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.
The Council of Michigan Foundations was one of the first regional associations of grantmakers to lobby for community foundations in Washington D.C.
The Council of Michigan Foundations developed a formal and operational community foundation definition to help regulate who received a tax credit.
The Michigan Community Foundation Tax Credit provided a tax credit for individuals and businesses after donation to a community foundation.
The Michigan Nonprofit Caucus is a bipartisan, bicameral space where lawmakers work on legislative and regulatory issues affecting the nonprofit sector.
The Michigan Nonprofit Council for Charitable Trusts provides expertise on specifics related to philanthropy and guidance about nonprofits to the Attorney General.
Michigan's Office of Foundation Liaison (OFL), the first cabinet level position in the nation, connects a nonprofit liaison with government leaders.
The Youth on Board Legislation Act permitted youth ages 16-17 to serve on a nonprofit board with a vote.