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Grant Partners News
711, 2018

Fisher Partners Among First to Receive Metro Detroit Grants From Ballmer Group

November 7th, 2018|

The Bellevue, Wash.-based Ballmer Group has made more than $16 million in grants in Southeast Michigan in its inaugural round of funding aimed at helping impoverished children and families in the region rise out of poverty. The grants come after 9-10 months of meeting with other stakeholders to leverage and forge collaborations, fact-finding conversations and data review to inform its grants. The group is

2607, 2018

Motor City Blight Busters Celebrates 30 Year Anniversary

July 26th, 2018|

As far as anniversaries go, Motor City Blight Busters is enjoying a trifecta: The nonprofit's founder, John George, was born and raised in the Brightmoor neighborhood not far from his organization's Old Redford headquarters on June, 24, 1958. He founded Blight Busters 30 years ago in June, and bought the building that houses Artist Village — the sprawling campus that serves as a hub

2506, 2018

Family Donates $17 million to Max M. Fisher College of Business for Entrepreneurship Center

June 25th, 2018|

The Keenan Family Foundation has made a $17 million commitment to The Ohio State University Max M. Fisher College of Business, strengthening the university’s expertise in the field of entrepreneurship. The Keenan Center for Entrepreneurship will focus on cultivating students’ entrepreneurial skill sets and create an enriched extracurricular experience around entrepreneurship. The students will be connected to the startup ecosystem in central Ohio and

1105, 2017

Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

May 11th, 2017|

A $2 million Program-Related Investment from the Foundation has contributed to the launch of the “BizLoan Fund,” through the New Economy Initiative (NEI) of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan (CFSEM). This fund is dedicated to awarding resources to traditionally “hard to lend to” entrepreneurs in Detroit’s neighborhoods. Twelve local and national foundations have joined NEI since it was formed in 2007, making it

1202, 2017

National Center for Families Learning

February 12th, 2017|

Our program team tagged along with the “Say & Play With Words” staff from the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) for a fun-filled day at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA). The “Say & Play With Words” program is committed to closing the word gap in the Brightmoor and Southwest neighborhoods of Detroit. NCFL has structured this program to be highly interactive and

306, 2016

Yad Ezra

June 3rd, 2016|

The Foundation is proud to support Yad Ezra, Michigan’s only kosher food pantry, through the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Giving Gardens featuring the Geri Lester Greenhouse. This special program will allow families to obtain fresh produce, herbs and flowers during their visits to the pantry. The indoor/outdoor space will also be used as a community learning lab that will host extensive educational


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