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Statewide Equity Fund

Council of Michigan Foundations

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $250,000
  • Grant Period September 1, 2021–March 31, 2023
  • Location Grand Rapids, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Michigan

About this grant

The project goal is to support a Michigan funder collaborative that will ensure federal resources are allocated in an equitable way. To this end, the Council of Michigan Foundations will pilot a Statewide Equity Fund so Michigan philanthropy can strategically guide and leverage funding from the CARES Act, the American Rescue Plan and other recently allocated public resources toward equity-centered approaches. The Statewide Equity Fund will provide regional collaboratives and philanthropic institutions with information regarding federal funding policy, technical support, tools and expertise, and seed funding for innovative approaches. The Council of Michigan Foundations is a membership organization of over 300 philanthropic stakeholders. Its mission is to enhance, improve and increase philanthropy.