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Johnson Center Philanthropy Archives Collections and Reference Resources
The collection guides (also known as finding aids) listed below describe primary source and unique materials - including organizational records, speeches and field notes - held by the Johnson Center Philanthropy Archives. Also listed are collection guides describing secondary source reference materials - including community foundation annual reports and youth philanthropy program materials. The collection guides are used to find, understand, and locate archival resources. Materials are added on a continuing basis.
Council of Michigan Foundation Records:
Records of the nation's largest regional association of grantmakers, created in 1972, serving more than 350 organizational members - family foundations, corporate foundations and giving programs, independent and community foundations, and public charities of all sizes. Current holdings include Learning to Give program materials, Michigan Philanthropy Oral History Project recordings, publications and conference recordings.
Audio and Video Recordings, 1983-1999
Audio and video recordings of annual conferences, seminars, workshops, Grantmaker/Grantseeker conferences, interviews, National Youth Philanthropy Conference, and a member meeting.
Seminar and workshop publications, 1986-1998 and publications on topics such as family foundations, fundraising, corporate giving, volunteerism, and more.
Learning to Give Program Records, 1995-2006
Records of the first K-12 curriculum project of its kind in the nation. LTG was launched in 1997 by the Council of Michigan Foundations (CMF) as a project to infuse academic content about philanthropy and service-learning into the curriculum.
The Delta Strategy Records, 1996-2008
Records of a community organization with a mission to build the capacity of the Grand Rapids community to solve problems through The Delta Strategy community improvement process. Includes a link to the publication, "Tools for Community Action, A Resource Kit from The Delta Strategy."
Direction Center Records, 1990-1999
Records of a management resource organization that served West Michigan nonprofit organizations.
Johnson Center Video Interviews This series of videoptaped interviews was conducted by an oral history expert and is biographcially focused on individual philanthropic leaders.
Russell G. Mawby Papers, 1954-2008
Papers of the Chairman and CEO Emeritus of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, a central leader in the statewide and national philanthropic fields during a pivotal period of time in their history, beginning with the run-up to the Tax Reform Act of 1969 to the present day. Speeches and field notes are available online in the Digital Collection.
Michigan Community Foundation Annual Reports
Developing reference resource of annual reports and publications from community foundations in Michigan. Highlighted are materials from the Grand Rapids Community Foundation, which was established in 1922 as Michigan's first community foundation, and the Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan's 25th anniversary.
Michigan Philanthropy Oral History Project (MPOHP), 2006-
Audio and video interviews documenting the history of philanthropy in Michigan. MPOHP was initiated in 2006 as an innovative partnership between the Council of Michigan Foundations, StoryCorps, Michigan Radio, and the Johnson Center at GVSU to create an oral history of Michigan philanthropy. Series one consists of audiotaped interviews and conversations between philanthropic leaders who have enhanced Michigan's nonprofit sector. Series two consists of videotaped biographical interviews with philanthropists and philanthropic professionals documenting the history of philanthropy in Michigan.
National Youth Philanthropy Reference Resource1991-present
Reference material and books from national programs on youth philanthropy.
Philanthropy Timeline Publication
Publication includes a timeline of the history of philanthropy from 2300 BC to 1999 AD. Designed for grantmakers that fund programs for children, youth, and families, prepared by the Lily Endowment Inc.
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