2023 Annual Report


Financials & Member Engagement

Member Organizations by Type

We are a community of philanthropy ─ united, diverse and working together for a better, more equitable Michigan.

Total: 269 Member Organizations in our CMF Community as of December 31, 2023


Family Foundations (32%)


Community Foundations (22%)


Independent Foundations (14%)


Corporate Foundations & Giving Programs (10%)

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Public Charities & Community College Foundations (9%)


Professional Advisors (5%)


Community Foundation Hosted Donor Advised Funds (4%)


Out of State Associates (4%)

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Your leadership and engagement strengthen our CMF community and the efforts we collectively lead to support Michigan communities. Thank you for your service across our network and state!

Our membership remains strong because of you – with member retention at 92% in 2023.


CMF members engaged in peer communities and committees.


CMF members engaged through CMF’s Statewide Equity Fund and CMF/DNR Spark Grants Program Partnership encouraging inclusive models of community engagement among historically underserved and underresourced residents to ensure they are included in the decision making within their communities.


CMF members engaged in CMF-supported collaboratives, including the Great Lakes Funders Collaboration and Southeast Michigan Early Childhood Funders Collaborative.

Events & Resources


CMF members engaged in 44 peer community events, connecting by roles, issue areas and shared identities


Philanthropy staff, trustees, nonprofit and sector partners attended our 2023 Annual Conference across 2.5 days. Fostering Communities of Belonging featured 175 thought leaders from Michigan and across the country. Our main stage event speakers included a panel of Detroit leaders, Governor Gretchen Whitmer, john a. powell, Eric Liu and a dynamic panel of Michigan philanthropy leaders from across our membership.


CMF members engaged in 10 events, briefings and the 20th anniversary event hosted by the Governor’s Office of Foundation Liaison


Attendees participated across six virtual programs in CMF’s 2023 Equity Signature Series

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Attendees engaged across four youth philanthropy events hosted in partnership with the Michigan Community Foundations Youth Project (MCFYP) Committee, CMF’s Mawby Intern and Learning to Give


CMF member organizations received support through our Ask CMF 1:1 technical service


CMF members engaged with policymakers through Foundations in Lansing and Foundations on the Hill


Ask CMF-developed resources were created for members, informed by member questions, on topics such as legal and governance best practices

Nearly 400 CMF members, nonprofit leaders and sector partners from 200 organizations gathered during our 50th anniversary regional celebrations in Midland, Kalamazoo, Gaylord, Marquette and Detroit and Detroit to celebrate our storied history and look to the future together, grounded in our collective equity journey.

We are grateful for our Annual Conference sponsors and exhibitors and our 50th Anniversary Regional Celebration sponsors for making these events impactful and highly-engaging experiences for our CMF community!

Annual Conference Sponsors

50th Anniversary Regional Celebration Sponsors

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William S. White Fund for Innovations in Community Philanthropy

CMF's Financials

As a CMF member, you are part of a vibrant and highly connected network of Michigan philanthropy staff and trustees who come together to share best practices, collaborate, learn from your peers and national experts in the field, and access the latest data to inform your work. CMF is here to serve as your guide and champion. Your investment in CMF helps to ensure we’re leading on the issues you care about most, strengthening our sector and providing the critical, customized supports that meet your unique needs. We are deeply grateful for your continued trust in and support of CMF, and we are proud to serve as diligent stewards of your financial investment.

Revenue Breakdown

CMF’s endowment portfolio has an asset value of slightly more than $31 million as of December 31, 2023. View our most recent audit. 

Questions? Connect with Randy VanAntwerp, CFOO at CMF.

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Special Initiatives



Membership Dues



Leadership Fund


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Expense Breakdown

View our most recent audit.

Questions? Connect with Randy VanAntwerp, CFOO at CMF.

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Leadership Fund

Thank you to the following CMF members for their generous contributions to our Leadership Fund, which directly supports CMF in implementing our Equity at the Center strategic framework. Through these efforts, CMF can continue to live into our mission of leading, strengthening and supporting Michigan philanthropy, with equity at the center.

Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation

Center for Arab American Philanthropy

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Charlevoix County Community Foundation

Community Foundation of Marquette County

Grand Rapids Community Foundation

Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation

Kate Pew Wolters Foundation

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation

Saginaw Community Foundation

The Jewish Fund

The Kresge Foundation

The Skillman Foundation

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

New CMF Headquarters!

While maintaining a statewide presence with virtual and in-person convenings and member engagement, along with a staff presence in Grand Rapids and Lansing, CMF’s new headquarters is situated in the New Center area of Detroit, along the northern Woodward Corridor on East Grand Boulevard! Thanks to the support of several CMF members, CMF is creating a space that will be a resource to our membership. It is intentionally designed to honor Detroit while embracing our statewide presence and best practices in eco-conscious workspaces, accessibility and inclusiveness. Renovations will be completed this summer.

Please note our new address:
3101 East Grand Blvd., Suite 300
Detroit, MI 48202

Thank you to the generous supporters of CMF’s new Detroit headquarters!