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Michigan Funders

Baiardi Family Foundation

The Baiardi Family Foundation is based in Harbor Springs, Michigan, with offices in Birmingham, Michigan. Established in 1999, the Foundation’s mission is to improve the health, well-being, and vitality of Michigan’s communities. The Foundation also has partnerships with the Petoskey Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation and the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan to serve the specific needs of local communities.

Regions: The Baiardi Family Foundation focuses funding on Michigan, particularly the Detroit Metropolitan area and rural Emmet County.

Issues Supported: Issue areas of focus include health, education, arts and culture, and environmental conservation.

Grant Process and Application: When applying for a grant, the first step is to fill out an Initial Contact Form. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Find out more about the application process by visiting the Foundation’s website.

Grant-Making Per Year: In 2020, the Baiardi Family Foundation provided grants in the amount of $530,106.

Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: The Harbor Hall Foundation is a grantee based in Harbor Springs, Michigan, in rural Emmet County. Harbor Hall provides treatment programs and sober living facilities to individuals struggling with substance use disorder.

Community Foundation of the Upper Peninsula

The Community Foundation of the Upper Peninsula was established in 2003 and is based in Escanaba, Michigan. The Foundation serves the communities of the Upper Peninsula region of Michigan, striving to make this area a better place to live. Affiliates include the Alger Regional Community Foundation; Community Foundation for Delta County; Gogebic/Ontonagon Community Foundation; Les Cheneaux Community Foundation; Paradise Area Community Foundation; Rudyard Area Community Foundation; Schoolcraft Community Foundation; and St. Ignace Area Community Foundation.

Regions: The Foundation’s grantmaking is limited to the Upper Peninsula area, which is largely rural. Rural counties served include Alger, Chippewa, Delta, Gogebic, Mackinac, Ontonagon, and Schoolcraft.

Issues Supported: The Foundation supports projects addressing issues such as community and economic development, education, environment, human services, and public affairs.

Grant Process and Application: Application deadlines may vary depending on the grantmaking program. Find out more information about the grant application process by visiting the Foundation website.

Grant-Making Per Year: In 2018, the Foundation provided grants in the amount of $1.4 million.

Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: The Great Lakes Recovery Center is a grantee located in Ishpeming, Michigan, in rural Marquette County. The Recovery Center offers recovery housing through the Ripple Recovery Residence, which serves women struggling with substance use disorder.

Fremont Area Community Foundation

The Fremont Area Community Foundation is based in Fremont, Michigan, and was established in 1951 by philanthropists determined to support the communities of Newaygo County. Affiliate foundations are located in Lake, Mecosta, and Osceola.

Regions: The Fremont Area Foundation serves rural counties in Michigan, including Newaygo, Lake, Mecosta, Osceola, and Montcalm.

Issues Supported: The Fremont Area Foundation funds community improvement projects across a wide range of issues, including addiction services, child welfare, mental health care, and arts and culture. The Foundation supports strategic initiatives in addressing poverty, supporting education, and facilitating community development.

Grant Process and Application: Grant application deadlines vary depending on the funding program. Visit the Foundation’s website to find out more information about the grant-making process.

Grant-Making Per Year: In 2019, the Fremont Area Community Foundation provided grants in the amount of $8 million.

Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: Randy’s House is a recovery residence grantee located in Greenville, Michigan, in rural Montcalm County. Randy’s House offers personalized recovery plans and recovery housing facilities for men and women.

Michigan Health Endowment Fund

The Michigan Health Endowment Fund was created in 2013 through a ruling that requires the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan to fund $1.56 billion in the form of a health endowment fund to support people living in Michigan. The Health Fund’s mission is to support health and wellness for Michigan residents and has offices in Lansing and Brighton.

Regions:

The Michigan Health Endowment Fund funds projects across Michigan, including both rural and non-rural counties. Examples of rural counties served include Charlevoix, Chippewa, Grand

Traverse, and Isabella.

Issues Supported: The issue area receiving the most grant dollars is health, followed by human services, education, and community and economic development. The Health Fund has identified eight key issue areas that it funds: healthy food access, behavioral health services, foodborne illness prevention, health-related transportation services, health services for foster and adopted children, infant

mortality, health technology support, and wellness and fitness.

Grant Process and Application: Grant applications are completed through an online portal on the Health Fund’s website.

Grant-Making Per Year: In 2019, the Health Fund provided grants in the amount of $56 million.

Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: Great Lakes Recovery Centers is a grantee with several locations across the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, including rural Chippewa County and rural Marquette County. The Recovery Centers offer a variety of services to help individuals struggling with substance abuse, including recovery housing.

Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation

Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation’s mission is to support well-being and quality of life for Emmet County residents. The Foundation was established in December 1991 and is based in Petoskey, Michigan.

Regions: The Foundation serves the communities of rural Emmet County.

Issues Supported: The Foundation funds projects that support arts and culture, environmental causes, healthy aging, health services, parks and recreation, and youth programs.

Grant Process and Application: Grant application cycles occur on an annual basis, with deadlines usually falling in March. Visit the Foundation’s website to find out more information about the grant application process.

Grant-Making Per Year: In FY 2020, the Foundation provided grants in the amount of $3.1 million.

Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: Harbor Hall is a grantee located in Petoskey, Michigan, in rural Emmet County. The Harbor Hall provides transitional living and offers a sober living environment and support groups.

Michigan Opioid Settlement Funds

Total Settlement Funds in Michigan

  • $800 million

Fund Distribution

  • 50% to the state through the Opioid Healing and Recovery Fund
  • 50% to local governments

Timeline

  • Funds from three distributors will be paid over 18 years
  • Funds from Johnson & Johnson will be paid over 9 years
  • Payments expected to begin in the second or third quarter of 2022

Application Process

  • Not established

Spending So Far

  • NA

Key Contacts

•Office of the Attorney General Dana Nessel, 517-335-7622, miag@michigan.gov

Key Links

How About Your County?

To get a quick overview of the resources available in your county, including gaps that may need to be addressed, visit the Recovery Ecosystem Index Map developed through a partnership between the Fletcher Group Rural Center Of Excellence, the NORC Walsh Center at the University of Chicago, and East Tennessee State University.

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