The mission of the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation is to enrich humanity by strengthening and empowering children and families in need.
While remaining flexible in our approach, we give priority to:
- Providing for the needs of and ensuring the future of the Jewish people and
- Respecting our legacy and commitment to the Detroit community.
Areas of critical importance include education, arts & culture and health with particular attention to HIV/AIDS.
Providing for the needs of and ensuring the future of the Jewish people
Strengthen the Jewish community in Detroit by fostering an increased connection children and families feel to their Jewish identity and Israel through educational and direct experience opportunities.
Ensure the future of the Jewish people in Israel through supporting the education of the most at-risk youth. Priority will be given to olim and those families in greatest need.
Strengthen the culture of tzedakah within the broader Jewish communal enterprise through supporting efforts to cultivate new philanthropic leaders and teaching children the value of tikkun olam.
Respecting our legacy and commitment to the Detroit community…through education
Prioritize a bookend strategy of supporting high quality early childhood education (improving kindergarten readiness and third-grade reading proficiency) and in aiding efforts to prepare students for college/career opportunities.
Reinforce long-term educational success by supporting arts and health programs throughout the P-20 (prenatal through career) educational continuum.
Respecting our legacy and commitment to the Detroit community…through arts & culture
Promote a robust arts & culture environment through providing critical support for cornerstone cultural institutions and arts infrastructure groups to increase access for families and children in need.
Reinforce long-term educational success by supporting arts programs throughout the P-20 (prenatal through career) educational continuum.
Respecting our legacy and commitment…through health with particular attention to HIV/AIDS
Provide a sustainable approach to economic empowerment for children and families infected and affected by conditions such as HIV/AIDS.
Reduce health disparities by focusing on outreach efforts, prevention programs and testing initiatives in high risk populations.
Encourage emerging health leaders to choose field-based and applied research.