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General Purposes

Council of Michigan Foundations

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $287,000
  • Grant Period April 1, 2019–March 31, 2022
  • Location Detroit, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Michigan, United States

About this grant

The Council of Michigan Foundations is a statewide association of over 300 grantmakers that provides its members with educational programs, technical assistance, networking opportunities, advocacy with policymakers and regulators, and collaborative work with leading national and regional philanthropic associations. Key themes for the grantee’s current work are: 1) advancing public policy; 2) cultivating the next generation of philanthropic leaders; 3) creating neutral space to have civic dialogue around hard conversations; and 4) supporting efforts that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. A grant increase will enable the grantee to shift its business model to focus more on supporting and strengthening its core services. It will also allow the Council of Michigan Foundations to undertake a three-year “transformation plan,” which will substantively realign its strategies, program priorities, and resources for a stronger and more sustainable organization.