STORIES


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

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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Providing Continued Support for the Environment: Endowment, GreenWays, and The Great Lakes Way

To achieve lasting impact, those interested in safeguarding the environment should consider solutions that will play out over generations....

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The Future of Philanthropy Is Bright: Youth Advisory Committee Making an Impact 

At a time when many decisions are being made that will have long-term consequences for their future, those who will spend their lives living in that future deserve a place...

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Former Mayor Archer Continues Impact on College Students and Detroit Residents

This story was originally published in our Spring 2022 REPORT Newsletter. This spring marks a major milestone for the former Detroit mayor’s Dennis W. Archer Scholarship Fund. Since 2001, nearly...

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Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Invests in Southeast Michigan Arts and Culture

In late 2021, the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation announced a nearly $100 million commitment to transform the financial strength and long-term viability of southeast Michigan’s arts and culture community...

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Building Financial Resources for Nonprofits

This story was originally published in our Spring 2022 REPORT Newsletter. In the early ‘90s, the Community Foundation’s Van Dusen Endowment Challenge was initiated as a joint effort with The...

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Youth Advisory Committee Focuses on Mental Health

The YAC brings together youth from across the region to make permanent positive change on causes that are close to themselves and their peers....

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Transforming Public Spaces

For the past 30 years, the Community Foundation has been a leader in developing and maintaining public spaces that improve the quality of life in the region....

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