A Park is Growing in Downtown Pontiac, Crowdfunding Could Capture Matching Grant

A Park is Growing in Downtown Pontiac, Crowdfunding Could Capture Matching Grant (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 6, 2015) In the empty space between two office building on North Saginaw Street (across from Thrifty Pharmacy) sits a vacant lot of dirt and debris that could one day blossom into a community green space. The Downtown Pontiac…

A Park is Growing in Downtown Pontiac, Crowdfunding Could Capture Matching Grant

A Park is Growing in Downtown Pontiac, Crowdfunding Could Capture Matching Grant (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 6, 2015) In the empty space between two office building on North Saginaw Street (across from Thrifty Pharmacy) sits a vacant lot of dirt and debris that could one day blossom into a community green space. The Downtown Pontiac…

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

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…

…Grants Awarded…Oak Park, Auburn Hills & Ferndale Included

State Training Fund Grants Awarded: Businesses in Oak Park, Auburn Hills & Ferndale Included (Adapted from Oakland County Press Release, Dec 8, 2014) Thirteen Oakland County companies received almost $700,000 from the state’s Skilled Trades Training Fund, enabling them to hire nearly 1,300 new employees while upgrading the skills of more than 700 current employees.…

Initiative Seeks Public Space Projects for Crowdfunding and Grants

Initiative Seeks Public Space Projects for Crowdfunding and Grants (MEDC press release, June 24, 2014) The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) today announced a groundbreaking crowdfunding and matching grant initiative to help drive public space projects in Michigan communities. “Innovative placemaking efforts help create thriving, sustainable and unique places where workers, entrepreneurs, and businesses want…