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11/18/2021

AAACF names Shannon Polk as President & CEO The Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation (AAACF) Board of Trustees has selected Shannon E. Polk, J.D., D. Min., as its next President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Polk is an accomplished nonprofit leader with demonstrated success as an executive director, trainer, consultant, and board member as well as comprehensive experience in philanthropy including grantmaking, estate planning, and fundraising. She has most recently led The Witness Foundation and consulted with the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area to facilitate staff...

10/27/2021

Donor Advised Funds from a Community Foundation Perspective This blog was originally posted by the United Philanthropy Forum. Foundations in Michigan and throughout the United States are re-examining many longstanding practices and ways of working as this is a critical time for our sector to reflect and reimagine. The devastating effects of the pandemic have underscored the depth of long-standing racial and economic disparities and accelerated conversations on the roles philanthropy can play to advance equitable systems in partnership with nonprofits and in collaboration with other sectors...

09/27/2021

Michigan is receiving significant funding through federal and local recovery dollars, representing the largest federal investment in generations. As part of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Michigan will receive an estimated $11 billion dollars over the course of this year and next. This is on top of billions already received from the CARES Act and the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act. The state is additionally forecasting surpluses in state revenues close to $2 billion dollars above 2021 budget figures. During the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy...

09/21/2021

Great Lakes Protection Fund Announces 2021 Leadership Award Winners Recognizes Trailblazers who are Solving Biggest Threats to the Region

09/20/2021

CMF is working with leaders around the state in launching a new structure and support to promote better communication and facilitate more collaboration in the impact investing space. The Michigan Impact Investing Hub is a model for convening and connecting stakeholders engaged in impact investing, including nonprofits, foundations, advisors, fund managers and beyond. The Hub consists of a four-leaf clover ecosystem in which similarly situated stakeholders will periodically gather, share what they believe is needed in Michigan’s impact investing ecosystem and propose actions to meet those...

09/13/2021

We’re digging deeper into the roles of donor advised funds (DAFs) at community foundations, sharing examples of DAFs in action around the state to learn more about their role in communities. We recently spoke to Jonse Young, director of philanthropic services at the Grand Rapids Community Foundation (GRCF), who leads the philanthropic services team managing the relationship between DAF holders and the community foundation. Of the 225 DAFs at the community foundation, Young shared that the goal is to ensure at least 80% of DAFs are making grants annually. “Obviously there is a charitable tax...

08/06/2021

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and Nancy S. Moore Donor Advised Fund, a $500,000 match from the St. Clair Endowments of the Community Foundation of St. Clair County, and $

08/05/2021

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. The Michigan Health Endowment Fund, Blue Cross/Blue Shield Foundation of Michigan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan, and Superior Health

08/05/2021

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developed with support from the Community Foundation for Muskegon County, Greater Muskegon Economic Development, Muskegon Community College

08/03/2021

Shelly Hendrick Kasprzycki Named President and CEO of Fremont Area Community Foundation

07/19/2021

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Action House is using a $50,000 grant from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund to expand its collaboration with Zeeland-based Harvest Stand

07/19/2021

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BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. -- The Berrien Community Foundation is running their annual Backpacks for Good Teacher Supply drive through August 9

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