Race Forward

The Skillman Foundation is dedicated to confronting the drivers of inequality and redesign systems with those who have been historically marginalized. As part of this commitment, we hope to strengthen our community by sharing resources that address the challenges facing Detroiters and the world at large.

This month, we are sharing Race Forward, which specializes in systemic analysis and innovative approaches to complex race issues to help people take effective action toward racial equity.


The Skillman Foundation announces President’s Youth Council to guide strategy

The Skillman Foundation is accepting nominations for young Detroiters to serve on its President's Youth Council to advise Foundation leadership by sharing their experiences, perspectives, and ideas about the Foundation’s role as a changemaker in Detroit. Nominations close September 25!


The Skillman Foundation welcomes three new members to its Board of Trustees

Pastor Solomon Kinloch, Jr., Elizabeth Morales, and Gary Targow have joined the Foundation in its work on behalf of Detroit children.

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Philanthropy’s Role in Education Equity and the Return to Learn

President & CEO Tonya Allen and vice president for program and strategy Punita Dani Thurman were interviewed by the Council of Michigan Foundations about how grantmakers can support Michigan children as they return to school.

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Reducing Child Abuse through Proactive Support

Program officer Matthew Hoerauf writes about a new partnership dedicated to supporting the well-being of Detroit children.

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Opportunities for Youth & Partners

Black and Bright: Advancing Equitable Education Policies

On Friday, October 23rd at 11 a.m. The Skillman Foundation will be sponsoring and moderating an MPCConversations panel discussion with john a. powell and Mark Rosenbaum.

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COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants Opportunity

The Spark Justice Fund at Borealis Philanthropy invites grassroots organizations working to transform pretrial justice to apply for funding to meet the urgent needs arising from the COVID-19 pandemic in jails and communities.

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ProjectArt's Fall Youth Classes

ProjectArt - Detroit has announced its schedule of fall art classes for youth ages 4-18.

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