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Choosing a Corporate Philanthropy Approach

This resource provides an overview of important topics and distinctions among the three primary forms of corporate philanthropy: corporate giving programs, corporate foundations, and corporate donor-advised funds (DAFs).

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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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Data-Informed Dialogue: Examining Private Foundation Payout Rates

CMF partnered with the research team at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy and Plante Moran Financial Advisors to update, deepen and expand critical research around the relationship between the mandated 5% payout rate and actual distribution rates of private foundations. 

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2020 Donor Advised Funds Report

This report examines 2015 through 2019 fiscal year data from 989 charities. For the tenth consecutive year, there was growth in donor-advised funds (DAFs) in every key metric.

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