Who We Are

We are a community of philanthropists committed to improving outcomes for Michigan and beyond.


To achieve vibrant communities with great opportunity for all. 


To grow the impact of Michigan philanthropy.

What We Do

The first stop for Michigan philanthropists, CMF connects members to what they need to grow their impact.

How We Do It

  • 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 members with the resources that help them be more effective in their roles.

  • We provide thought leadership.

    We continuously monitor trends and activities in the sector, identifying issues of interest to members, working collaboratively to deeply understand those issues, and then mobilizing with members 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 members the resources, support, and assistance they need regardless of geographic scope or issue area.


  • Leadership
  • Collaboration
  • Inclusion
  • Integrity
  • Knowledge
  • Effectiveness
  • Continual Improvement
  • Importance of People
View our most recent audit.
View Impact Connected: Amplifying Michigan Philanthropy in Action.


PartnersMI PhilanthropyContact CMF

Strategic Planning