Michigan Community Resources recognized six women leaders of color serving their communities during the pandemic in a virtual awards event on August 24, 2021. Now in its seventh year, The Power of One Dedicated Woman Awards recognize unsung leaders making a difference in Detroit communities.

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

2020 was a strange and unique year. We adapted to meet the needs of our clients in a variety of ways.

Read more in our 2020 Annual Review, with video interviews featuring our clients and staff.


We 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.


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.


Nonprofit Start-Up Assistance

We support Michigan organizations in obtaining 501(c)(3) status, developing bylaws and articles of incorporation, establishing and growing a board of directors, and more.

Network Building and Collaboration

We take part in cross-sector collaborations to help nonprofit organizations overcome systemic barriers to success, including structural racism and social inequality.

Pro Bono Consulting for Nonprofits

We offer free, one-hour consultation on a variety of nonprofit organizational needs, including Program Planning, Grant Review, Resident Engagement, and more.


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Our newsletter comes out biweekly and includes events and programs for nonprofits and community leaders from MCR and our partners, local nonprofit and community news, grants and other fund development resources, opportunities for skills-based volunteering to support nonprofit organizations, and more.