100% for Philanthropic Impact: Beneficial Returns

100% for Philanthropic Impact: Beneficial Returns

Categorized as: , , , , , , , , , on October 13, 2018. Related Grantee: Beneficial Returns.

Impact Investing. Image Source: The Daily Journalist Editor’s Note:  Skees Family Foundation partnered with Beneficial Returns by investing a portion of our endowment with their impact investing loan fund in 2017. This move aligns our investment activities with our...Read more
Boys in Action: Creating Economic Security Through Chicks, Pigs, Goats, and Fish

Boys in Action: Creating Economic Security Through Chicks, Pigs, Goats, and Fish

Categorized as: , , , , , , & Tagged as: on August 11, 2018. Related Grantee: Voix & Actions.

How to bring lasting prosperity to Haiti? It turns out not by funneling outside funds into Port au Prince, but by empowering small rural communities through tangible economic opportunity. Voix et Actions’ model of providing livestock to members of a small village to...Read more
2018: A New Year and Great Changes for Our Partners

2018: A New Year and Great Changes for Our Partners

Categorized as: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 12, 2018. Related Grantees: Advancing Girls Education: AGE Africa, African Entrepreneur Collective, Agora Partnerships, Anseye Pou Ayiti (Teach for Haiti), Destiny Foundation through Cents of Relief, Educate Lanka, Global Press Institute, JAAGO Foundation through the Jolkona Foundation, Medha, Pacific Aviation Museum, Resonate, The School Fund, Tomorrow’s Youth Organization, Voix & Actions, Women LEAD, StrongMinds.

Editor’s Note: Pulling together updates of our grantee partners in the first two quarters of the year is always rewarding, as this is the time of year when many organizations issue their annual reports from the previous year. They’ve crunched the numbers,...Read more
Bridging the “Confidence Gap” through Powerful Storytelling

Bridging the “Confidence Gap” through Powerful Storytelling

Categorized as: , , , , , , , , , , & Tagged as: on April 28, 2018. Related Grantee: Resonate.

Resonate has empowered over 4000 women in East Africa with public speaking skills and self-confidence Effectively conveying an idea or information through the power of a well-told story has always been an integral part of the Skees Family Foundation. In fact, it’s in...Read more