Supporting Brightmoor Leaders


The Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation’s Supporting Brightmoor Leaders program provides capacity building grants to social impact organizations and individual neighborhood leaders within the Brightmoor neighborhood. Fisher Foundation created a fund at CFSEM that awarded $100,000 in capacity building grants in 2017, followed by an additional $100,000 in 2018.

Social impact organizations and individual neighborhood leaders are under an immense amount of pressure as they work to serve their communities. The Supporting Brightmoor Leaders program is designed  to meet them where they are, assist in taking them where they would like to be, while remaining open to the possibilities of new ways of working long-term. The program targets a pre-selected group of community partners who either have existing relationships with Fisher Foundation, or substantial leadership roles within the neighborhood.

Supporting Brightmoor Leaders awards grants for capacity building opportunities, defined as an experience that “enables leaders and organizations to develop the skills and resources they need to improve their work.” These experiences can include programs that provide local and national professional and industry training, tuition and fees for executive education programs, full staff training for programs that encourage growth in capacity for the organization, or professional coaching.


The Brightmoor neighborhood organizations that have being awarded grants through the program include:

Alice in Wonderland
Brightmoor Artisans Collective
Brightmoor Maker Space
Children of the Rising Sun
City Year
Cody Rouge Community Action Alliance
Crystal Swann LLC
Kristy’s Development Center
Development Centers Inc.
Everybody Ready
Grandparents Parenting Again

Great Ebenezer Child Care Center
Good Grief
Gwen’s Heaven’s Angels
Jill’s Creative Learning Center
Little Scholars
Mission: City
Rainbow Haven
Squiggles & Giggles
Sidewalk Detroit
Urban Link Village
Village of Shiny Stars

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