We are committed to a 20 year vision, dramatically changing the odds for Detroit youth.
WHY DETROIT CHILDREN'S FUND?
Choosing the most promising organizations with strong leaders
Long-term and strategic investment strategy
Deep knowledge & relationships in Detroit and the education field
Invest in the bestWe only invest in the organizations with the highest potential to change the life trajectories for kids in Detroit. We look for strong leaders who have the potential to operate exceptional schools.
More than just moneyWe build long-term partnerships by deeply investing both financial capital and professional support to strengthen high-potential organizations. We examine rigorously, make big bets, take calculated risks, and practice a long-term approach to managing investments to maximize social return.
DCF + Skillman Foundation = Better investmentsDCF is powered by a deep partnership with the Skillman Foundation. The Foundation has been working in Detroit since 1960 and is recognized as lead advocate for children in the city. Detroit Children's Fund and the Skillman Foundation share staff, allowing DCF to leverage the Foundation's deep relationships and knowledge.