Foundation Launches Matching Gift Program for HOPE Fund


DETROIT — To mark the 20th Anniversary of The HOPE Fund, the Community Foundation is celebrating by launching a matching gift program throughout December.

The program was founded in 1994 with a challenge grant from the Funder for LGBTQ Issues in order to confront a lack of essential services in the region’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community. Since its inception, the fund has awarded $1.8 million in grants to 131 projects at 45 nonprofit agencies serving southeast Michigan’s LGBTQ population.

“We are proud to mark this milestone of The HOPE Fund and encourage new donors to participate in the matching program,” says Allan D. Gilmour, co-chair of the HOPE Fund committee. “Each grant we make helps strengthen and support the LGBT community in southeast Michigan and will continue to do so far into the future.”

From now through the end of the year, the Community Foundation will match donations from those who have either never donated to the fund or have not contributed in more than two years.

For more information about the fund or to donate visit