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Public Policy

Michigan Nonprofit Legislative Caucus

The Michigan Nonprofit Legislative Caucus was created in 2009 by MNA and the Council of Michigan Foundations (CMF). It is a bipartisan, bicameral group focused on legislative and regulatory issues that impact nonprofit organizations and foundations in Michigan. The aim of the caucus is to support Michigan’s nonprofit sector through legislative action in four main areas:

  • Tax policy – charitable tax and other incentives to encourage donations and volunteerism.
  • Public/private partnership – strengthen and improve government and nonprofit grants and contracting systems.
  • Budget and spending – appropriations and fair access to capital.
  • Civic and community participation – nonprofits’ unique role in helping communities understand the importance of voting, filling out the census, jury duty, and other civic engagement activities.

2024 Membership

Senate Co-chairs

  • Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit)
  • Ruth Johnson (R-Holly)


  • Rosemary Bayer (D-Keego Harbor)
  • Mary Cavanaugh (D-Redford Twp)
  • Mark Huizenga (R-Walker)
  • Sam Singh (D-East Lansing)
  • Michael Webber (R-Rochester Hills)

House Co-Chairs

  • Rachel Hood (D-Grand Rapids)  
  • Greg VanWoerkom (R-Norton Shores)


  • Ann Bollin (R-Brighton)
  • Julie Brixie (D-Okemos)
  • Erin Byrnes (D-Dearborn)
  • Brenda Carter (D-Pontiac)
  • Jaime Churches (D-Wyandotte)
  • Alabas Farhat (D-Dearborn)
  • Kristian Grant (D-Grand Rapids)
  • Greg Markkanen (R-Hancock)
  • Pat Outman (R-Six Lakes)
  • Natalie Price (D-Berkley)
  • John Roth (R-Interlochen)
  • Phil Skaggs (D-Grand Rapids)
  • Penelope Tsernoglou (D-East Lansing)
  • Karen Whitsett (D-Detroit)  

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