STORIES


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

Community Foundation team builds bridges at Mackinac Policy Conference

Last week, the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan attended the 2024 Mackinac Policy Conference, hosted by the Detroit Regional Chamber. Over four days, our team had the opportunity to connect...

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Thriving Together: Transforming Southeast Michigan’s LGBTQ+ Community Through Philanthropy

As we celebrate Pride Month in southeast Michigan, I'm reminded of the profound impact philanthropy and the Community Foundation has had on our LGBTQ+ community....

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Thriving Together: Philanthropy’s Vital Role in Fostering Mental Health in Southeast Michigan

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of mental health issues. At the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, we recognize the profound impact...

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Building a thriving community, one ‘everyday interaction’ at a time

The life-changing lesson Mr. Rogers taught me As a child, I would sit in front of our television and watch an older man with a red cardigan sweater open the...

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Community Foundation team inspires, puts values into action at volunteer event

Last October, volunteers from our staff joined Life Remodeled: The Six Day Project to beautify Detroit’s Cooley community.  Nearly half of our staff dedicated their day to make a hands-on impact...

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Spring 2024 REPORT

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan is committed to supporting projects that enhance the health and well-being of our region. We recognize that our community’s health is the cornerstone of...

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Agency endowment helps cancer support nonprofit Gilda’s Club secure its future 

Gilda’s Club Executive Director and CEO Laura Varon Brown says the 2008 economic crisis, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic, inspired the nonprofit to build its long-term sustainability so it...

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Healing curriculum reconnects urban Native youth with culture

Urban Native youth in Detroit and southeast Michigan are at particular risk for negative mental health and academic outcomes, in part because they are cut off from the cultural support...

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DMC Foundation transition boosts Community Foundation commitment to health 

The DMC Foundation reached the end of its 10-year term as a supporting organization on Dec. 31, 2023. It was then dissolved, and its assets were distributed to the Community...

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Community Foundation, partners strengthen regional food security

Despite soaring food insecurity over the past few years, which has persisted into 2024, a future when our food system is equitable, sustainable and able to meet southeast Michigan’s needs...

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