Pontiac Funders Collaborative


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.

In recognition of this, a cohort of funders began working together to better understand community needs, assess capacity in the nonprofit landscape, and identify opportunities for collaborative funding.

Initial 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
  • Tauber Family Foundation
  • The William Davidson Foundation

In 2020, the cohort of funders are supporting the launch of a collective impact initiative that will ensure a collaborative and community-driven approach to the future.

As the project moves forward, we encourage you to return here for updates and funding opportunities designed to empower community members and other groups dedicated to building a sustainable future for the city of Pontiac.

Stay up to date with the latest from the Pontiac Funders Collaborative

Questions? Feel free to contact

Katie Brisson

Vice President, Program