Foundation for Southeast Michigan announces more than $11
million in grants
DETROIT, Jan. 14, 2019: The Community Foundation for
Southeast Michigan has announced more than $11 million in
grants to organizations and initiatives within southeast
Michigan’s seven counties in areas including the arts,
education, health, and housing, and human services.
Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan is proud to partner
with our donors to make permanent, positive change in our
region,” said Mariam C. Noland, President, Community
Foundation for Southeast Michigan. “Our grants address a wide
variety of needs and support vital community programs.”
Grants announced include:
$30,000 to the Anton Arts Center for its Art in
Complex Community Change program, a partnership with
EmcArts to benefit artists and residents in Mount
$65,000 to the College for Creative Studies to
support Design Core Detroit to implement one of its
largest programs, Detroit Month of Design.
$75,000 to Community Development Advocates of Detroit
for a pilot, resident-led neighborhood tables program
focused on advocacy, organizing and planning including
residents, community development organizations and city
$30,000 to Downtown Detroit Partnership Inc., to
support the Detroit Experience Factory’s pilot Community
Experience Program, which will help metro Detroit
communities tell their stories through experiential tours.
$75,000 over two years to Michigan Community Resources
to develop and launch a Corporate Pro Bono Professional
Services program to connect nonprofits and skilled
corporate volunteers in Detroit and Southeast Michigan.
$25,000 to Michigan Future to support a workforce
development strategy aimed at raising household income in
$70,000 over two years to Friends of the Rouge for a
watershed-wide water quality monitoring and environmental
action program for 4th to 12th grade
$50,000 to Legacy Land Conservancy, headquartered in
Ann Arbor, to develop a messaging strategy to promote
conservation and increase donor, volunteer and community
$19,899 to Ascension St. John’s Hospital in Detroit
to support the purchase of a newborn hearing screener, a
machine used to screen for the detection of early hearing
loss, for Holley Ear Institute.
$55,000 to Connect Detroit for strategic planning for
DLIVE, an established and growing emergency room violence
$25,000 to Kevin’s Song for outreach efforts related
to suicide awareness and prevention throughout the
metropolitan Detroit area.
$59,920 to Michigan State University to support a
collaborative pilot project to develop K-12 school gardens
in southeast Michigan.
$30,000 to Southwest Detroit Community Justice Center
for a program designed to decrease human trafficking.
$30,000 to Southwest Solutions Inc. in Detroit to
support engineering, construction and architectural
consulting to renovate the Center for Resident Engagement
$70,000 to National Park Foundation for youth fishing
clinics at the River Raisin National Battlefield Park
and park sites throughout southeast Michigan.
This quarter’s grants also include more than $2 million for the
Head Start Innovation Fund, New Economy Initiative (NEI),
and other special grant programs.
Editor’s Note: Since its inception, the Foundation has
distributed more than $1 billion through more than 67,000 grants
to nonprofit organizations throughout Wayne, Oakland, Macomb,
Monroe, Washtenaw, St. Clair, and Livingston counties. For more