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Metro Detroit nonprofits receive more than $20 million

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The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan recently approved grants totaling more than $21 million for nonprofits that support programs ranging from the arts, education and health to economic development, the environment and support for youth and the elderly.

Among the grants are funding for:

Arts and culture

      Arts League of Michigan: $50,000 over three years for internet broadcasting of arts and cultural programming

     Detroit Historical Society:  $30,000 over three years for digitizing the collections


     Economic Development Corp of the City of Detroit: $200,000 for the Inner Circle Greenway project

      Detroit Riverfront Conservancy: $100,000 for an environmentally green parking lot to facilitate access at Gabriel Richard Park

       Southwest Solutions: $25,000 for the Veterans Park at Piquette Square in Detroit

      Vanguard Community Development Association: $60,000 for a plan for the Brush Greenway, which will connect the Midtown and Inner Circle greenways

     Woodward Avenue Action Association: $30,000 for a wayfinding and tour app for the new M-1 Rail Line


      Focus: HOPE: $50,000 for Generation of Promise, a diversity awareness and leadership program

Human services

      The Autism Alliance of Michigan: $50,000 for a pilot program to help families of young children with autism to navigate treatment options and support services

       Community Housing Network: $50,000 for homelessness prevention and rental assistance in Oakland County  

       First Step-Western Wayne County Project on Domestic Assault: $25,000 for crisis line and assault response services

       Planned Parenthood Mid and South Michigan: $50,000 to upgrade electronic health records and improve patient care

      Play Place for Autistic Children: $50,000 for young adults with autism

For more information about the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, its grant making, special projects and initiatives, visit

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