Article examines how local foundations are changing

Local foundations are reinventing themselves, rethinking strategies and directing much of their efforts at public schools, Dome Magazine reports in a recent article.

The article examines how foundations such as The Skillman Foundation, United Way of Southeastern Michigan and the Kresge Foundation are picking up the slack during a time when state legislators are cutting budgets, often with education losing funds.

"All the bleak news coming out of the state Capitol only heightens the role of Michigan-based private and community foundations, which -- while facing their own financial strategies -- are rethinking their strategies for rebuilding lives and communities," the article reports.

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