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

Amherst
H. Wilder Foundation

About

TThe Amherst H. Wilder Foundation is a nonprofit community organization that helps children, families and older adults in the greater Saint Paul and East Metro area through direct service programs, research, leadership development and community building. The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation believes that investing in people, enhancing the relationships they have with each other, and working to promote health and resilience will help create a vibrant community. Through the organization’s direct service programs, Wilder Research, and community building, they are helping people reach their full potential.

Project Awarded

Cost Savings of School Readiness Per Additional At-Risk Child in Detroit and Michigan, 2015: This study demonstrates the potential lifetime cost savings of school readiness per child -- $47,000 throughout Michigan and $96,000 in the city of Detroit – through values associated with education, Medicaid, the criminal justice system, and other social costs.

Cost Savings of School Readiness Per Additional At-Risk Child in Detroit and Michigan, 2011: This study showcases the economic value to state government and the public of investing in school readiness for one more child at risk of academic failure in Detroit and in Michigan as a whole; collaborating data on expenditure, poverty, crime and high school graduation.

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