Value and Benefits

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. But don't just take it from us. Hear what our members have to say:


What We Do

  • We advocate.

    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.

  • We counsel.

    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.

  • We provide thought leadership and action opportunities.

    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.

  • We connect.

    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.

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Ready to learn more?

We would be pleased to discuss if CMF membership is right for your organization. To schedule a meeting, contact Bill Corkill at [email protected] or 616.850.2128.