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Detroit Education Community

Education doesn't happen in a vacuum and neither does the work of improving education. Great partnerships require deep commitment to a common goal or vision, and our partners have that in abundance. Our partners include, but are not limited to:

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Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation

The mission of the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation is to "enrich humanity by strengthening and empowering children and families" in need. While remaining flexible in their approach the foundation gives priority to: providing for the needs of and ensuring the future of the Jewish people and to respecting their legacy and commitment to the Detroit community. Areas of critical importance include education, arts, culture and health with particular attention to work pertaining to HIV/AIDS.

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McGregor Fund

The McGregor Fund has a long history of supporting educational projects and institutions. The McGregor Fund's Education Committee regularly reviews the current education environment and updates the grantmaking priorities to reflect the most promising opportunities for improving the educational outcomes of Detroit-area children and young adults.

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Skillman Foundation

The Skillman Foundation brings ideas and people together in Detroit. The foundation invests $17 million a year in six investment areas: education, safety, social innovation, neighborhoods, community leadership, and youth development.

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The Kresge Foundation

Working with other philanthropic organizations, nonprofits, business, government and other community based partners, the Kresge Foundation is investing in areas that leverage Detroit's strong assets and present opportunities for helping Detroit residents imagine and build a vibrant 21st-century version of their city. There are nine components to Kresge's work in Detroit: arts and culture, education reform, entrepreneurial development, green economy, health, mass transit development, complete neighborhoods, city land use, and anchor institutions.

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W.K. Kellogg Foundation

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation grants funding to programs that support parents, students, educators and others in their efforts to change the formal educational system in ways that help children succeed in school and life. Additionally, Kellogg Foundation encourages innovative education practices, which include partnerships between schools, families, communities, government, and business.

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Walton Family Foundation

The Walton Family Foundation is committed to improving K-12 education in the United States at every level – in traditional public schools, charter public schools and private schools. Through three distinct initiatives, the foundation invests in efforts to shift decision-making power over where a child attends school to his or her family by: Shaping public policy, creating quality schools, and improving existing schools. The foundation's investment sites are: Albany, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Harlem (NY), Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Memphis, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Newark (NJ), Phoenix, and Washington, DC.

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