Value and Benefits
“What can you do for us?” It’s a question any discerning person would ask on behalf of its organization—and it’s a question we welcome.
Philanthropies throughout Michigan and beyond join the Council of Michigan Foundations because our insights of the philanthropic community are both comprehensive and current. So are our connections to the people and resources that will help you accomplish your mission.
From helping you build internal capacity to tackling critical issues, we have the experience, presence, and expertise to educate, advocate for, and mobilize the philanthropic community. We work every day to build on these strengths to be the most relevant first stop your philanthropic needs.
Leveraging the collective voice of our membership, we work closely with legislators, educating them as we advocate for the interests of the Michigan philanthropic community and for our sector.
Through learning programs, toolkits, one-on-one assistance, and other services, we equip you with the resources that help you be more effective in your roles.
CMF Provides Thought Leadership
We continuously monitor trends and activities in the sector, identifying issues of interest to you, working collaboratively to deeply understand those issues, and then mobilizing alongside of you to address them.
Partnering is at the root of all we do. We leverage our extensive statewide, national, and global relationships with grantmakers, thought leaders, think tanks, and government officials to get you the resources, support, and assistance you need regardless of geographic scope or issue area.
To discuss membership or to schedule a meeting, contact us at 616-842-7080.