The Michigan Municipal League Foundation will help create and maintain vibrant communities in Michigan by funding placemaking projects and through education to community leaders and advocates. We recognize that communities are economic drivers, so the Foundation plays a key role in connecting communities to opportunities to help them grow and thrive.

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Exciting News – Donate Now!
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I have exciting news to announce this morning! The foundation is sponsoring the main luncheon at the League’s Capital Conference on Wednesday, March 23. During that lunch we will be talking about some of the work of the foundation and the League, and we’ll hear from Melodee Colbert-Kean, President of the National League of Cities and a councilmember from Joplin, … Read More

Hitting the Ground Running in 2016
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There are so many things to love about creating and maintaining great communities. And there’s so much work to do! It’s one of the things I love the most about this job – getting to visit different places and see the great projects happening. Last week I was in Traverse City to see the final design recommendations for the League’s … Read More

We’re Knight Cities Challenge Finalists! (+Happy New Year)
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We’re in the second week of the new year, and things are already moving at a blistering pace. I’ve been working on grant proposals and plan to spend January in cities all across Michigan – Traverse City, Saginaw, Kalamazoo, Ann Arbor and Benton Harbor. There are so many great things happening in our communities, and I’m thrilled to get to … Read More

Be the Change You Wish to See
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We are inexplicably halfway through the month of December. We’re ensconced in the holiday busyness of parties, shopping and trying to wrap up everything before the holidays actually arrive. The end of the year also brings us to reflect on 2015 and to make resolutions for 2016. The year 2015 marked a new time for Michigan Municipal League Foundation. I … Read More

‘Tis the Season for Communities
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Let’s be honest – I think every season is the season for communities. It’s an occupational hazard. As we plunge headfirst into the holiday season it’s a time to reflect on those things that we love and the things that are important to us. For different reasons, both tangible and intangible, we love where we live. We love our walkable … Read More

Getting Into the Spirit of #GivingTuesday
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In the spirit of the season and #GivingTuesday, here is a guest blog written by my inimitable colleague Heather Van Poucker, Director of Information and Policy Research for the League. Heather is spearheading the League’s holiday service project: What’s your favorite part of the holiday season?  Time with family?  The parties, the food, the gifts, the music & decorations?  I … Read More