This research project finds that regional alliances take multiple forms and, despite inherent challenges and potential pitfalls, are a valuable vehicle for community foundations seeking to minimize operating costs and enhance service quality.
This report presents findings from the most recent report on the Foundation Expenses and Compensation Project and documents how differences in type, size, and operating activities of foundations affect their finances and charitable administrative expenses.
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.