The CMF Board of Trustees and staff, together with the Annual Conference Host Committee and Program Committee, aspire to make the 2022 Annual Conference one of the most significant milestones of our community since the Conference of Michigan Foundations was first hosted in 1972.
Michigan’s 2019 infant mortality rate of 6.4 infant deaths per 1,000 live births was the lowest in recorded history, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). Between 2009 and 2019, the infant mortality rate in Michigan declined by nearly 15% and the gap between Black and White infant mortality reduced from a disparity ratio of 3.2 in 2018 to 2.6 in 2019. The state health department’s Mother Infant Health & Equity Improvement Plan and the administration’s Healthy Moms, Health Babies initiative have worked to improve prenatal and postpartum care for expectant mothers. Join your peers to learn how MDHHS programs are working to make a difference and to understand what role philanthropy might play to build on recent successes in improving the lives of mothers, infants and families in Michigan.
Organizations are shifting their operations—embracing remote work environments, using virtual communication, and building culture and connection from afar. Many family philanthropies are facing challenges and transitions as the way we work continues to evolve. Join us for a conversation on how to address organizational change, rebuild culture, and integrate practices that best serve the organization as a whole.
Join your CMF peers for a special in-person immersive experience focused on collaboration to enhance environmental and economic outcomes in Northern Michigan with the Green and Blue Network! Together we will visit the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy’s new headquarters and educational center and learn about their innovative strategy to conserve land and protect local watersheds. Then we will take in the beautiful fall colors and float (or walk) down the Boardman River, learning about the projects along the way.
The state has released its first-ever Statewide Housing Plan to address the many challenges and acute disparities in accessing safe and affordable housing in Michigan. Join CMF’s Government Relations and Public Policy team, the Governor's Office of Foundation Liaison and your peers in a conversation with the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) on how recent investments are working to address housing needs.
The Kalamazoo Community Foundation received a $20,000 grant from the Consumers Energy Foundation to advance diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts in Kalamazoo County.
The first payments from the $26 billion nationwide Opioid Settlement are set to begin this week, with Michigan receiving nearly $800 million. We’re sharing highlights from a recent briefing hosted by the Governor’s Office of Foundation Liaison with Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services on the state’s plan to distribute settlement funding and how philanthropy can be a partner to ensure the equitable distribution of funding.
The White House held the United We Stand Summit which included several bipartisan speakers and launched several initiatives, supported by several CMF members. The initiatives call for the support of the philanthropic sector to help prevent and respond to hate-fueled violence across the nation.
A champion for community and philanthropy, Sandy Katt joined CMF as the organization’s second official employee in 1975. Her service spanned 26 years before dedicating her time to work within the community of Grand Haven. We are honoring the life of Sandy as a former and beloved CMF staffer.
Hear from Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and the Department of Attorney General about the state’s plan to distribute millions from the global opioid settlement to local communities.
Since 2016, the Consumers Energy Foundation has supported small businesses in Northwest Michigan through Venture North Funding & Development, a community financial development institution and CMF member.
The Manistee County Community Foundation has partnered with the state to leverage nearly $1.4 million to support the development of a multi-use trail network to connect communities throughout Manistee County.
The Michigan League for Public Policy has released a new report on Opportunity Zones in Michigan and offered policy recommendations to improve the program’s administration.
Michigan will receive nearly $800 million from a nationwide settlement from opioid distributors to invest in opioid treatment and prevention. We’re also sharing how two CMF members are supporting overdose prevention work in their communities.
As roughly 43 million borrowers await potential student loan forgiveness through the White House’s recent announcement, we are taking a look at how Michigan philanthropy continues to lead in seeding and supporting innovative solutions to address the student debt crisis.
The Statewide Housing Partnership within the Michigan State Housing Development Authority was announced and will work to develop a strategy to implement Michigan’s Statewide Housing Plan and ensure access to affordable housing for every Michigander.
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