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Ferndale Community Foundation Awards Grants to Local Groups

August 9th 2016

Ferndale Community Foundation Awards Grants to Local Groups (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 8, 2016) Ferndale, MI – Several community projects are getting a boost in funding thanks to grants given by the Ferndale Community Foundation.  The grants were announced at the July 25 City Council meeting (sorry we got behind due to the elections), with […]

Community Foundation Awards $150,000 to Orgs. Across the Region to Benefit Youth

December 27th 2014

Community Foundation Awards $150,000 to Orgs. Across the Region to Benefit Youth (CFSEM Press Release, Dec. 27, 2014) The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan announced the distribution of $150,000 in grants to fund 18 projects through its YOUth Voice Social Justice grant program. Earlier in 2014, the Metropolitan Youth Policy Fellows, a diverse group of youth […]

…20th Anniversary of The HOPE Fund… Matching Gift Program

December 11th 2014

Community Foundation Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of The HOPE Fund With Matching Gift Program (CFSEM Press Release, Dec. 11, 2014) In 1994, the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan established The HOPE Fund in order to confront the lack of essential human and social services serving the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in the region.  At […]

Historic Homes and Buildings Tour – Saturday, December 8

November 30th 2012

A tour of historic Ferndale homes and buildings, decked out in their holiday finest decorations, is set for Saturday, December 8th beginning at 3pm at the Ferndale Historical Museum.

16th Annual Ferndale Pub Crawl – Friday July 27, 2012

July 20th 2012

This event began 16 years ago with 36 people walking to the half dozen bars in downtown Ferndale. Created then by a group called FANS of Ferndale, the event grew every year with more people and more clubs and venues, as the renaissance of Ferndale took place. This year the crowds will visit 22 establishments. All funds raised go to four local tax-deductible charities, including the Ferndale Police Auxiliary, FernCare, Ferndale Community Foundation, and the Michigan AIDS Coalition.

Ferndale Community Foundation Announces 2012 Grants

June 26th 2012

The Ferndale Community Foundation Announced it 2012 Grants at the City Council meeting on June 25, 2012. Each year the foundation raises money to be distributed to projects throughout the city. $8,000 was awarded in total.

Taste of Ferndale Delicious as Always

February 22nd 2012

Delicacies included chicken shawarma from Anita’s, macaroni and cheese with chicken from Dino’s, fish patties from Howe’s Bayou, salted caramel ice cream from Treat Dreams, and hummus and salsa from Garden Fresh

It’s Taste of Ferndale Time – Feb 21

February 1st 2012

Whether you want to support local charities, or enjoy some good food, Taste of Ferndale is a good choice according to Pawlica. “Ferndale is just as diverse in our food choices as we are in the people who live and work in the city. This event allows people to discover restaurants they may have never heard of before and be reintroduced to some favorites they may not have visited in a while.”

Pre-School Backpack Program Seeks Caring Donors

June 29th 2011

Program participants will receive a new, empty backpack in September with the first name, sex, age and clothing size of a Ferndale Head Start student, as well as a prescribed list of items to purchase. They will then have two weeks to return the backpack filled with such items as crayons and a coloring book, a reading book, toothbrush and toothpaste, underwear and sweat clothes (estimated cost of items is approximately $30 per backpack).

Community Foundation Announces 2011 Grants

June 27th 2011

The Ferndale Community Foundation has announced seven grant awards for 2011. The awards go to groups and efforts that make the community better. Dan Martin, President of the Community Foundation, presented the awards along with Treasurer Helen Weber. Since 2003 the Foundation has provided over $50,000 to local causes.