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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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Women Give 2021

This report examines how households make charitable decisions. The report analyzes the first new data on this topic in 15 years, and finds that household giving dynamics are changing, with fewer couples making decisions jointly.

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The 2020 Giving Landscape

The sector has evolved in the wake of COVID-19, racial injustice, partisan tension, and economic challenges. How have the events of 2020 altered the pace, method, and effectiveness of donor response?

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Sustainable Payout for Foundations, 2016 Update Study

The Council of Michigan Foundations (CMF) retained Cambridge Associates in 2000 to evaluate the private foundation payout rate required by the federal government based on the real returns of a group of 48 Michigan private foundations over a 25-year period, 1973 through 1997, given the market vola

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