Policy Initiatives

Our internal Policy Advisory Group meets monthly to review, discuss and take action on policy issues impacting our work. The policy response framework detailed below guides issue selection and how we engage with the issue. MCR knows that policy needs are great. We cannot take on every issue. We will do our best to respond to your inquiries.

Any policy issue selected by our organization must meet the following criteria:

  • Action around the issue must meet MCR’s mission to support and empower nonprofit community organizations serving low-income communities
  • A client or partner need exists for policy dialogue, discussion, or research around the issues that is not being met elsewhere
  • Our organization can leverage appropriate and impactful resources to make a difference through its work on the issue

Our policy actions may include one or more of the following:

  • Referral to partner organization, group or individual working in the policy area
  • Policy alert to clients, partners, or stakeholders
  • Policy memo or white paper providing research or legal information about the issue
  • Direct assistance, technical or legal, to help address the issue