Earning Trust
Embracing Collaboration
Leveraging Knowledge
Pursuing Equity
Prioritizing Community

Established in 1963

Dedicated to the Quality of Life through Permanent Endowment

More than 50 years ago, residents established the foundation as a permanent source of community capital in Washtenaw County. Think of us as a savings account for the community, with proceeds from our endowed funds distributed as grants for local nonprofits and scholarships.

Youth Grantmaking

Join the Youth Council

Youth Council members gain a deep understanding of our community's needs and issues related to youth, our local nonprofit sector, and how philanthropy and volunteering can make a meaningful difference in strengthening our community.

Areas of Impact

Making Meaningful Change

We help you make a meaningful impact in the areas you are passionate about. Whether your philanthropic goals are centered around a specific community, such as Ypsilanti or Dexter, or you want to address a certain need throughout our county, such as aging justice or racial equity, we are here to be your partner in making that impact happen in our community.

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