The Community Foundation Energy Initiative was the first public-private partnership between the State of Michigan and community foundations as a way to handle the distribution of Exxon payout.
ConnectMichigan Alliance created a permanent endowment to support and promote volunteerism.
Through the Great Lakes Environmental Collaborative, a group of community foundations created environmental funds to protect the Great Lakes.
Healthy Youth, Healthy Seniors distributed tobacco settlement funds given to the Council of Michigan Foundations, establishing permanent endowments for health-related programs.
The Council of Michigan Foundations (CMF) partnered with the Michigan State Housing Development Authority to enhance homelessness prevention services.
The Michigan Community Foundations’ Youth Project was launched as a challenge grant program between the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and CMF to increase community foundation capacity and engage youth grantmakers.
Volunteer Centers of Michigan strengthens existing volunteer centers, provides leadership in developing new centers, and promotes volunteerism statewide.