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.

We envision strong communities built on strong organizations, strong leaders, and a strong nonprofit network.


For over 20 years, Michigan Community Resources has provided services that build the capacity of other nonprofit organizations to achieve their missions.

Established in 1998 as Community Legal Resources, MCR has grown from a legal services provider to a comprehensive support organization for nonprofit and community-based organizations made possible by a broad network of pro bono attorneys and other specialized volunteers.


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 overcome systemic barriers to the success of nonprofit organizations, including structural racism and social inequality.

Pro Bono Consulting for Nonprofits

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


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