Advancing Macomb’s mission is to strengthen Macomb County, Michigan, by connecting community challenges with high-impact solutions. We achieve this by cementing partnerships between the nonprofit, public and private sectors, identifying and attracting resources to fund major projects and programs, and bringing increased visibility to Macomb County.

Nonprofit Sector Support

We work alongside Macomb County nonprofit organizations to provide them with knowledge and skill-building opportunities, platforms to connect with each other and support to be more impactful in their communities.

Community Development

Through partnerships between the public and private sectors, we activate community-based projects to improve the quality of life for residents in Macomb County.

Collaborative Partnerships

In all of our work, we partner with local businesses, nonprofits, government entities and community groups in order to pool resources, share expertise and address common challenges to achieve greater impact.

Signature Events

Our annual Community Engagement Summit and Summer Soirée allow stakeholders to engage more fully with Advancing Macomb's leadership and with the leadership of nonprofit organizations and Macomb County communities.

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Video – Phil Gilchrist Talks about the Nonprofit Incubator Program

Video - Executive Director, Phil Gilchrist, talks about plans for the upcoming Nonprofit Incubator program. This program is made possible through a grant from the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation.

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Advancing Macomb awarded $600K grant for new program to help nonprofits

Macomb Daily, June 29, 2024 - Advancing Macomb has the backing it needs to launch a new initiative. The Ralph C. Wilson Foundation has awarded the nonprofit group that convenes resources to solve community challenges and enrich the lives of Macomb County through charitable organizations and philanthropic investments a $600,000 grant to establish a nonprofit incubator program and enhance its internal capacity. “Listening to nonprofit leaders throughout Macomb County has provided us with direction and information on the challenges they face,” Phil Gilchrist, executive director of Advancing Macomb said, in a news release.

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