Categorized as: About us, Leadership, Stories & Tagged as: Leadership, Philanthropy, Succession, Suzanne Skees on June 11, 2022.
Succession: Why now? What’s next? Beginning as an UnPhilanthropist Truth is, I never did like philanthropy. When I had the good fortune to launch Skees Foundation 18 years ago, I didn’t look like a “philanthropist” (being female, middle class,...Read more
Categorized as: About us, Stories on May 28, 2022.
Photo courtesy of Unsplash. Editor’s Note: SFF is moving in a new direction! With some board members stepping down and new members taking their place, it is an exciting time for the foundation. Read below to learn about our shift in leadership team, why...Read more
Categorized as: About us, Africa, Caribbean, Girls & women, Grantmaking strategy, Latin America, Leadership, Our Partners, Poverty Alleviation, Social-impact investments, Stories on May 14, 2022.
Photo courtesy of Beneficial Returns’ LinkedIn: “Congratulations to Beneficial Returns borrower Nazava Water Filters. With a recent investment from Danone Communities, they are accelerating their work bringing affordable water filters to Indonesian...Read more
Categorized as: About us, Africa, Education, Girls & women, Grantee, Job Creation, Leadership, Our Partners, Poverty Alleviation, Stories on April 30, 2022.
Photo Courtesy of KadAfrica-Training session Editor’s note: SFF began working with KadAfrica in 2019 as a new seed grant partner. They have done a fantastic job of “pivoting” through the COVID19 Pandemic and in spite of those obstacles, have endured, and even...Read more
Categorized as: About us, Stories on March 26, 2022.
Photograph courtesy of Angela Benito on Unsplash. Editor’s Note: In 2019, Skees Family Foundation took a deep dive into how we were investing our portfolio, how exactly we were invested, and whether our asset management firm was doing all it could to promote socially...Read more