Fierce Champion of Detroit Children

The Skillman Foundation is a children’s philanthropy that works to ensure Detroit youth achieve their highest aspirations.

We love Detroit. We love Detroit children. And we believe the futures of the two are inextricably intertwined.

Our Work

We work alongside a diversity of partners, deploying all forms of capital—financial, reputational, and relational—to advance an Opportunity Agenda for Detroit Children. We are focused on strengthening three youth-serving systems to serve Detroit kids equitably and exceptionally: