Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan Awards $10 Million

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan has announced second-quarter grants totaling nearly $10 million to nonprofits in the Detroit metro region in the areas of arts and culture, children and youth, education, community development, human services, and immigrant affairs.

Grant recipients include 826 Michigan, which was awarded $50,000 over two years for afterschool programming at a new Eastern Market-based writing and tutoring lab; the Detroit Educational Television Foundation, which will receive $65,000 for a digital badging program aimed at preschoolers; the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, which was awarded $50,000 in support of a visual arts program for caregivers of Alzheimer’s and dementia patients; and Greening of Detroit, which will receive $110,000 for the ongoing maintenance of greenways in the region. 

In addition, the foundation awarded $10,000 to the Michigan Nonprofit Association to expand a leadership development program for high school youth; $15,000 to the Museum of Contemporary Art in support of the MOCAD Teen Council Convening of Teens in the Arts project; $65,000 to Neutral Zone to boost the engagement of teens in nonprofit organizations in southeastern Michigan; and $50,000 to South Oakland Shelter for a community-wide fundraising and advocacy effort aimed at removing barriers for those experiencing homelessness.

"Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan Awards Nearly $10 Million in Grants in Second Quarter 2016." Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan Press Release 07/14/2016.