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Council of Michigan Foundations

A communication of Michigan Community Foundations' Ventures, a supporting organization of the Council of Michigan Foundations, with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and the C.S. Mott Foundation, and community foundations.

© 2003 Michigan Community Foundations' Ventures
Michigan community foundations are unique in our ability to make an impact in so many diverse areas of community need. Our donors make gifts that allow us to continue to improve our communities... today and tomorrow.

We gather information and track the many local agencies and programs working to enhance our communities. Based on this information, we make grants and direct resources to the most appropriate areas. We stay alert to emerging issues and foster giving and volunteerism in our community.

We have the flexibility to:

  • Support high-impact opportunities... those that will make the greatest difference in our communities
  • Serve as a catalyst for bringing organizations into existence as new needs arise.
  • Re-direct funds as appropriate if and when our communities' needs change (or when local non-profit organizations cease to exist)

We work to support, build, enrich, protect, safeguard and serve our communities through arts, development, education, environment, health and human services. We can help your gifts make the greatest impact in your community. Call your local community foundation to get connected with the causes that matter to you.

Download fact sheets on the following causes:
Community Development
Human Services

See a list of grants that have helped make an impact in communities throughout Michigan.