Partnership Initiatives

Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy

Arizona-Indiana-Michigan (AIM)

This grant is a 4 year grant funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The AIM Alliance is a strategic collegial collaboration that grew organically through the vision and commitment of three academic centers leadership teams (Arizona State University, Indiana University, and Grand Valley State University) focused on addressing the needs of an evolving nonprofit sector and sustaining capacity. The initiatives of the AIM grant are to continue this collaboration and utilize each center's strengths to increase capacity and diversity of the nonprofit sector.

Johnson Center Community Engagement Fund (JCCEF)

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation serves as the funding sources for the 5 year Johnson Center Community Engagement Fund (JCCEF). Dr. Joel Orosz is the principal investigator for this endeavor. This grant partners with the community across population groups of women, youth, and communities of color. The initiatives of the grant focus on the giving of time, money, and know-how through the development and testing of philanthropic and nonprofit engagement approaches and methods.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Two related grants were received from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to develop a new journal for the field of philanthropy. The first grant was awarded to investigate the feasibility and develop a pro forma business plan for the new journal. The second grant will partially support the start-up costs to develop The Foundation Review, a peer reviewed journal devoted to good grantmaking practices.

School of Public, Nonprofit & Health Administration

MIHELP (Michigan Higher Education Land Policy Consortium)

The objective of this project is to serve as a strategic approach to link with 10 programmatic areas that emerged from the State of Michigan's Land Use Leadership Bipartisan Council. Professor Richard Jelier is the Principal Investor of this project.

School of Social Work

Master's of Social Work Child Welfare Stipends

The Department of Human Services funds the Master's of Social Work Child Welfare Stipends grant. The focus of this initiative is to improve skills of current and future child welfare workers. It provides 90% tuition reimbursement to awarded Master's level students.