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Supporting Nonprofit Partners

CMF cultivates cross-sector partnerships with leaders in business, education, policymaking, as well as partners in the charitable sector to ensure we effectively help advance a more equitable Michigan for all. We closely partner with the Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA), Michigan Association of United Ways (MAUW) and Michigan Community Service Commission (MCSC) to ensure we as a charitable sector all work in collaboration with communities to advance solutions. 

Through our partnerships we provide programming opportunities and share information between nonprofits, philanthropy and policymakers.

Founded in 1990, Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) is a 501c(3) charitable organization dedicated to nonprofits and the communities they serve by promoting anti-racism and social justice. MNA is a statewide membership organization that achieves its mission through advocacy, training, technology services and civic engagement.

Connect with MNA

The Michigan Association of United Ways (MAUW) serves over 35 local United Ways who represent the largest network of non-governmental service providers and service funders in Michigan, collectively raising and distributing over $90 million dollars annually to support local health and human service organizations.

Connect with MAUW

The Michigan Community Service Commission (MCSC) utilizes service as a strategy to address the state's most pressing issues and empowers volunteers to strengthen communities. The MCSC uses Michigan's AmeriCorps, Mentor Michigan, Volunteer Michigan, and the Governor's Service Awards to achieve just that. The Commission consists of 25 members appointed by the Governor.

Connect with MCSC


CMF leads, strengthens and supports Michigan's community of philanthropy. As a leadership organization driven by our values and the power of people, we invite our nonprofit partners to browse our curated resource list. For customized nonprofit support or assistance please connect with our partners at MNA.


Identifying Grant Opportunities and Due Diligence

  • Foundation Directory Online: Offers a comprehensive database of foundations. 
  • Free website for federal agencies to post discretionary funding opportunities and for nonprofits to navigate listings and apply for grants.  
  • ProPublica Nonprofit Explorer: Free database of IRS 990 and 990-PF tax filing documents for U.S. nonprofits and foundations. 
  • Candid: Searchable database of nonprofit organizations and IRS 990 forms.  
  • IRS Tax Exempt Organization Search:  For donors and foundations interested in accessing the most up-to-date charitable status of a nonprofit organization, searchable by organization name or Employer Identification Number (EIN).


Educational Programming and Resources for Nonprofits