STORIES


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

A Powerful Resource for Emergency Department Clinicians in Making a Difference in the Opioid Epidemic

As the attending emergency physician and program director of the medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) program at Flint’s Hurley Medical Center, Dr. Ryan Reece has been at the forefront...

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Easier Access to X-Waivers May Save Lives

Trinity Health Grand Rapids and Detroit Medical Center are two local health systems capitalizing on changes to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) guidance for prescribing buprenorphine,...

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Companions on the Road to Recovery: The Role of Peer Coaches

  Peer coaches bring the lived experience of healing from substance use disorder and walk the path to recovery with individuals seeking to free themselves of opioid addiction. They provide...

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2022 Community Foundation Yearbook

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan continues to support, collaborate, and empower our region to make positive, permanent change. In this yearbook you will find stories and videos about the...

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Empowering Communities Across Our Region

This story officially appeared in our 2022 Yearbook. As a regional community foundation, we believe success shouldn’t have boundaries. If a program or initiative works well in Ferndale, it will...

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Community Collaboration For Impact

This story officially appeared in our 2022 Yearbook. Communities are stronger when organizations and individuals develop shared approaches to addressing problems. As a community foundation, we explore creative ways to...

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The HOPE Fund advances LGBTQ+ advocacy, committee member John Zervos says 

“What draws me to The HOPE Fund is the tireless goal to make southeast Michigan a world-class place to work and live if you are LGBTQ+.” ...

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Stability and Support for Southeast Michigan Nonprofits

This story originally appeared in the 2022 Yearbook Strong nonprofits are the backbone of strong communities. When nonprofits have capable leadership and a stable financial outlook, they have the power...

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How An Agency Endowment Can Help A Nonprofit Plan For A Sustainable Financial Future

Agency endowment funds provide nonprofits with a reliable source of income to continue their work well into the future. ...

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Building Alignment and Expanding Access in Pontiac’s Small Business Ecosystem

As the local economy in Pontiac begins to recover from the effects of the pandemic, a network of organizations supporting small businesses is organizing with renewed momentum. Their efforts are...

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