Skillman Foundation approves $3.5 million in grants

DETROIT - The Skillman Foundation's Board of Trustees approved 26 grants, totally approximately $3.5 million at its June 20 Board meeting.

Grants approved include:

  • Archdiocese of Detroit -- $340,000 over two years to improve the educational environment for Detroit's parochial elementary schools through the development of site-based, school-improvement teams.
  • Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program -- $100,000 for one year in order to increase the number of minority youth who are motivated and academically prepared to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics-related fields.
  • St. John Community Health Investment Corporation -- $260,000 over two years to support start-up and operation of a school-based health clinic at Osborn High School.

Created in 1960, The Skillman Foundation is a private philanthropy committed to helping children in metropolitan Detroit by improving their homes, 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.