About the League

Mission

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.

Vision

To be a highly recognized and effective voice for Michigan’s economically vulnerable populations.

Values

  • Honesty, Integrity and Nonpartisanship
  • Social  and Economic Justice, Fairness and Opportunity
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Democratic Process and the Dignity of All

Our Support

Financial support comes from foundation grants and contracts, membership dues, fees and contributions.

We are grateful for the support of

AT&T
Battle Creek Community 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
Ford Foundation
Frey Foundation
Greater Kalamazoo United Way
Marjorie and Maxwell Jospey Foundation
The Joyce Foundation
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
The Kresge Foundation
McGregor Fund
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Michigan AFSME Coucil-25
Michigan Consumers for Healthcare
Michigan Poverty Law Program
Nokomis Foundation
The Rhodes Foundation
The Skillman Foundation
United Way for Southeastern Michigan
The Doug and Margo Yellin Woll Foundation

Affiliations

The League is proud to be partners in the following national projects:

The State Fiscal Analysis Initiative
Economic Analysis and Research Network
KIDS COUNT
The Working Poor Families Project

Join the League

With a network of nearly 2,000 individuals and organizations from business, labor, faith-based groups, human service professions and concerned citizens, the League’s membership base is an important asset. Join.

MLPP History

The roots of the Michigan League for Public Policy, formerly the Michigan League for Human Services, date back to 1912 when it was the Michigan 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.

Annual Report

Michigan League for Public Policy Annual Report 2013.

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