What We Fund

The Skillman Foundation provides grant funding and other supports to organizations that provide exceptional educational and development opportunities for Detroit children and support youth to lead and achieve their highest aspirations.

Grant Partner Requirements

  • Be a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and provide your tax ID (EIN) number or be a government or public agency (city, county, state, public school district)
  • Be a publicly supported charity as defined in Section 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code
  • Have total revenues of at least $100,000 for your preceding fiscal year and be able to provide a copy of a current financial audit conducted by an independent certified public accountant
  • In policy and practice, offer opportunity and service to all, regardless of age, race, creed, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and ethnicity

What We Don’t Fund

  • For-profit institutions
  • Endowments, building campaigns, or capital costs, including construction, renovation, or equipment
  • Political campaigns, to support political activities or to lobby for or against pieces of legislation

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