Working Together For Michigan Consumers To be Healthy

Our Funders

General operating support funders include:

Kresge Foundation

“Creating opportunity for low-income people is a hallmark of our work at The Kresge Foundation,” says President Rip Rapson. “Our programs reflect the inflection points where we think we can actually make a difference in the life trajectories of people who are poor, disadvantaged or underserved in fundamental ways.” The Kresge Foundation is a $3.1 billion private, national foundation headquartered in Metropolitan Detroit, in the suburb community of Troy.

The goals and aspirations of seven narrowly defined programs guide its grantmaking and investing. In 2010, the Board of Trustees approved 481 awards totaling $158 million; $134 million was paid out to grantees over the course of the year.

Nokomis Foundation

“Nokomis Foundation creates a stronger voice for women and girls by beinga stronger voice for women and girls.” Nokomis Foundation combines thought and action to advocate for women and their families. As a funder, we value creativity and experimentation. We invest in innovation and in proven solutions. As a feminist organization, we study emerging issues affecting women and their families and engage with a network of partners, colleagues and communities to share knowledge and extend our impact.

Open Society Foundations

Through their program that focuses on drug addicition, and over-reliance on incarceration, The Open Society Foundations supports our Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and Medicaid expansion efforts.

The Atlantic Philanthropies

The Atlantic Philanthropies are dedicated to bringing about lasting changes in the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable people. Atlantic works to improve the quailty of health care, particular for low-income older adults with multiple chronic conditions in the United States. The foundation also seeks to strengethn government policies and standards to better address the economic and social needs and experiences of older adults, primarily the most disadvantaged and vulnerable. The Atlantic Philanthropies supports our work with the Dually Eligible Population.

The Kellogg Foundation

The Kellogg Foundation is based in Battle Creek, Mich., and works throughout the United States and internationally, as well as with sovereign tribes. Special emphasis is paid to priority places where there are high concentrations of poverty and where children face significant barriers to success. WKKF priority places in the U.S. are in Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico and New Orleans; and internationally, are in Mexico and Haiti. The Kellogg Foundation is supporting our enrollment efforts.