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In this edition: A Call for Civil Discourse, Mental Health Support: Critical in Time of Trauma, Isolation and Stress, OFL Policy Spotlight


In this edition: Catalyzing Collaboration to Ensure Nonprofits Have Equitable Access to Capital, Senior Care Providers: Intergenerational Support is Crucial for the Health and Well-Being of All, ICANN Board Halts Deal to Sell .ORG Domain to Private Equity Firm, New MI Data Shows Decrease in Child Poverty


In light of the current worldwide health and economic crisis, which presents us with both challenges and opportunities to explore new ways to maximize and deploy finite resources, it is helpful to revisit one of the impact investing myths that we originally explored: that one has to sacrifice financial returns.


In this edition: Bridging the Digital Divide in Education for Detroit Students, CMF Member Appointed to Serve on the Michigan Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities, Arts and Culture Sector: COVID-19 Challenges and Reimaging Community Engagement in a Digital World, Community Foundation of St. Clair County’s New Equity & Inclusion Committee to Focus on Supporting Small Businesses, New Economy Initiative Champions Small Businesses Through COVID-19 and Beyond


In this edition: The Role of Seeing and Observing in the COVID-19 Crisis, Independent Redistricting Commission Applications Continue Virtually in Pandemic, Census 2020: Field Operations Further Delayed, CMF Members Combat Misinformation Through Social Media Influencers, COVID-19 Leadership Snapshot: Corporate Philanthropy’s Response, Fund Launches to Support Families and Workers in Long-Term Economic Recovery


The COVID-19 pandemic is already a vivid example of why we need to maximize our philanthropy dollars, and we don’t even yet know the full effects it will have in Michigan and around the world.


In this edition: State Task Force to Focus on COVID-19 Racial Disparities, Michigan Launches New Food Assistance Program, Crisis Response: The Power of Partnerships, Legal Support Connected to COVID-19, Michigan Women Forward Launches COVID-19 Entrepreneur Assistance Project, The Skillman Foundation Provides Personal Protection Equipment for Detroit Nonprofit Workers.


Impact investing, such as low-interest and patient capital loans, can get even more capital to individuals and businesses in need to help them bridge this crisis.


In this edition: Message to Our Community of Philanthropy, Michiganders in Need: Michigan 2-1-1 Inundated with COVID-19 Calls, Census 2020: Shifts in Strategy, Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Kalamazoo Launches Virtual Healing Project in Response to COVID-19, ACCESS Provides Free Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing.


In this edition: Remembering Marlowe Stoudamir, Census 2020: COVID-19 Presents New Challenge, The Strain on Small Businesses: How MI Philanthropy is Responding, Canton Community Foundation Supports Seniors Experiencing Isolation, Grand Rapids Community Foundation Partners with Hispanic Center of Western Michigan to Ensure All Community Members Receive Information and Resources


Read news for Michigan philanthropy for the week of March 23, 2020.


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