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Monthly Archives: March 2020

HR and Legal Counsel for Grant Partners during COVID-19

by: Kumar Raj | Mar. 24th, 2020 With the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, nonprofits across the country have questions regarding their employees and operations. With Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Stay Home, Stay Safe, Safe Lives executive order, many employers have shut down in-person operations, further complicating matters surrounding human resources (HR). The Skillman Foundation wants […]

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Top Foundations Pledge Flexible Funding to Grantees in Wake of COVID-19 Crisis

by: Council on Foundations | Mar. 24th, 2020 This post originally appeared on the Council on Foundations’ website. Click here to read the original post by Nicole Forman. New York, March 19, 2020 — More than 40 major US-based and international foundations announced today to pledge their commitment to more flexible funding to help grantee partners […]

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$500k grant to United Way COVID-19 Fund among our initial efforts to support families, nonprofits

by: The Skillman Foundation | Mar. 18th, 2020 The Skillman Foundation has contributed $500,000 in seed funding to United Way for Southeastern Michigan’s Community Response Fund to help families weather hardships during the coronavirus COVID-19 crisis. The Community Response Fund will be used for a multitude of efforts to help individuals who become sick as […]

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Making data work for young people

by: Stephanie Quesnelle | Mar. 16th, 2020 This post was originally shared on Data Driven Detroit’s website. Click here to view the original posting. Last summer, we introduced students at the Detroit International Academy for Young Women to user testing, a fast-growing facet of software development, and then guided them through a user test of […]

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COVID-19 Resources for Students, Families, & Grant Partners

by: The Skillman Foundation | Mar. 16th, 2020 Last updated April 21, 2020 In light of COVID-19 Coronavirus, The Skillman Foundation is compiling a list of free or low-cost resources for students and families to help stay healthy, happy, and learning. Furthermore, we will provide resources for our grant partners to support their work and […]

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Updated Coronavirus COVID-19 Procedures & Resources

by: The Skillman Foundation | Mar. 13th, 2020 The Skillman Foundation team is working remotely. Our offices will be closed until April 30, 2020 for coronavirus Covid-19 safety. While our team is remote, we continue our committed support of Detroit children, families, and the organizations that serve them during this critical time. In April, we […]

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Message from Tonya Allen: Our Response to Coronavirus COV-19

by: Tonya Allen | Mar. 11th, 2020 Privilege and responsibility are two words The Skillman Foundation often uses when talking about our shared work. We are privileged to be able to, together with the people of Detroit, champion and safeguard the people of our beloved city—particularly those most vulnerable. With these privileges comes responsibility to […]

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Educators Share Recommendations to Address Our State’s Teacher Shortage

by: Council of Michigan Foundations | Mar. 2nd, 2020 This story originally appeared as part of the Council of Michigan Foundation’s (CMF) Weekly Download. Click here to read the original post. A new report is sharing insights from educators on potential solutions to address Michigan’s teacher shortage. According to the report, conducted by Public Policy […]

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