We've extended the nomination deadline for The Power of One Dedicated Woman, our annual awards honoring unsung women changing Detroit neighborhoods. You now have until May 15th to consider the women leaders in your life and how they've made a difference in your congregations, organizations, and communities. Submit a nomination today before time runs out!

Our COVID-19 Virtual Legal Clinic offers nonprofit leaders and small business owners the opportunity to receive FREE LEGAL ADVICE during a 45-minute consultation by phone or video conference with a volunteer attorney.

Topics may include Loans and Grants, Business Contracts, Labor and Employment, Commercial Leasing, Insurance, Dissolution and Bankruptcy,
Intellectual Property, and more.

Potential clients must complete a short form to request an appointment
in order to be connected with a volunteer attorney.

Our dedicated COVID-19 web resources include a full list of our recently published Legal Alerts and a collection of external links providing news, updates, and advice to keep Michigan nonprofits informed and equipped during this unprecedented time.
Crain's: United Way-led COVID-19 relief fund raises $11 million, surpassing goal

United Way for Southeastern Michigan has surpassed its $10 million goal for the COVID-19 emergency response fund it launched in mid-March, raising $11 million to support the region's most vulnerable populations and the nonprofits serving them. But it's not stopping there, given the ongoing and growing need. The COVID-19 Community Response Fund moves dollars to organizations working directly to help individuals and families access food, shelter, health care and other critical resources, including personal protective equipment,

WXYZ: Detroit nonprofit creates $100K 'stimulus package' to support Regent Park families
Detroit nonprofit LifeBUILDERS has raised $100,000 to provide rent forgiveness to tenants in its Regent Park neighborhood for the month of May. The organization has also been providing food delivery assistance to these neighbors, along with program participants in surrounding communities. After LifeBUILDERS put the call out in mid-March, individual supporters, donors and private foundations all came through with contributions.
Model D: Vanguard CDC starts distributing masks, gloves to residents of North End
While Vanguard Community Development Corporation is typically in the businesses of community and economic development, the pandemic has created another way to serve the community: PPE distribution. Last week, Vanguard started distributing 1,000 masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer to residents through the Gleaners Community Food Bank’s mobile pantry and at three of its housing developments in an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in the neighborhood.
Complete Your 2020 Census Online
The Census 2020 Michigan Nonprofits Count Campaign is an ambitious effort led by Michigan Nonprofit Association to encourage participation in the census in communities that are at significant risk of being undercounted. If this pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that programs like school lunches, MI Child, and special education need your help to get the most funding possible. Take 10 minutes to fill out your census today at 2020census.gov!
Desai Sethi Foundation offering Detroit Community Resilience Weekly Prize
The Detroit Community Resilience Prize is a weekly prize from the Desai Sethi Foundation to support community-driven solutions that will alleviate some of the challenges facing our community due to COVID-19. Applications open every Friday and are due the following Tuesday.
Michigan Community Resources invites organizations and community groups to make an appointment for a free, one-hour consultation with a member of our staff to discuss a variety of organizational development and legal needs. This ongoing program is hosted about once per month at rotating locations throughout the city. Topics include Community Engagement, Fund Development, Program Planning, Volunteer Management, and more. We're hosting virtual sessions in May—apply today!