About Us

The Skees Family Foundation, a 501(c)3 private charitable foundation (EIN#83-0411607), works with nonprofits (NPOs) and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) serving families in need around the world.

The Skees Family Foundation — family helping families — extends self-help to youth and families to end poverty worldwide.  We support organizations in the U.S., Africa, Asia, Central and South America, India, and the Pacific to promote job creation and economic development. We value love in action to create equal opportunity for all. And as a diverse multigenerational group with limited time and funds, we believe that we — and you — can change the world for good.


Skees Family Foundation works to end global poverty by partnering with community-based organizations to create fulfilling jobs and build job readiness through vocational or entrepreneurial training.


Skees Family Foundation envisions a world in which every person has the opportunity to lead a self-determined, prosperous life.


Equality. Respect. Trust. Solidarity. Boldness. Innovation. Hope.


We wish to reach out in love and respect, to share our time and resources and to learn from other families’ resilience in the face of poverty and adversity. We hope, in whatever small and large ways we can, to advance the freedom, safety, health, and happiness of other families.


Opportunity for all.

If you need a grant

We do not accept any unsolicited requests for grants. However, we sincerely wish you well in your own work alongside the Skees Family Foundation as we strive to end poverty and advance equality. Many foundations who have grants available list them with the Foundation Center.

If you want to help

If you share our concern for families in poverty who deserve a chance to build a better life, please donate directly to these programs.