By Sherri Welch of Crain’s Detroit Business

Several foundations are teaming up to provide coordinated support for nonprofit services to immigrants and refugees in the region, in the wake of declines in federal funding for the services under the Trump administration that have left nonprofits struggling to keep up with demand.

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Troy-based Kresge Foundation and California-based Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees network of local, state, and national funders have come together to form the Southeast Michigan Immigrant and Refugee Funder Collaborative.

The new group has committed $450,000 over two years to support nonprofits providing services to immigrants and refugees in eight Southeast Michigan counties: Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, Washtenaw, St. Clair and Livingston counties.

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