See Covid-19 updates, resources and contact information.

Updated Coronavirus COVID-19 Procedures & Resources

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 will monitor local and national recommendations to reassess our office policy, with staff and community well-being as our top priority.

You can reach us by

Phone: (313) 393-1185

Individual staff contact information is included on our website.


United Way for Southeastern Michigan
An online resource that includes a funding request form to help nonprofits respond to the virus, a way for donors to support this fund, and resources for families and individuals.

For individuals and families

Expert & official recommendations

Food, shelter, medical assistance, and more

  • Dial 2-1-1: A United Way service that provides referrals to programs in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, Monroe and Lapeer counties
  • Visit United Way’s online database with more than 30,000 different statewide programs and services
  • Visit A directory of food pantries, searchable by zip code

For organizations  

COVID-19 What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know: This webinar, presented by Venable LLC, reviews how to manage workers, contracts, insurance, events, travel, and other workplace situations.

Managing Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Workplace: This webinar, presented by Dykema, discusses what duty employers have to protect employees, recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, potential Family and Medical Leave Act obligations, the impact of reasonable accommodations, what personnel policies may be implicated, and whether updates to employer policies are in order. Other issues raised revolve around travel restrictions, compensation problems for employees who miss work voluntarily or otherwise, and how best to communicate with employees about this evolving situation. 

The Skillman Foundation

A voice for children since 1960, The Skillman Foundation is a private philanthropy that serves as a fierce champion of Detroit children. The Foundation works to ensure Detroit youth achieve their highest aspirations by strengthening K-12 public education, afterschool learning opportunities, and college and career pathways.

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