Supporting The Spartan Community

As we seek to continue supporting our Lansing neighbors and colleagues following the tragic shooting on Michigan State University’s (MSU) campus. We will continue to update this list of resources and responses as more emerge from the field based on recommendations from the Council of Michigan Foundations (CMF).

MSU created the Spartan Strong Fund, which has raised over $250,000. While MSU is covering hospital bills for the students who were injured, the Spartan Strong Fund will provide support for the evolving needs of the individuals most critically impacted. The fund will also be used for student and staff counseling, campus safety enhancements and recognition for those directly involved with the crisis, such as first responders.


The Michigan Department of Attorney General shared what to look out for when donating to a relief fund and how to donate safely to disaster relief efforts and avoid charity scams. 

Learning to Give, an endowed program of CMF, offers a service project to support youth in responding to a traumatic event or loss.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Attorney General Dana Nessel are sharing tips for college students, young adults and survivors coping after the MSU shooting and other traumatic events. You can access these resources in CMF’s Knowledge Center.

The Council on Foundations has gathered guidance, resources and efforts foundations are undertaking in response to gun violence and mass shootings. Read More.

Center for Disaster Philanthropy shared practices philanthropy can implement and actions to support to help fill the needs of communities, individuals and their families affected by crisis. Read More.

The University of Michigan Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention has established a list of resources to support communities and provided evidence-based solutions to address firearm violence and school shootings. Read more.


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