The agency provides legal and development sources to community-based nonprofits that serve Detroit residents. This two-year grant enables the agency to offer technical, legal, and educational assistance to communities engaged in land-use planning and neighborhood stabilization.
The coalition of 70 environmental, public health, and faith-based organizations, created in 1980, promotes public policies at the state and national level to protect Michigan’s water, landscapes, and communities, and supports programs on energy, environmental health, land use, and water to defend the state against water diversion and depletion, mercury emissions, and other environmental hazards. Funding supports the council’s efforts to increase environmental sustainability in Detroit.
As a voice for Michigan’s environment over the past 30 years, the 60-member coalition of environmental, faith, and public health organizations works to advance adoption of clean-energy technologies. Funding over 18 months enables the council to support the implementation of clean-energy reforms, promote the development of wind power, and pursue efficiencies in electricity transmission and distribution.
The Michigan Environmental Council is a coalition of 70 environmental, public health, and faith-based organizations promoting state and national public policies to protect Michigan’s water, landscapes, and communities and supporting programs on energy, environmental health, and land use. This two-year grant underwrites the council’s leadership of the new Transportation for Michigan coalition to develop a seamless, intermodal 21st-century transportation system in the state.
The coalition of more than 60 environmental, faith, and public-health groups serves as an advocate for clean energy and the achievement of energy self-sufficiency in Michigan. Funding supports efforts to advance state, regional, and federal policies that accelerate the deployment of energy-efficiency measures and renewable-energy technologies.
The nonpartisan research organization is spearheading efforts to improve K–12 educational options in Southeast Michigan. A three-year grant underwrites the Metro Detroit High School Accelerator, which provides financial support, training, and direction to educators who wish to launch small, high-performance high schools in Detroit and inner-ring suburbs.
Founded in 1912, the nonprofit, nonpartisan statewide membership and advocacy organization is dedicated to ensuring that Michigan’s low-income residents achieve economic security. This grant supports the establishment of volunteer student clinics at Michigan-based university law schools to provide advice, assistance, and representation to jobless workers who are filing for, or have been denied, unemployment benefits.
The organization is a strong supporter of health care policy reform and serves as the lead agency for the Michigan Consumers for Healthcare Advancement Coalition, an alliance working to ensure the Affordable Care Act meets the needs of Michigan’s most-vulnerable populations. Assisted by this two-year grant, the league and other coalition members are developing a unified consumer voice to shape the act’s implementation in the state.
The nonprofit legal-services organization is the fiscal sponsor for the Michigan Universal Health Care Access Network, which builds, strengthens, and connects advocacy networks seeking to attain affordable, comprehensive health care for all Michigan residents. Funding from this two-year grant advances the development of a strategic business plan for expanding and mobilizing the network’s support base.
The association serves as a statewide network, resource center, and advocate for Michigan’s nonprofit community. The expansion of its Metro Detroit Partnership office, supported by this three-year grant, makes more services and programs available to help nonprofits in southeastern Michigan increase their effectiveness, engagement, and relevance.