Pontiac Funders Collaborative

Housing Report

Read about capital solutions to support affordable housing access in Pontiac.
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Our funding areas align with areas of greatest need for Pontiac’s nonprofits and represent the overlapping interests of this group of funders.

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Impact Report

Read how the Pontiac Funders Collaborative has supported community-driven change in the 2020-2022 Impact Report.

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Impact Report

Pontiac, a city of approximately 60,000 residents, is home to a significant network of leaders, nonprofits, business owners and residents who have long been working to enact positive social and economic change.

Building on its rich history as a manufacturing center, its vibrant historic downtown and residential neighborhoods, and the presence of major employers and nearby educational institutions, Pontiac is poised to strengthen its legacy as a great place to live and as a vital city to Southeast Michigan’s culture and economy.

The Pontiac Funders Collaborative was launched at the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan by a group of local and regional funders. Learn more about the Collaborative here.

Funders for the Pontiac Funders Collaborative:

  • Ballmer Group

  • Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

  • Flagstar Bank Foundation

  • General Motors

  • New Economy Initiative

  • The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation

  • PNC Bank

  • Tauber Family Foundation

  • The William Davidson Foundation

  • Vera and Joseph Dresner Foundation

A Community-Driven Process

The funding areas we have identified align with areas of greatest need for Pontiac’s nonprofits and represent the overlapping interests of this group of funders. We provide funding through our Capacity Building for Nonprofits and Key Institutions areas for organizations to increase their capacity to better meet their missions and serve their communities. Our funding within Entrepreneurship/Workforce Development and Storytelling/Communications supports organizations working within those specific areas.

Finally, we have provided support for the launch of a Collective Impact initiative that brings community partners together to develop and work toward shared outcomes.

What We Fund

  • Capacity Building for Nonprofits

  • Collective Impact

  • Entrepreneurship and Workforce Development

  • Storytelling and Communications

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Questions? Feel free to contact

Erin Casey

Director, Pontiac Funders Collaborative