Prosper Highlight: Community Foundation Challenge

Beginning August 18 at 10 a.m. the Community Foundation for
Southeast Michigan is providing up to $1 million to match general operating
gifts made online at to
support participating arts and cultural organizations. It’s simple: go online
that day, and you can select the organization(s) you care about and give any
amount, from as little as $25 to as much as $10,000 per organization. Your gift
will increase by 50% – a match of $1 for every $2 that you contribute!
There are 75 organizations to choose from – from regional treasures with
national reputations to community-based, grassroots organizations in performing
arts, visual arts, history, science, literature, arts education and more.

There are 75 organizations in the program, and of them a number are in Oakland
County. Here is the list:
Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center
Birmingham Historical Museum & Park
The Community House

Bloomfield Hills:
Cranbrook Educational Community

Farmington Hills:
Chamber Music Society of Detroit

Northville Art House

Royal Oak:
Detroit Zoological Society
Woodward Avenue Action Association

Meadow Brook Hall
Meadow Brook Theatre
Paint Creek Center for the Arts

Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings
Eisenhower Dance Ensemble

Troy Museum & Historic Village
Variety FAR Conservatory of Therapeutic and Performing Arts

ArtServe Michigan
Detroit Educational Television Foundation / Detroit Public TV

Go to to preview the list and
learn what they do.
Mark you calendar for August 18, 10 a.m. – when the giving opportunity goes live!
Matching funds will be awarded on a “first gift, first match” basis.
The matching program will end as soon as the $1 million of match funds are
gone, but gifts will be accepted through August 31. With dozens of
organizations eligible to participate in this challenge, the matching funds
will go quickly!
So mark your calendar to go to
at 10:00 a.m. on August 18 to make a gift in support of arts and culture in our
Thank you for your support. Help us to keep arts and culture a part of our

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