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Transforming Michigan Philanthropy Through Diversity and Inclusion

Council of Michigan Foundations

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $150,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2012–December 31, 2012
  • Location Detroit, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Michigan

About this grant

The Council of Michigan Foundations is a membership association comprised of more than 350 foundations and grantmaking corporations. Since 2001, the council has used the strategy of advancing diversity and inclusion throughout the philanthropic sector to help fulfill its mission of enhancing, improving, and increasing philanthropy. This renewal grant will support the fourth year of the council’s Transforming Michigan Philanthropy Through Diversity and Inclusion project. Building on the research, planning, and program development and implementation accomplished during the previous grant period, the council will increase diversity and inclusion within its own organization, disseminate results of the first Peer Action Learning Network cohort, recruit six new member foundations to participate in the 2012 cohort, hold a symposium on closing opportunity gaps in Michigan, provide training workshops and post-training assistance to Youth Advisory Council members, and implement a mentorship program for individuals who hold mid-level professional positions in philanthropy.