The Hive Project, a Michigan 501(c)(3)

The Hive Project is a creative incubator that supports art, innovation & sustainability. Originally incorporated as The Music Project and designated as tax-exempt under IRS Section 501(c)(3) in 2016, our restated Articles of Incorporation were endorsed in 2020 as The Hive Project organized upon a nonstock, Directorship basis.

As a Michigan nonprofit, The Hive Project owns and operates Macon Creek, whose mission is to empower and inspire a diverse community of artists, educators, and entrepreneurs.

Our EIN is 81-3391751


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Statement

We embrace people from all races, cultures, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities, religions, and sexualities as sources of strength through our work as artists, educators, and entrepreneurs. We strive to expand our diverse community by actively valuing individual identities, experiences, ideas, and talents.

Public Policy Statement

The core mission of Macon Creek is to empower and inspire a diverse community of artists, educators, and entrepreneurs. Our vision is to change the world around us for good through the power of art, innovation, and sustainability. It is our policy not to take a position on any public issue that does not relate directly to its core mission or its business operation.

In order to maintain its nonprofit status and in compliance with nonprofit federal tax law, The Hive Project will not directly or indirectly participate in any political campaigning on behalf of (or in opposition to) candidates for elective public office.

Bylaws & Policies

The Bylaws of The Hive Project were adopted by our Board of Directors in March 2020. At that time, our Board also approved a series of governance policies in compliance with nonprofit disclosure requirements from the IRS Form 990.

Whistleblower Policy

The Hive Project, Inc. (the “Corporation”) is committed to lawful and ethical behavior in all of its activities and requires its employees, independent contractors, officers, volunteers and board members to conduct themselves ethically and in compliance with all applicable state and federal laws and regulations as well as Corporation policies. This Whistleblower Policy is intended to facilitate the functioning of the Corporation in an open, transparent and fair manner by providing protection to board members, officers, employees, volunteers and independent contractors who report misconduct, ethical violations or violations of law or Corporation policies. They are encouraged to raise concerns rather than overlook them due to fears about retaliation. This will enable the Corporation to investigate possible legal violations and misconduct that might otherwise go unreported.

In keeping with this commitment, the Corporation encourages all employees, independent contractors, officers and board members to report suspected violations of law, ethics or policy to Corporation management.

Conflict of Interest Policy

The Hive Project (the “Corporation”) is a benevolent and charitable corporation that operates in the area of southeast Michigan and empowers artists and entrepreneurs who are united by their common desire to share, teach, and compassionately serve. Its Directors, officers and managers have a duty to conduct the affairs of the Corporation in a manner consistent with such purposes and not to advance their personal interests. The Corporation’s Directors, Officers, managers and key employees interact and do business with members of the community served by the Corporation; they have a duty to conduct their affairs in a manner that will avoid conflicts of interest with the Corporation.

The Corporation provides a comprehensive Conflict of Interest Policy to ensure that there is full disclosure by its Directors, Officers and others in positions of influence in connection with entering into any transaction that may provide an economic benefit to a Director, Officer or to any person or entity with whom they are related or have a financial interest. This will avoid any question about their undivided loyalty to the Corporation and will ensure that decisions are free of favoritism and based entirely on merit.

The policy is intended to supplement but not replace any applicable state and federal laws governing conflicts of interest relating to nonprofit and charitable organizations.


Charitable Solicitation Registration #62155

A copy of our current CHARITABLE SOLICITATION REGISTRATION can be downloaded here.