STORIES


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

Detroit Equity Action Lab’s Race and Justice Reporting Initiative Provides Outlets and Mentorship for Journalists of Color

No matter where they work, good journalists aim to deliver fact-based, unbiased stories about the communities they serve. But despite the industry’s efforts, journalism has a glaring bias of its...

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Journalism Grants Bring Diverse Voices and Storytelling to Detroit and Southeast Michigan

Updates from the 2020 Detroit Journalism Engagement Fund Grantees The Detroit Journalism Engagement Fund is increasing the quality, outcomes and reach of journalism in the region, with an emphasis on...

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Pontiac Funders Collaborative 2020 Report

In 2020, the Pontiac Funders Collaborative launched an impact initiative that will ensure a collaborative and community-driven approach to the future. This report documents the first year of our collective...

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2020 Yearbook

In our latest yearbook, you will find stories highlighting how the Community Foundation continues to improve upon 35 years of experience and sharpen our skills to move issues and make...

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Working with Pontiac Community to Solve Challenges and Seize Opportunities

Over the past four months, we have been forced to reevaluate our priorities, come together in unexpected ways, and acknowledge persistent injustices and equities within our society. Despite all the...

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Supporting Southeast Michigan’s Nonprofits and Small Businesses

Like many of you, the Community Foundation is working with community partners to defeat the spread of this disease and minimize the impacts it is having on residents of southeast...

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PEDALS Youth Development Program Set to Reach More Than 1,100 Preschoolers

Studies have shown that children with higher social emotional skills are more successful in school and life. They are also better learners in elementary school, less likely to drop out...

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5 Facts Vs. Myths About the 2020 Census

The census is a massive undertaking, and there’s plenty of information circulating. Know what’s true and what’s a myth. Myth: The census doesn’t really impact me or my family. Fact:...

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Vivian Day Stroh: Connecting With Immigrants and Refugees

When longtime Community Foundation donor and board member Vivian Day Stroh was in college, she spent time studying abroad in England. There, she witnessed firsthand the mistreatment of the country’s...

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Strengthening the Capacity of Detroit’s Theater Groups

Amidst the region’s robust cultural offerings, Detroit’s arts scene occasionally overlooks its award-winning theaters. Through Staging Change Detroit — a program launched by the Community Foundation in partnership with the...

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