Reflections on 2019 at the Fisher Foundation: a note of gratitude for the partners
who made our year exceptional

Each year in January, a myriad of emails and “the year ahead” messages are shared from organizations across the globe. At the Fisher Foundation, we are indeed looking forward to an exciting and productive 2020. However, we would like to take some additional time to pause and appreciate the many grant partners that made 2019 an exceptional year.

The videos below highlight four exemplary partners who allowed us to partner with them, shoulder to shoulder, in the past 12 months. Without the dedication of our partners, including those highlighted below, this Foundation would be limited in our scope and restricted in our impact. We are grateful to our partners and humbled to play a small role in their journeys year after year.

Early Childhood: Brilliant Detroit  
Learn how Brilliant Detroit is transforming a home in Brightmoor to help create a “kids success neighborhood,” which puts the needs of children and families first. Click here to check out Brilliant Detroit in action!

Arts & Culture: InsideOut Literary Arts (iO)
Explore the world of creative writing with iO as writers work with students in the Brightmoor neighborhood to unleash their inner poet. Check out our video spotlighting iO here!

Jewish: The Jewish Fund
More than just a vehicle for grantmaking, The Jewish Fund Teen Board provides service learning opportunities for young leaders in our community. Click here for more on the Jewish Fund Teen Board!

Impact Investing: Detroit Community Loan Fund (DCLF)
DCLF uplifts entrepreneurs in the City of Detroit by providing capital and support services for business owners who may have previously been denied access to capital. Check out our spotlight on DCLF and their entrepreneurs here!