The Detroit Children’s Fund is the catalyst for a philanthropic movement that deeply engages a new breed of leaders to create America’s best urban ecosystem for children within the next 20 years. We will find the best-in-class organizations and invest deeply in them – with money, human capital and organizational support. Our investments will include high-performing schools and after-school and summer programs. Our investments are aimed at producing the highest-achieving kids in the world – by investing in organizations that surround children with the most talented adults and highest quality programs. Skillman Foundation, which already has invested in programs that have led to a 20-point increase in high school graduation rates in the past 7 years, has created the Detroit Children’s Fund as a separate entity with shared goals: improving the lives of Detroit children.