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2106, 2020

Philanthropy steps up to help as crisis hits nonprofits hard

June 21st, 2020|

Among larger family foundations, Kyle Caldwell, CEO of the Council of Michigan Foundations, said the Southfield-based Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation has shared publicly that it has committed funds beyond its 2020 program grantmaking budget in light of COVID-19. “That’s one example. We know family foundations have been engaging in deep listening with their nonprofit and community partners to understand their challenges and needs throughout this [...]

1806, 2020

Cynthia Muller Joins the Fisher Foundation Impact Investing Committee

June 18th, 2020|

The Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation is pleased to welcome Cynthia Muller to their Impact Investing Committee, effective June 2020 for a three-year term. The Fisher Foundation stewards a $10M commitment through Program Related Investments (PRIs) and Mission-Related Investments (MRIs). Cynthia, Director of Mission Investment at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), joins the Fisher Foundation as its first-ever non-family volunteer. Prior to [...]

1504, 2020

Fisher Foundation Commits $1.6 Million to Leaders Fighting the Effects of COVID-19

April 15th, 2020|

DETROIT, April 15, 2020 – The Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation today announced it will deploy $1.6 million to support local leaders working to address some of the most immediate needs presented by the COIVD-19 crisis. The Fisher Foundation and family recognize the critical need to act quickly to assist the people and communities in Southeast Michigan hit hardest by the impacts [...]

2003, 2020

Words of support in response to the COVID-19 public health crisis

March 20th, 2020|

This time of deep uncertainty has reinforced for us the importance of maintaining strong connections and reaching out to those around you to understand how we can help each other. And so, we are reaching out to you today with words of encouragement and support as we work through this crisis together. To our grant partners: We remain committed to working alongside you throughout [...]

2702, 2020

Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation Hosts First-Ever “Impact Investing Bootcamp”

February 27th, 2020|

With the noticeable increase in investments made from traditional funders to social-impact organizations, it is clear that impact investing is becoming a mainstay of the philanthropic industry. But for some foundations, impact investing remains as foreign and intimidating as learning a new language, no matter how keen they are to begin their own impact investment-related work. Recognition of this trend, combined with early successes [...]

711, 2019

Request for Applications: Advancing the Fisher Foundation’s Mission by Investing in Social Enterprises

November 7th, 2019|

The Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation is seeking applications for low-interest concessionary loans from social enterprises based in and serving southeast Michigan. To date, the Foundation has been introduced to potential investment opportunities primarily through its existing network of partner foundations, other grant-making organizations, and community partners. Through this RFA, the Foundation seeks to learn about and potentially partner with a new [...]

309, 2019

Davidoff leaving Deloitte to lead Fisher Group

September 3rd, 2019|

Davidoff, 60, will leave Deloitte after 14 years to serve as the president and CEO of The Fisher Group LLC, which handles the financial affairs of the Max Fisher family, effective Jan. 2, 2020. He succeeds Ira Jaffe, current CEO of Southfield-based law firm Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer & Weiss PC, in the role. Jaffe will remain in various capacities with the Fisher Group, the [...]

606, 2019

Our executive director takes a planned sabbatical

June 6th, 2019|

After more than 12 years of service alongside the family, fellow staff, colleagues in the field, and neighbors who have welcomed us into the work, Doug will be taking a well-deserved three-month sabbatical beginning July 1 and will return October 1. Taking a page from both LA-county based Durfee Foundation’s 20-year commitment to providing sabbaticals to leaders in the for-impact sector, and following the lead of [...]

606, 2019

Brianna Suarez, Program Partner moves to her next challenge!

June 6th, 2019|

Nearly three weeks ago Brianna Suarez shared the news with us she is moving to Newark, NJ to take on a new challenge.  While we are sad to see her go, and our region will not be the same without her, we are so grateful for all she contributed to and led alongside our partners.  The following is a note from Brianna: Over the [...]

2012, 2018

Fisher Foundation Announces New Grants

December 20th, 2018|

The Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation is pleased to announce the following grants and Program-Related Investments have been passed. Early Childhood Brilliant Detroit Brilliant Detroit Brightmoor House: $300,000/2 years Brilliant Detroit has acquired a home in Brightmoor to serve as a central gathering place for local residents; programming is geared to support parents and young children and will include a focus on education, [...]


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