In this edition: Bridging the Digital Divide in Education for Detroit Students, CMF Member Appointed to Serve on the Michigan Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities, Arts and Culture Sector: COVID-19 Challenges and Reimaging Community Engagement in a Digital World, Community Foundation of St. Clair County’s New Equity & Inclusion Committee to Focus on Supporting Small Businesses, New Economy Initiative Champions Small Businesses Through COVID-19 and Beyond
Amid a polarizing political climate, this report aims to provide a deeper understanding of what’s happening in our rural and urban areas, particularly how issues and topics affect the perspectives of Michiganders when it comes to immigration, housing, education, health care and more.
In this reprint from the Foundation Review, a peer-reviewed journal of philanthropy published by the Johnson Center at Grand Valley State University, the authors examine how Community foundations have a long history of supporting college access, particularly through the management of scholarship programs. This article examines the role of community foundations in the creation and establishment of local college access networks (LCAN) across the state of Michigan.
In a white paper published by the Michigan Economic Center at Prima Civitas, Foundation Director John Austin defines Michigan’s “Blue Economy” and estimates the economic impact of water-based economic activity at nearly one million jobs and $60 billion annually.