Capacity Building Program

we are currently not accepting applications



Michigan Community Resources invites Detroit community-based organizations like block clubs and neighborhood associations to apply for its 2016 Capacity Building Program. Between January and July 2016, selected community-based organizations will receive:

  • One-on-one support tailored to your organization’s needs with a Michigan Community Resources staff member
  • Networking opportunities with fellow 2016 Capacity Building Program participants
  • Priority access to 10 workshops including:
    • Effective Marketing & Media Strategies
    • Fundraising & Fund Development
    • Grant Writing
    • Accounting & Budgeting
    • Evaluation
    • Community Organizing & Resident Engagement
    • Volunteer Management & Recruitment
    • Project Management
    • Creating Effective Collaborations
    • Succession Planning & Transitional Leadership



Applicant organizations must:

  • Be an existing organization (not an individual working alone or looking to create a new organization)
  • Be located in the City of Detroit
  • Be volunteer run (not an organization with paid staff)
  • Have a minimum of 5 active volunteers or members
  • Be able to commit to periodic one-on-one meetings between January 2016-July 2016 with Michigan Community Resources staff



Applications will be reviewed by a panel of Michigan Community Resources staff and Detroit community leaders. Applicants will receive email confirmation upon receipt of their application form. All application forms will be kept confidential. Final selected organizations will be announced in January 2016.



Completed application forms must be submitted by 5pm on Monday, November 23, 2015 for consideration. Forms may be submitted in person, mail, or email:

In person or Mail:

Michigan Community Resources
615 Griswold, Suite 1805
Detroit, MI 48226


For more information or questions, contact Alisha Opperman at 313.600.1117 or