• Annual Philanthropy
    Award Nominations

    April 25 is the deadline for 2014 nominations for the Russell G. Mawby Award for Philanthropy and The Community Foundation Philanthropy Award.  Download the Mawby nomination form here; the Community Foundation form here.


  • April 30, 2014
    Lansing MI

    Join CMF, the Michigan Nonprofit Association, Michigan Community Service Commission, Michigan Campus Compact, the Office to Services on the Aging, The LEAGUE Michigan, Volunteer Centers of Michigan, and the Corporation of National and Community Service
    on the steps of our State Capitol. Program is 11 a.m - noon, with lunch following.


  • CMF Infographic:
    2013 by the Numbers

    Did you know that CMF members represent 83% of Michigan's organized philanthropic assets or that we had 3,285 program attendees in 2013?  Check out our new infographic for more fun facts! And thanks to all of our members!


  • Family Foundation Retreat
    June 20-22, 2014

    Mark your calendars and plan to join us at Shanty Creek, Bellaire, Michigan for the 13th Biennial Family Foundation Retreat.  This year's event, "Navigating Transitions in Family Giving," includes Virginia Esposito, founding president of the National Center for Family Philanthropy, as a featured speaker.



  • 18th Edition, Michigan Foundation Directory

    In partnership with the Foundation Center, CMF is pleased to offer the 18th edition of the Michigan Foundation Directory. This invaluable resource for grantseekers provides updated and streamlined information in the 1,500+ Michigan foundations accepting grant applications, key facts on Michigan grantmakers, and more!


Latest News

The Board of Trustees has announced Mike Goorhouse, current Vice President, as the next President/CEO of the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area.

Theresa Bray talks about their support of a food pantry delivering 1.4 million pounds to the community in 2013.

CMF President/CEO Rob Collier shares an update about the proposed tax reform, an extension of the IRA Charitable Rollover and the Community Foundation Tax Credit.

Upcoming Programs

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:00am
When is it a good idea to take a risk on a proposal or project, and when is it better to take a different route?  Due diligence requires you to...
Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:00pm
Michigan policymakers, civic and business leaders are interested in reshaping our state’s public education system.  An unprecedented amount of...
Thu, 04/24/2014 - 7:00am
Community foundations are unique and complex organizations and the task of orienting and training new staff and board members is a constant challenge...

What's New?

Community Foundation Retreat Resources

Speaker presentations, handouts and more from the 2014 CF Retreat.

Water, Michigan and the Growing Blue Economy

New publication that defines Michigan’s “Blue Economy” and estimates the economic impact of water-based economic activity.

Johnson Center Grantmaking Series

A practitioner-led series with a certificate option takes a deep dive into effective practices.