The Michigan League for Public Policy is a nonpartisan policy institute dedicated to economic opportunity for all. It is the only state-level organization that addresses poverty in a comprehensive way. No other organization examines state revenues and expenditures and their impact on low-income people. All of the League’s work is done through a race equity lens.
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. See YouTube video about the League’s influence and an interactive presentation on the League.
To be a highly recognized and effective voice for Michigan’s economically vulnerable populations.
- Honesty, Integrity and Nonpartisanship
- Social and Economic Justice, Fairness and Opportunity
- Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
- Democratic Process and the Dignity of All
Financial support comes from foundation grants and contracts, membership dues, fees and contributions. Individual donations are listed in the League’s annual report. See Annual Report 2013. The League is proud to be recognized as a four-star charity, the highest rating given by Charity Navigator.
We are grateful for the support of:
Battle Creek Community Foundation
Guido and Elizabeth Binda Foundation
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
Early Childhood Investment Corp.
Economic Policy Institute
Greater Kalamazoo United Way
Marjorie and Maxwell Jospey Foundation
The Joyce Foundation
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
The Kresge Foundation
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Michigan AFSME Council-25
Michigan Consumers for Healthcare
Michigan Poverty Law Program
The Rhodes Foundation
The Skillman Foundation
United Way for Southeastern Michigan
The Doug and Margo Yellin Woll Family Foundation
In addition, the League has ongoing support from the Nokomis Legacy Fund.
The League is proud to be partners in the following national projects:
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With a network of 2,500 individuals and organizations from business, labor, faith-based groups, human service professions and concerned citizens, the League’s membership base is an important asset. Become a member today.
The roots of the Michigan League for Public Policy date back to 1912, when it was the Conference of Charities and Corrections.
In 1938, it incorporated with the stated purpose:
“To promote social well-being by facilitating the discussion of methods which will make for social progress; by assisting charitable organizations and institutions enlisted in this cause to increase their efficiency on behalf of the public; by disseminating information concerning social conditions and social work; and by developing concerted action to produce practical results among individuals and charitable organizations engaged in public or private welfare work…”
Over time, the organization’s purpose has remained essentially unchanged: The League works to identify and help solve basic health and social welfare problems through research and analysis, information dissemination and advocacy.
Michigan League for Public Policy Annual Report 2013.