MCR manages a number of sponsored projects, each striving toward our vision of strong organizations, strong leaders, and a strong nonprofit network. We are always looking for new opportunities to build partnerships in order to serve nonprofits and community-based organizations more effectively.
Neighborhood Business Initiative
We work with the New Economy Initiative (NEI) to convene a collective of Detroit-area business support organizations that meet quarterly to connect with one another, learn about initiatives impacting their work, and share tools, ideas and resources. These quarterly gatherings include organizations that serve entrepreneurs and small businesses throughout the city like Build Institute, the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, and Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation, with the ultimate goal of strengthening the nonprofit support system for small businesses in Detroit neighborhoods.
Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit
We provide technical assistance and capacity building services to grantees of The Kresge Foundation‘s Innovative Projects: Detroit grant. We also convene cohorts of grantees to encourage peer-to-peer solution sharing and to build a strong nonprofit network in Detroit and beyond.
Co.act Center for Nonprofits & Nonprofit Referral System
With the support of the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, Michigan Community Resources leads an effort in partnership with Co.act, Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA), Nonprofit Enterprise at Work (NEW), and the University of Michigan School of Social Work Technical Assistance Center (TAC) to seek out gaps in capacity building services for nonprofit organizations in Michigan. This collective will identify a system that nonprofits can use to access services through the new Co.act center for nonprofits, opening in Detroit’s New Center neighborhood in January 2019.