Michigan Founders Fund is a connective fiber between progress and people – supporting successful innovation to further positive social, economic, and cultural change.
Our vision is that Michigan is the most successful, inclusive, and community-minded ecosystem in the country for high-growth founders, reflective of the state’s demographics.
To achieve this, we must create lasting change by addressing root causes of our state’s challenges.
The Michigan Pledge Creates Perpetual Community Capital
MFF Members – startup founders and investors – commit 1% of their company equity, personal equity, annual net profits, or investment carry to the MFF Community Impact Fund. These commitments generate a permanent stream of charitable capital for Michigan communities within our impact areas.
We strive to grow the presence of successful, high-growth ventures and advance civic leadership in Michigan’s entrepreneurial ecosystem by:
- Creating a strong, inclusive, and active founder-to-founder support network to help leaders succeed in their ventures;
- Driving a for-purpose, founders-for-founders and founders-for-community culture;
- Providing founders with a simple mechanism for philanthropic giving and opportunities to become community leaders in parallel to being business leaders.
We can achieve this mission by staying rooted in our values of connection, culture, and community.
Collectively, we can change the status quo.