Foundation-Government Liaison Offices: Why and How of Michigan Governor's Office of Foundation Liaison
This document aims to share learnings about the key considerations in starting and operating a liaison office successfully. This document is based on the multi-year evaluation of the OFL, along with interviews with its founders and of leaders of similar offices in other states and regions.
This new publication honors the innovative leadership of CMF members, and the many unique ways philanthropy peers are working together and with their communities to make Michigan a place where all can thrive.
The nation’s first comprehensive racial equity blueprint for federal agencies, For Love of Country: A Path for the Federal Government to Advance Racial Equity provides resources, tools, and a plan for federal agency leaders to implement President Biden’s historic executive order on advancing raci
As a vehicle for strengthening society, philanthropy plays a key role in shaping policy at the local, state and federal levels. Advocacy is one of philanthropy’s most impactful tools for effecting change, allowing organizations to elevate the voices of the commu
After a decade-long absence, Congress reinstituted Congressionally Directed Spending (often referred to as earmarks) in early 2021. Earmarks are included in federal funding bills and provide funding to specific nonprofits and government entities. Watch our on-demand recording to learn more.
The purpose of the Government Relations Public Policy Committee of the Council of Michigan Foundations is to seek support for legislative and regulatory changes at both the state and national levels that will help to strengthen, promote and increase foundation and corporate philanthropy. This do
The state has released its first-ever Statewide Housing Plan (SHP) to address the many challenges and acute disparities in accessing safe and affordable housing in Michigan.
With the influx of federal resources and state surplus, there is a tremendous opportunity for Michigan philanthropy to strengthen partnerships with government and community members to shape the allocation of public dollars.
Join CMF and Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement (PACE) for a conversation on the unique and powerful role of philanthropy in strengthening democracy and civic life in the communities we serve.
Learn more about the Midwest Climate Energy Funders Group Network and how funders from across the region are collaborating to impact one of today's most pressing issues: climate change.