Skillman approves $12 million in grants

Detroit - The Skillman Foundation's Board of Trustees approved 54 grants, totaling more than $12 million at its November 15 Board meeting.

Grants approved include:

  • Poverty and Social Reform Institute - $1,082,000 over three years, for a Family Resource Center in the Brightmoor Community.
  • Brightmoor Community Center - $100,000 for one year to develop a youth and parent leadership component in conjunction with an out-of-school, youth-centered program.
  • ARISE Detroit - $500,000 over two years to support a nonprofit and media collaboration to increase volunteerism, individual activism and positive media coverage of the efforts in Detroit.

For a detailed list of grantees, go to

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.