Grantee Updates: 2019 Off To A Great Start!

Grantee Updates: 2019 Off To A Great Start!

Categorized as: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 18, 2019. Related Grantees: Agora Partnerships, Anseye Pou Ayiti (Teach for Haiti), Bean Voyage, CREA Nicaragua, Destiny Foundation through Cents of Relief, Educate Lanka, Idea4Africa, KadAfrica, Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum, Resonate, StrongMinds, Tomorrow’s Youth Organization, Voix & Actions, Women LEAD.

By Sally Skees-Helly, Chief Financial Officer and Director Editor’s Note: It’s always rewarding to dig into our grantee partners’ latest accomplishments when I pull together my quarterly Director’s Report. The tenacity and ingenuity each brings...Read more
Venture Philanthropy Creates the World’s First Global-Impact Bond

Venture Philanthropy Creates the World’s First Global-Impact Bond

Categorized as: , , , , , & Tagged as: , , , on February 2, 2019. Related Grantees: African Entrepreneur Collective, Bean Voyage, Jibu, KadAfrica, Kiretono Resource Centre through AID Tanzania, LivelyHoods, The BOMA Project, Upaya Social Ventures, Working Capital for Community Needs.

Cover photo: Village Enterprise students graduate out of poverty by completing their small-business training program.   Editor’s note: How do you know if your impact investments are actually having impact? One way is how our newest partner, Village...Read more
Our 2018 Annual Report

Our 2018 Annual Report

Categorized as: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 7, 2019.

Editor’s Note: We had an amazing year at Skees Family Foundation. We made a lot of changes and are really looking forward to a great and productive 2019. Thanks to all of our partners and all of our readers for your hard work and dedication! Brienne Skees,...Read more
Grantee 2018 Wrap Up–See What They’ve Done!

Grantee 2018 Wrap Up–See What They’ve Done!

Categorized as: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 8, 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, JAAGO Foundation through the Jolkona Foundation, Medha, Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum, Resonate, StrongMinds, Tomorrow’s Youth Organization, Voix & Actions, Women LEAD.

Sally Skees-Helly, Chief Financial Officer and Director African Entrepreneurship Collective: AEC continues to provide entrepreneurs in Rwanda with skills and mentoring to develop and grow their businesses, including many refugees from Sub-Saharan Africa escaping...Read more
“Everything Africa Needs Is Already Here”–African Entrepreneur Collective

“Everything Africa Needs Is Already Here”–African Entrepreneur Collective

Categorized as: , , , , & Tagged as: , , , , , , on November 10, 2018.

   By Suzanne Skees, Founder and Board Chair        Editor’s notes: Happy 5th anniversary to African Entrepreneur Collective (AEC)! It’s an honor to partner, almost since their launch, with a social enterprise that’s made such a...Read more