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Policy

CMF Government Relations Goals

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

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Equity

CMF's 2021 Annual Report: Together on the Journey

This new publication illustrates the innovative leadership of our members in the areas of Equity, People, Practice and Policy and how CMF is championing the work of Michigan philanthropy as we continue to live into our Equity at the Center strategic framework.

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Policy

A Case Study of Michigan During Crisis

"A Case Study of Michigan During Crisis" documents the experience of the Office of Foundation Liaison in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic through a compilation of a dozen interviews with state officials and foundation leaders conducted from December 2020 to February 2021.

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Practice

Green and Blue Network Chat & Chew

Join CMF's Green and Blue Network as we continue conversations around leading health and environmental issues in Michigan. We will spend time discussing current issues with the state's environmental leaders. 

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Policy

A First Look at Gov. Whitmer's 2022 Budget

Following an unusual budget cycle, with the COVID-19 pandemic interrupting typical budget deliberations and the need for a rare third revenue estimating conference before the 2021 budget was completed, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has presented her 2022 budget recommendation.

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Equity

An Equity Conversation with GEO & CMF

As longtime advocates for promoting equity and engaging community in philanthropy, Marcus Walton, president and CEO of Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO), and Kyle Caldwell, president and CEO of CMF, will come together to share their reflections and their vision for the future of phila

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