Challenging Injustice, Advancing Human Rights

The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee advances human rights through grassroots collaborations.

Michael Kourabas

Director of Partner Support & Grantmaking

Michael Kourabas works across UUSC’s programs to maximize the impact of its grassroots partners around the world. In addition to helping oversee UUSC’s grantmaking process, Michael has conducted on-the-ground assessments of UUSC’s work in Croatia, Greece, Haiti, Nepal, and the Philippines.

Trained as an attorney, Michael has a strong background in human rights law and compliance. In various roles prior to joining UUSC, Michael implemented the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and worked to support the International Criminal Court’s investigations in Kenya and northern Uganda. He also helped launch one of the nation’s first Business and Human Rights practices at an American law firm.

Michael received his undergraduate with honors from the University of Michigan in 2004, and his law degree from William & Mary School of Law in 2008. Michael is passionate about organizing philanthropy for systemic change. He is part of the Engaged Donors for Global Equity (EDGE) Funders Alliance Global Engagement Lab learning community and sits on EDGE’s North American Steering Group. He is also a member of the Cambridge (Massachusetts) Human Rights Commission, to which he was appointed co-chair in 2020.

mkourabas @ uusc.org