Established 501(c)(3) Nonprofits

For established 501(c)(3) nonprofits requesting legal assistance, there are 4 ways to submit the Request for Legal Assistance Form

  1. Download the form, EMAIL it and any corresponding documents to
  2. Download the form, MAIL it to
    Michigan Community Resources
    Attention: Legal Team
    615, Griswold, Suite 200
    Detroit, MI 48226
  3. Download the form, FAX it to 313.962.0797

MCR will review the application to determine if your organization qualifies for our services.  We will strive to contact you within 5-10 business days after you submit your request for legal assistance.  We cannot, however, accept every applicant.  Submitting an application for legal assistance does not create an attorney-client relationship with MCR or its volunteers.

If you have any questions, please call 313.969.7963


Before completing this form, please be sure that you have the following documents


For established nonprofits requesting legal assistance

  • List of Board of Directors
  • Current Annual Budget (with detailed expenses and revenues)
  • Annual Report
  • Brochures of other promotional material
  • Articles of incorporation
  • By-laws
  • IRS determination letter
  • If legal request is related to a specific project, a narrative summary of the project (ex. CDC’s requesting real estate assistance with a particular development) is also required.
  • Any other info required to better understand the nature of the legal matter (i.e., the contracts, agreements or other legal documents directly related to the legal matter, any court filings, regulatory correspondence, or correspondence between relevant parties)
  • Identification of potential adverse parties


 Download Request for Legal Assistance Form