MISSION

BUF of Michigan is committed to impact positive changes in a diverse community by providing funding and support to non-profit community-based programs and organizations that focus on education, community development, cultural enrichment and economic improvement.

CONNECTING RESOURCES TO THOSE IN NEED FOR NEARLY HALF A CENTURY!

Black United Fund of Michigan, Inc. (BUF of MI) has a rich 46-year heritage of uniting for impact to foster diversity & inclusion in funding innovative programs and organizations who broaden the reach of joint philanthropic resources in the Metropolitan Detroit areas.  

Since its 1970 inception, it has exploded with activity granting millions of dollars to thousands of often overlooked, non-profit organizations and programs upholding BUF’s 6 Pillars of Support:

Community Development

Community Development

Education

Education

Culture

Culture

Family Enrichment

Family Enrichment

Economic Empowerment

Economic Empowerment

Health

Health

In 2013, BUF of MI made the ground-breaking move to improve the viability of local emerging professional philanthropists and ensure the organizations intergenerational legacy of giving continues when they activated the young professionals and influencer arm of the organization now known as BUFConnect (Connect), a collective of Detroit’s finest professionals on a mission to:

  • Increase Mission Awareness and Raise funds for Black United Fund of Michigan
  • Demonstrate and cultivate a culture of giving and volunteerism amongst young professionals
  • Connect Detroit professionals across generations

BUF of MI has a proud reputation as change-agents and trusted financial stewards and they are honored to currently host a multitude of community annual fundraising initiatives that include:

  • Charitable Payroll Deductions  
  • Giving Campaigns
  • Fun(d)raising Events
  • Grant Solicitation
  • Corporate and Community Sponsorship
  • Nonprofit and Program Administration

 

BUF of MI remains a safe-haven and stabilizing force in the community with relocated Headquarters in Detroit’s Midtown-New Center area where all are welcomed and valued.