Impact Areas 2017-12-07T18:37:04+00:00

Impact Areas

The mission of the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation is to enrich humanity by strengthening and empowering children and families in need.

Jewish

The Foundation works with organizations to provide for the needs of and ensure the future of the Jewish people.

Together with our grant partners, we:

  • 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.
  • Provide support for educational and direct experience opportunities for children at-risk.
  • 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.

Our Grant Partners

Jewish

The Foundation works with organizations to provide for the needs of and ensure the future of the Jewish people.

Together with our grant partners, we:

  • 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.
  • Provide support for educational and direct experience opportunities for children at-risk.
  • 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.

Our Grant Partners

Early Childhood

The Foundation works with organizations to support high quality early childhood education aimed at improving kindergarten readiness and third-grade reading proficiency.

Together with our grant partners, we:

  • Support a two-generation approach (child and caregiver) that develops adult skills, provides basic needs, and advances policies to support families in poverty to ensure children are ready to learn when they enter the kindergarten door.
  • Reduce the exposure to adverse childhood experiences (ACES).
  • Align with broader initiatives underway to create an early education ecosystem in Detroit.

Our Grant Partners

Early Childhood

The Foundation works with organizations to support high quality early childhood education aimed at improving kindergarten readiness and third-grade reading proficiency.

Together with our grant partners, we:

  • Support a two-generation approach (child and caregiver) that develops adult skills, provides basic needs, and advances policies to support families in poverty to ensure children are ready to learn when they enter the kindergarten door.
  • Reduce the exposure to adverse childhood experiences (ACES).
  • Align with broader initiatives underway to create an early education ecosystem in Detroit.

Our Grant Partners

Arts & Culture

The Foundation works with organizations to promote a robust arts & culture environment and increase access for families and children in need.

Together with our grant partners, we:

  • Support a vibrant arts and culture community in Detroit and Southeast Michigan by supporting arts education in neighborhoods and schools and providing opportunities for exposure, enrichment, and instruction.

Our Grant Partners

Arts & Culture

The Foundation works with organizations to promote a robust arts & culture environment and increase access for families and children in need.

Together with our grant partners, we:

  • Support a vibrant arts and culture community in Detroit and Southeast Michigan by supporting arts education in neighborhoods and schools and providing opportunities for exposure, enrichment, and instruction.

Our Grant Partners

Impact Investing

Within the Foundation’s Impact Areas, we also make special Impact Investments.

We seek to expand our impact by granting 3.6% of our assets, $10 million in total, to make program or mission-related investments. The Foundation actively deploys two types of impact investing strategies—Program Related Investments (PRIs) and Mission Related Investments (MRIs). PRIs are investments made from the Foundation’s grant-making budget, while MRIs are made from the foundation’s corpus. Investments are generally multi-year, low-interest loans or equity investments that help to build financial sustainability while supporting crucial day-to-day work.

Together with our grant partners, we:

  • Lead alongside others by investing in individual deals to build the field of impact investing.
  • Learn through participating in collaborative investments with seasoned impact investors.
  • Accelerate the field by investing in opportunities that create on-ramps for new impact investors.

Our Investments

Impact Investing

Within the Foundation’s Impact Areas, we also make special Impact Investments.

We seek to expand our impact by granting 3.6% of our assets, $10 million in total, to make program or mission-related investments. The Foundation actively deploys two types of impact investing strategies—Program Related Investments (PRIs) and Mission Related Investments (MRIs). PRIs are investments made from the Foundation’s grant-making budget, while MRIs are made from the foundation’s corpus. Investments are generally multi-year, low-interest loans or equity investments that help to build financial sustainability while supporting crucial day-to-day work.

Together with our grant partners, we:

  • Lead alongside others by investing in individual deals to build the field of impact investing.
  • Learn through participating in collaborative investments with seasoned impact investors.
  • Accelerate the field by investing in opportunities that create on-ramps for new impact investors.

Our Investments
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