve...

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Kids and Seniors Find Fun and Healthy Food at Eastern Market

Everyone knows how much fun Detroit’s Eastern Market is on a bright summer Saturday—but did you know how exciting it gets on a Tuesday? Healthy Food Connect grantee Eastern Market...

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Mobile Food Rolls Out in Livingston County

Livingston County is no stranger to fighting hunger: It was the first community in the state to be declared hunger-free by the governor’s office, and its Hunger Council—a combination of...

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