In 2006, Midwest Community Foundations’ Ventures (MCFV) was formed by regional associations in Illinois, Michigan and Ohio as a supporting organization of CMF. It exists to build stronger communities through collaborative activities by community foundations.
Community foundations in the Midwest are facing several issues critical to the survival and growth of the region:
Initiatives will focus on advancing the innovation and growth of community foundations through researching opportunities, networking and learning from each other, providing technical assistance, promoting best practices, capturing efficiencies, and serving as a pilot region for efforts with potential for broader application.
MCFV is led by a board of trustees and an Executive Director, Donnell Snite Mersereau, who is also Director, Community Foundations at CMF.