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Our Process

Thank you for your interest in connecting with The Skillman Foundation. In a typical year, we make approximately 90-100 grants to support and strengthen K-12 education, afterschool, and college and career pathways for Detroit kids. Most frequently, we proactively invite applications from organizations. However, we are always interested in learning more about organizations working to support young people in Detroit.

In conjunction with our organizational priorities for 2022, we are working on revising our grant application and review process to make sure it is equitable and accessible to a wider range of organizations. As we engage in this process, we are still accepting inquiries for potential grants.  

If you have a specific question about our grantmaking process, please contact our grants manager. Furthermore, contact a program officer to discuss a potential funding partnership.  

There are more vital activities happening in Detroit than one foundation can fund. That said, we strive to be “greater than grants.” If we are not able to fund your work, we may know of other connections that may help the goals of your organization.