Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan (Detroit)


Since 1984, the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan has served as a vehicle for donors, volunteers and community members to identify important issues, share ideas and build financial resources to make positive long-term change.

Every day, the Community Foundation is helping individuals, businesses, nonprofit organizations and other foundations meet their charitable and financial goals by providing tools and resources that make giving to one’s community easier, flexible and effective.

The Community Foundation exists in perpetuity to enhance the quality of life of the citizens in southeast Michigan in the seven counties of Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, Washtenaw, Livingston and St. Clair. They also help donors invest in organizations they care about nationwide.

They are building permanent community capital in the form of endowments that create a base of stable financial support for the region. They do this by:

  • Making strategic investments in programs and organizations that benefit the region
  • Equipping organizations and the public with knowledge and information that will lead to positive change
  • Building endowment – community capital – to meet our region’s needs today and tomorrow
  • Providing expert assistance to donors and their advisers in their charitable planning

Learn more about the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan