Annual Report 2020: A Year of Adapting, Learning, and Growing

Annual Report 2020: A Year of Adapting, Learning, and Growing

Categorized as: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 9, 2021. Related Grantees: Agora Partnerships, Anseye Pou Ayiti (Teach for Haiti), Bean Voyage, Beneficial Returns, CREA Nicaragua, Educate Lanka, Education Bridge, Eggpreneur, Idea4Africa, Jibu, KadAfrica, Resonate, Tomorrow’s Youth Organization, Tujenge Africa Foundation, Women LEAD, Village Enterprise.

Editor’s Note: 2020 was a very serious year of reflection for SFF. We took a really deep dive into our privilege as a family and as a foundation and are making some long overdue and much needed changes to the structure of the foundation in the coming year! We...Read more
Goodbye 2020! How Our Nonprofit Partners are Finishing the Year

Goodbye 2020! How Our Nonprofit Partners are Finishing the Year

Categorized as: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 26, 2020. Related Grantees: Agora Partnerships, Anseye Pou Ayiti (Teach for Haiti), Bean Voyage, CREA Nicaragua, Educate Lanka, Education Bridge, Eggpreneur, Idea4Africa, KadAfrica, Tomorrow’s Youth Organization, Tujenge Africa Foundation, Women LEAD.

Editor’s Note: It goes without saying that 2020 has been a heck of a ride. Luckily, we are nearing the end of this disastrous year, with a light on the horizon. Here is a round-up of how our partners are ending the year and looking on to the next! Happy holidays...Read more
Success Through COVID-19: Q1 and Q2 Partner Updates

Success Through COVID-19: Q1 and Q2 Partner Updates

Categorized as: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 23, 2020.

Sally and Brienne on a call with several of our nonprofit partners in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Editor’s Note: We all know that 2020 has been a hectic year to put it mildly. It has been difficult for many of us to keep it together, let alone stay productive....Read more
Annual Report 2019: A Year of Growth for Skees Family Foundation

Annual Report 2019: A Year of Growth for Skees Family Foundation

Categorized as: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 11, 2020. Related Grantees: Agora Partnerships, Anseye Pou Ayiti (Teach for Haiti), Bean Voyage, Beneficial Returns, CREA Nicaragua, Educate Lanka, Education Bridge, Eggpreneur, Idea4Africa, Jibu, KadAfrica, Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation, Resonate, Tomorrow’s Youth Organization, Village Enterprise, Women LEAD.

Editor’s Note: 2019 was an incredible year for Skees Family Foundation. We reevaluated our mission, grant structure, and methodology. We made the decision to create an advisory board. We added a new family board member. It was also an amazing year for our...Read more
2019: A Great Year for Our Nonprofit Partners!

2019: A Great Year for Our Nonprofit Partners!

Categorized as: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 23, 2019.

Editor’s Note: The last half of 2019 saw both growth and challenges from our grantee partners. I am struck by the universally positive and resourceful approach our partners take to roadblocks that sometimes come their way. Whether it’s getting children to...Read more