The Council of Michigan Foundations (CMF), incorporated in 1975, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership association comprised of more than 350 foundations and corporations making grants for charitable purposes. Their mission to strengthen, promote and increase philanthropy in Michigan is accomplished through their primary focus of assisting Michigan grantmakers in their work.
With the support of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, The Johnson Center was established at Grand Valley State University in 1992 as an academic center on philanthropy and nonprofit leadership. Through research, education and application of knowledge, The Johnson Center is focused on enhancing the impact of nonprofit organizations and foundations in order to improve communities and create social change at local, regional, national and international levels.
Dow is a leader in science and technology, providing innovative chemical, plastic and agricultural products and services to many essential consumer markets. The Dow Chemical Company is headquartered in Midland, Mich.
Since 1996, the Little Forks Conservancy has partnered with private landowners in or near the Tittabawassee River Watershed to protect and preserve the unique natural features of this region.
The Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) was formed in 1990 with a mission to “increase the capacity of Michigan’s nonprofits to serve, strengthen and transform communities”. With over 1,100 members and offices in Lansing and Detroit, MNA serves as the collective voice for nonprofits in Michigan. MNA offers a wide array of products, services and networking opportunities intended to increase the effectiveness of the sector. Many of MNA’s resources are free including Staying Legal, and Principles & Practices.
The Staying Legal website was developed by the Michigan Nonprofit Association with support of the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation to help new and already-established charitable organizations comply with federal and state laws and regulations. The information provided enables non-profit organizations to locate and understand charity guidelines as well as take advantage of benefits provided by federal and state laws.
Principles & Practices for Nonprofit Excellence in Michigan serves as an educational resource to improve the efficiency, transparency and accountability of Michigan charitable organizations.
The two "campuses" – Midland Center for the Arts and the Midland County Historical Society’s Heritage Park – are within easy access of US-10 and M-20. Performances, exhibits, films, lectures, a permanent hands-on science museum and a permanent collection of Midland artifacts are all included in the activities of MCFTA. Meanwhile, the main campus shares a parking lot with the Dow Gardens, another great regional experience.
Serving Michigan with hospitals in Midland, Alma, Clare and Gladwin, plus urgent care centers, visiting nurses, nursing homes, physician practices and specialty health services.
The Saginaw Bay Watershed Initiative Network (WIN) was created to enhance the quality of life in the Saginaw Bay Watershed by creating regional networks of on-the-ground projects that demonstrate sustainability. These projects link economic, environmental and community goals.