M&M Fisher - Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation

Community
Foundation
for SouthEast
Michigan

About

Formed in 1984, the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan promotes and facilitates community philanthropy in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, Washtenaw, Livingston, and St. Claire counties. The Community Foundation helps individuals, businesses, nonprofit organizations and other foundations meet their charitable and financial goals by providing tools and resources that make giving to one's community easier, flexible and effective.

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For the past 26 years, the Community Foundation has served as a vehicle for donors, volunteers and community members to identify important issues, share ideas and build financial resources to make positive long-term change.

Every day, the Community Foundation is helping individuals, businesses, nonprofit organizations and other foundations meet their charitable and financial goals by providing tools and resources that make giving to one's community easier, flexible, and effective.

New Economy Initiative (NEI): Formed through the collaborative effort of ten foundations that raised $100 million to be utilized over an eight year period for a regional entrepreneurial and business development project. The mission is to identify, launch and fund service providers to support the formation of new ventures, attract new investments and provide jobs within the Detroit region.

The Community Foundation is privileged to facilitate the philanthropic services needed in southeast Michigan. As stated in our mission, the Community Foundation exists in perpetuity to enhance the quality of life of the citizens in southeast Michigan.

New Economy Initiative (NEI) 2.0: This Program Related Investment was formed through the collaborative effort of ten foundations that raised $100 million to be utilized over an eight-year period for a regional entrepreneurial and business development project. The mission is to identify, launch and fund service providers to support the formation of new ventures, attract new investments and provide jobs within the Detroit region.

Early Childhood Innovation Fund: This grant ensures participation in the Early Childhood Funders Collaborative’s pooled fund designed to provide incentive grants to Head Start (HS) agencies and their partners to promote the development and implementation of innovative programs that raise the quality of Head Start programming in Detroit.

Supporting Brightmoor Leaders Program: Founded in 2016, this grant provides Brightmoor community leaders, including residents, daycare providers, and organizational leaders, with grants of up to $5,000 to support their professional development. Individuals and organizations applied for the funds through the CFSEM.

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