Foundation approves $9 million in grants

DETROIT -- The Skillman Foundation's Board of Trustees approved 132 grants, totaling more than $9 million at its March 21 Board meeting.

Grants approved include:

  • Henry Ford Health System - $250,000 over two years to finance the start-up of a full-service teen health clinic in Southwestern High School in Detroit.
  • Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion - $100,000 for one year in order to improve the public safety through a community-based partnership led by law enforcement, nonprofit organizations and residents in southwest Detroit.
  • Forgotten Harvest, Inc. - $200,000 for one year to provide support for the distribution of fresh food items to Detroit-area emergency food distributors serving families with children.

Created in 1960, the Skillman Foundation is a private philanthropy committed to helping children in metropolitan Detroit by improving their home, schools and neighborhoods. Skillman grantmaking supports nonprofit organizations, schools and agencies in Wayne, Macomb and Oakland Counties, with a special emphasis on organizations working in the city of Detroit.