Aligning Resources

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Released: 01/2006

Community foundations in Michigan have successfully partnered with state government to strengthen communities, engage citizens and build a better future. This report identifies several projects during the 20-year period of 1986 - 2006 which show how community foundations have made a difference in Michigan communities.

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Resource Type: CMF Publication



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Released: 06/2009

In 2009, CMF hosted a conference call that showcased two successful examples of communication strategies used by our member organizations and provided a facilitated space for everyone to share their ideas and ask questions.

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Released: 12/2015

The Case Foundation identified five principles that go hand-in-hand with their definition of being fearless. Along with case studies and lessons learned, they form a powerful way of thinking about effective philanthropy and change-making—one that they think will be important in meeting the challenges that confront us.

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Resource Type: Report
Audience: All Members



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Released: 02/2015

Representatives of nonprofit organizations awarded grants through Kresge’s Climate Resilience and Urban Opportunity Initiative, and other foundation partners, gathered to discuss ways to strengthen climate-resilience in low-income communities. This conversation was part of a two-day convening. Rip Rapson, Kresge's president and CEO, spoke with Marian Urquilla as part of the convening.

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Audience: All Members



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Released: 01/2015

Sanitation is one of the most critical issues that developing countries face. In this SSIR article, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation shares its findings and that in order to be effective, the work of philanthropy should not just be innovative but also cumulative.

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Resource Type: Best Practice
Audience: All Members



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Released: 10/2014

On September 5, 2014, The Center hosted Barbara Bush, CEO and co-founder of Global Health Corps, for a conversation on global health and philanthropy. Global Health Corps is an organization that mobilizes a global community of young leaders to build the movement for health equity by placing hundreds of young leaders from sixteen countries to work with non-profit and government health organizations like Partners In Health and the Clinton Health Access Initiative in Uganda, Rwanda, Zambia, and the United States.

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Released: 09/2012

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 focuses on a particular approach to large-scale, community-based educational change – Local College Access Networks in the state of Michigan – to answer two key questions: What factors serve to shape the social change agenda? How can community foundations serve to promote and advance the agenda?

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Resource Type: Report
Funding Area: Education



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Released: 01/2012

Supporting organized charitable giving and leveraging resources within communities of color on their own behalf is essential for driving social change, a report commissioned by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation argues. Cultures of Giving: Energizing and Expanding Philanthropy by and for Communities of Color notes that identity-based funds (which pool contributions from donors and redistribute those funds through grants to individuals or organizations working for social change in that community) raise and disburse nearly $400 million a year.

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Resource Type: Member PublicationReport
Audience: All Members