The Council of Michigan Foundations (CMF) is a membership association of over 330 grantmaking organizations working together to strengthen, promote and increase philanthropy in Michigan.

CMF does not make grants.To research funding opportunities and obtain fundraising or organizational assistance for your nonprofit, we recommend the following resources.


Information for Seeking Foundation & Corporate Grants

  • Information and data on Michigan foundations and corporate giving programs along with helpful tips on researching, applying and getting grants. Includes the Common Grant Application Form & Common Report Form.

Common Grant Application Form

  • Common grant application form developed to facilitate the application process for grantmakers and grantseekers. Includes sample cover sheet, suggested application and grant budget formats.

Common Report Form

  • Common grant report form developed to facilitate the reporting process for grantmakers and grantseekers.

The Foundation Center

The Foundation Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. grantmakers and their grants and operates research, education and training programs designed to advance philanthropy at every level - for both individual grantseekers and tax-exempt nonprofit organizations. is the source to FIND and APPLY for federal government grants, with over 1,000 grant programs offered by all federal grant making agencies.


GuideStar's mission is to improve philanthropy and nonprofit practice with information. GuideStar's database includes information on all tax-exempt nonprofits registered with the IRS.

Michigan Nonprofit Association

A membership association working to enhance the effectiveness of the Michigan nonprofit sector in serving society.

Network for Good

Network for Good brings together donors, volunteers and charities online to accomplish good.