Community Foundation announces nearly $19 million in grants

DETROIT (AP) — Grants worth nearly $19 million are being made to organizations across seven Michigan counties.

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan says the money will be used in areas such as health, education, arts, the environment, youth, housing and human services.

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra will receive $250,000 over two years to attract new audiences. Another $250,000 is going to the Invest Detroit Foundation to expand a program on entrepreneurial talent.

The Detroit Food Policy Council will receive $10,000 over two years for educational programs focused on urban agriculture and raising chickens.

The Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association will receive $75,000 over two years for in-home care counseling for people affected by dementia.