The Foundation is building a coalition of business, government, and philanthropic leaders to support its efforts. Our co-chairs are working to build funding support for these education initiatives in Michigan and across the country.

The Foundation also has built partnerships with Excellent Schools Detroit, Teach for America, Michigan Future Schools, Harvard Graduate School of Education and United Way of Southeast Michigan to support its education initiatives. Supporters include foundations, corporations, and individuals.

Improving education for every student in Michigan requires start up funding beyond what the state can provide. For this reason, MEEF engages in private fundraising to support initiatives that will change the way Michigan approaches education at all levels.

MEEF supports initiatives that bring pre-k education to some of the poorest neighborhoods in Michigan and a new approach to learning for public schools and districts at the bottom of the state’s performance metrics. For Detroit graduates, MEEF supports a scholarship fund that fills the gaps so that students can have two years of tuition free education at one of five post-secondary schools in Michigan.

Fundraising is a team effort involving representatives from businesses, foundations, nonprofits, and government. You can join and support our important mission. Please contact us or submit your pledge today.

Join leaders from across the nation including:

  • AEP
  • Art Van Furniture
  • Bank of America
  • Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Bob Thompson
  • The Broad Foundation
  • Carnegie Corporation
  • Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
  • Dakkota
  • Daniel & Pamella DeVos Foundation
  • Detroit Manufacturing Systems
  • Diez Group
  • Douglas & Maria DeVos Foundation
  • DTE Energy Foundation
  • Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation
  • The Eugene Applebaum Family Foundation
  • Federal Mogul
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Ford Motor Company Fund
  • Gates Next Generation Grant
  • General Motors Foundation
  • ITC
  • W. K. Kellogg Foundation
  • Kresge Foundation
  • Lear Corporation
  • McGregor Fund
  • Meijer, Inc.
  • Mike and Sue Jandernoa
  • PNC
  • PVS Chemicals
  • Quicken Loans
  • RDV
  • Richard and Jane Manoogian Foundation
  • The Robertson Foundation
  • Roger Penske
  • The Skillman Foundation
  • Steve & Cindy Van Andel Foundation
  • Yazaki

Together, we can assure that each student in Michigan has a quality education.

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