Mariam Noland Reflects on 36 Years Leading Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
Earlier this year, the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan announced founding President Mariam Noland’s plans to retire at the end of 2021. “My job is to encourage those with wealth to share it … even the community foundation’s growth is a testament to the fact that people care.” —Mariam Noland, Community Foundation for Southeast MichiganNoland look backs at her career in philanthropy and the differences she has helped to make all over Southeast Michigan. Listen: CFSEM President Mariam Noland’s impact on Detroit philanthropy. GuestMariam Noland is founding president of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, a nonprofit philanthropic organization. “The next [president of CFSEM] will take it to the next level of service for the whole community.” Noland says.wdet.org
Loans available to help Muskegon County businesses grow after COVID-19
MUSKEGON, MI – Loans aimed at helping businesses launch and grow in the aftermath of COVID-19 are available in Muskegon County. Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW) partnered with the Community Foundation for Muskegon County to offer loans up to $15,000 for new or existing businesses. To qualify, businesses must be in Muskegon County and have less than 25 employees. “Muskegon County businesses are innovating to stay strong in a post-COVID world,” Mair said in a news release. Related: Recovery from pandemic expected in Muskegon County by end of 2022, economist saysGROW and the Community Foundation for Muskegon County collaborated last year on a recovery loan program which provided over $224,000 to help 28 local businesses.mlive.com
New grant to help reimagine a Detroit neighborhood
The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan is providing a grant for $48,000 towards a planning study with NW Goldberg Cares. The planned study is called “Reimagining Ferry Park.” The study is to help residents vocalize what businesses they would like to have within the commercial corridor on Ferry Park street between Holden and Lawton. So far NW Goldberg Cares has created three pocket parks, including a literary park funded by Detroit Future City. NW Goldberg Cares is a business community-led group actively seeking to maintain the viability of their neighborhood. If interested in the Reimagining Ferry Park project, you can attend any of their virtual meetings.
Frauenthal Center’s $7 million preservation campaign looks to ‘the next 90 years’
MUSKEGON, MI -- For 90 years, the Frauenthal Center has been a focal point in the downtown Muskegon landscape. In an effort to preserve that history and look to the next 90 years, the center and the Community Foundation for Muskegon County have identified $7 million in preservation projects. The Frauenthal Center has been shuttered since March and plans to remain closed at least through the end of 2020 because of the pandemic. He estimates most of the preservation projects will be completed within the next three to five years. The Community Foundation estimates that 61,000 people -- an annual amount they expect to eclipse in the near future -- attended events at the Frauenthal Center in 2019.mlive.com
Pontiac High School Implements New STEM Program With Industry Partners
(CBS DETROIT) – The Flagstar Bank Foundation has announced a significant contribution to the SME Education Foundation to implement an SME PRIME program at Pontiac High School. “SME PRIME schools are central to our commitment to inspiring, preparing and supporting young people,” said Rob Luce, SME Education Foundation vice president. “We’re proud to now include Pontiac High School students in the SME PRIME schools’ initiative as we continue to expand the program across the country.”Pontiac High School serves more than 1,000 students in Oakland County, Michigan, with many from economically disadvantaged circumstances. “Pontiac High School students are diverse and often underrepresented in STEM fields,” said Suzanne Kavanaugh, PhD, principal of Pontiac High School. SOURCE SME Education Foundation© 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.detroit.cbslocal.com
Michigan nonprofit arts and culture groups to share $500,000 in funding
DETROIT Nonprofit arts and culture organizations in southeastern Michigan will share $500,000 in funding to help relieve financial pressures caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and CultureSource says 50 grants of $10,000 each have been awarded from the COVID-19 Arts and Creative Community Assistance Fund. More than 200 organizations submitted applications for funding of more than $2 million. The COVID-19 Arts and Creative Community Assistance Fund receives support from various foundations. RELATED: Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 58,749; Death toll now at 5,652
Ann Arbor nonprofits receive COVID-19 relief grants from Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
ANN ARBOR, Mich. The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan has given Relief and Resiliency grants to five Ann Arbor arts and culture nonprofit organizations. The Ark, Neutral Zone, Youth Arts Alliance, Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum and 826michigan have each received a $10,000 grant from the COVID-19 Arts and Creative Community Assistance Fund. In partnership with CultureSource, the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan awarded the grants to help organizations with financial pressures resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding was supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, DeRoy Testamentary Foundation, Ford Foundation, Kresge Foundation, Leinweber Foundation, Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation, Peck Foundation and William Davidson Foundation. Find a list of all of the organizations awarded grants here.
Flashpoint 9/15/19: Is the Flint water crisis worse than we realized?
DETROIT Here is what you missed on Sunday's episode of Flashpoint:This week's episode of Flashpoint will featured a look at the Flint water crisis. Is it even worse than we realized? Then, the immigration issue extends further than the southern border. There will also be a discussion on how to raise your "financial I.Q." Segment Two:Miriam Noland, president of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.
Report identifies 4 critical issues facing immigrants, refugees in Southeast Michigan
DETROIT - A report released this week highlights critical issues facing foreign-born people in Southeast Michigan. There are more than 600,000 foreign-born individuals in Michigan, 70 percent of whom who live in Southeast Michigan, according to the report, which was funded through the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, the Kresge Foundation, and the Skillman Foundation. Related: Study: Economic impact of refugees in Southeast Michigan nearly $300M in 2016The authors of the report identified four critical issues facing foreign-born individuals in Southeast Michigan. The impetus for the Collaborative is based on the findings of a new report that outlines the current state and several pressing challenges facing organizations that support immigrants and refugees. The current investment in the Southeast Michigan Immigrant and Refugee Funder Collaborative is $450,000, over a period of two years.