We support nonprofit and grassroots organizations with capacity building services, tailored cohort experiences, and legal guidance.

    Using a lens of racial and social equity, we seek to build power within the nonprofit sector by shifting norms, practices, and attitudes, leading to systems transformation for our sector and our world.

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    We’re offering FREE LEGAL SUPPORT for nonprofits and small businesses to address issues arising from the pandemic.



    Our mission is to advance the missions of Michigan nonprofit organizations that serve low income individuals and communities.

    We do this through pro bono and low cost legal and other professional services, organizational development, and trusted guidance.

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    Join MCR staff and stakeholders in reflecting back on another year serving nonprofits and building communities across Michigan.

    In 2021, with our core values as a guiding light, we continued to evolve our services to support emergent community needs. We strengthened our partnerships with likeminded organizations aiming to dismantle outdated, conventional, and often harmful approaches to resourcing community work. Most importantly, we decisively lived out our values as tools to transform broken structures, power dynamics, and systems.

    Watch our annual report video series to learn about the many ways our values drove our work in 2021.


    Since 1991, Friends of Parkside has served The Villages at Parkside, an affordable housing  community on Detroit’s eastside.

    In 2018, under the leadership of director Zachary Rowe, they sought legal assistance from MCR to address a pressing concern that threatened the organization’s future.

    Today, thanks to the help of MCR’s network of pro bono attorneys, Friends of Parkside is stronger than ever.