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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 partners and leaders to provide for the needs of and ensure the future of the Jewish people.

Together with our 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 (justice) 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 partners and leaders to provide for the needs of and ensure the future of the Jewish people.

Together with our 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 (justice) 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 partners and leaders to support high quality early childhood education aimed at improving kindergarten readiness and third-grade reading proficiency.

Together with our partners, we:

  • Support a multi-generation approach that develops adult skills, provides basic needs, and advances policy to support families in need to ensure children are ready to learn when they enter the kindergarten door.
  • Support delivery of high quality early care and education, accessible to low income families.
  • Align with broader initiatives underway to advance an early education ecosystem.

Our Grant Partners

Early Childhood

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

Together with our partners, we:

  • Support a multi-generation approach that develops adult skills, provides basic needs, and advances policy to support families in need to ensure children are ready to learn when they enter the kindergarten door.
  • Support delivery of high quality early care and education, accessible to low income families.
  • Align with broader initiatives underway to advance an early education ecosystem.

Our Grant Partners

Arts & Culture

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

Together with our 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.

  • Provide grants that support opportunities for children under the age of eight, and for children in grades 4 through 12.

Our Grant Partners

Arts & Culture

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

Together with our 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.

  • Provide grants that support opportunities for children under the age of eight, and for children in grades 4 through 12.

Our Grant Partners

Impact Investing

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

We seek to expand our impact by granting 3.6% of our assets by actively deploying two types of impact investment tools—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, patient capital loans or equity investments that help to build financial sustainability while supporting crucial day-to-day work.

Together with our 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

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

We seek to expand our impact by granting 3.6% of our assets by actively deploying two types of impact investment tools—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, patient capital loans or equity investments that help to build financial sustainability while supporting crucial day-to-day work.

Together with our 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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