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 pandemic,” Caldwell said. “These partnerships — much like the missions and resources of each foundation — are unique; therefore, so are the response efforts. Foundations are deploying mission-aligned resources in a myriad of ways, leveraging the tools they have available.”

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