How The Skillman Foundation used capacity building to widen Detroit’s net of inclusion
By partnering with Catchafire, The Skillman Foundation has become a regional catalyst for Detroit. Through capacity building, we’re supporting BIPOC-led nonprofits and communities throughout Michigan.
How The Skillman Foundation has used capacity building programs
Too often, organizations working closest to an issue receive the least support. In Detroit, that inequity gets compounded by race. Catchafire is linking Detroit’s Black leaders and leaders of color to pro-bono resources so they can strengthen their organizations without having to sacrifice service to the community.
Program Officer, The Skillman Foundation
Top nonprofit needs
Addressing racial equity in Detroit
A recent survey has highlighted this inequity:
- 66.5% of the city’s nonprofits have executive directors who are Black, Indigenous or are People of Color
- Organizations with leaders of color have assets between $471 and $1.8 million
- Most white-led organizations have assets between $63,228 and $3.6 million
Kids. Community. Hip hop.
If it hadn't been for Catchafire, we wouldn't exist. Catchafire has impacted our operational tasks and has allowed us to rally support to help push our mission. Since completing our projects, we are more organized and now run like a well-oiled machine.
CEO & Co-Founder, Class Act Detroit