The foundation exists in perpetuity to enhance the quality of life of the citizens in southeast Michigan. The foundation promotes and facilitates community philanthropy in the seven counties of Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, Washtenaw, Livingston and St. Clair, and also help donors invest in organizations they care about nationwide. They are building permanent community capital in the form of endowments that create a base of stable financial support for the region. The foundation does this by: 1) making strategic investments in programs and organizations that benefit the region equipping organizations and the public with knowledge and information that will lead to positive change; 2) building endowment – community capital – to meet the region’s needs today and tomorrow; and 3) providing expert assistance to donors and their advisers in their charitable planning .
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