About Us

Michigan Community Resources advances the missions of Michigan nonprofit organizations that serve low income individuals and communities through pro bono and low cost legal and other professional services, organizational development, and trusted guidance.

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

Founded in 1998 as Community Legal Resources, we were originally a program of Michigan Legal Services that provided pro bono legal assistance to nonprofits through our network of volunteer attorneys. Over time, our company and its services grew to include legal education workshops and publications, policy research, vacant property planning and technical assistance, and community outreach. In addition, we became the lead organization in a coalition known as the Detroit Vacant Property Campaign. In 2007, we separated from our parent organization, Michigan Legal Services, to form our own 501c3. In 2010, we opened our first branch office located in Lansing. In late 2011, we formally changed our name to Michigan Community Resources to accurately reflect our expanded services and geographic service area.