Leadership Council

Center for Civil Justice

The Center for Civil Justice (CCJ) is dedicated to improving the lives of low-income families by providing legal, advocacy, and educational services on behalf of our clients by focusing on issues that impact a large group of people or systemic issues.

Community Economic Development Association of Michigan

CEDAM enhances the effectiveness and capacity of our members by providing a statewide voice and forum for community building and community-based economic development. We synthesize and share information, enabling our members to resolve local challenges.

Corporation for a Skilled Workforce

CSW catalyzes nationwide transformative change in education, economic, and workforce development through research and action.

Council of Michigan Foundations

The Council of Michigan Foundations is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership association of more than 350 grantmaking organizations working together to strengthen, promote and increase philanthropy in Michigan. They are a diverse and inclusive philanthropy community that helps members network, learn, advocate, innovate and communicate to achieve greater impact.

Early Childhood Investment Corporation

Great Start is Michigan's nationally recognized state-wide initiative to foster school readiness and life success for young children

Education Trust Midwest

The Education Trust-Midwest works for the high academic achievement of all students at all levels, pre-kindergarten through college. Their goal is to close the gaps in opportunity and achievement for all children, particularly those from low-income families or who are African American, Latino or American Indian, in Michigan and beyond.

Food Bank Council of Michigan

The Food Bank Council of Michigan provides statewide leadership to food banks in their efforts to alleviate hunger through the distribution of surplus food to those in need.

Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit

Goodwill Puts People with Employment Challenges to Work.

Homeless Action Network of Detroit

HAND increases awareness of the problems of people who are homeless and prioritizes the development and carrying out of strategies to create permanent solutions to homelessness in our community.

Jewish Community Relations Council

JCRC carries the dual responsibility of reflecting the Jewish community’s consensus while providing leadership in pursuit of traditional and contemporary Jewish values. It is both a gathering of activists and a platform for advocacy, agents of social change and stewards of conscience. JCRC serves as a catalyst to heighten community awareness, encourages civic and social involvement, and provides a forum to deliberate key issues of importance to the Jewish community.

Michigan Association of United Ways

The Michigan Association of United Ways (MAUW), formerly the United Way of Michigan, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency. It was founded in 1947 by a group of community and labor leaders to simplify the gathering and distribution of funds that were received through charitable giving.

Michigan Catholic Conference

The Michigan Catholic Conference was founded in 1963 as the public policy voice of the Catholic Church in Michigan. The MCC serves in this capacity so that the Catholic Church’s position on public policy matters may be presented with one voice to the executive, legislative and judicial branches of state government.

Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness

MCAH is a nonprofit membership organization formed as an association of emergency shelters, transitional housing programs, nonprofit housing and service programs, government programs and concerned citizens from across the state. Their goal is to be the leading advocate for homeless people in the state and the agencies that serve them.

Michigan Community Action Agency Association

Michigan Community Action Agency Association (MCAAA) is the state association of 29 Community Action Agencies that provide programs and services to help low income individuals and families achieve greater economic self-sufficiency and stability.

Michigan Consumers for Healthcare

The mission of Michigan Consumers for Healthcare (MCH) is to work collaboratively with a diverse alliance of consumers, partners and policymakers to attain affordable, accessible, quality healthcare for everyone in Michigan through education, outreach, advocacy and stakeholder engagement.

Michigan Convergence Partnership

Michigan Convergence Partnership is creating a new model for social change by promoting equity through innovative policy and environmental change; change that transforms places so they foster health, prosperity, and well-being for all residents.

Michigan Head Start Association

The Michigan Head Start Association is a private, non-profit corporation organized in 1967 and incorporated in 1988. They provide services and support to the Michigan Head Start community, representing 38,000 children and their families, 39 Early Head Start grantees, and 76 Head Start grantees statewide.

Michigan League for Public Policy

An effective voice for Michigan’s economically vulnerable populations. We seek to foster economic opportunity, independence and security of Michigan’s economically vulnerable population by shaping public policy through objective data-driven research, education and advocacy.

Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion

Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion works to address inequity throughout the region through a process of recognition, reconciliation and renewal. Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion strives to build relationships that create social justice and build sustainable, inclusive communities.

Michigan Voice

Michigan Voice is part of a national organization called State Voices, which provides critical civic engagement tools, resources and support to state tables. The State Voices network has grown to engage 22 states across the country, connecting more than 600 organizations nationwide.

Michigan's Children

Michigan's Children has established a solid reputation as a source of reliable and timely information, as well as a support to child advocates in the state's communities. Their priority is prevention strategies focused on two key development stages for children -- early childhood and adolescence -- with a focus on reducing racial, ethnic, and income related inequities that we see across our state.

Mothering Justice

Mothering Justice is a statewide project dedicated to returning decision making power to the ones affected by the decisions the most.

New Detroit The Coalition

New Detroit provides a forum for community leaders to come together to listen and learn from each other and to serve as a regional forum for sensitive issues among individuals who might otherwise have no contact. The coalition has worked to impact the actions of individuals and institutions by serving in a number of roles; advocate, catalyst, convener, and facilitator.

Partnership for a Racism Free Community

Partners for a Racism-Free Community is a movement of committed citizens and organizations working to move Greater Grand Rapids from “that’s the way it is” to “racism-free” through personal commitments, institutional efforts, social advocacy, and persistent intolerance of racist attitudes, words and behaviors.

School-Community Health Alliance

The School-Community Health Alliance of Michigan (SCHA-MI) is a collaboration of individuals and organizations that represent and support school-based and school-linked health care and through their actions, commitment and passion support the belief that all Michigan children and youth have a basic fundamental right to access and receive comprehensive primary health care and prevention services.

Small Business Association of Michigan

The Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM) is the only statewide and state-based association that focuses solely on serving the needs of Michigan’s small business community.

United Auto Workers

The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) is one of the largest and most diverse unions in North America, with members in virtually every sector of the economy. UAW-represented workplaces range from multinational corporations, small manufacturers and state and local governments to colleges and universities, hospitals and private non-profit organizations.