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
Happy 15 Year Anniversary to Skees Family Foundation!

Happy 15 Year Anniversary to Skees Family Foundation!

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

Editor’s Note: Every so often Skees Family Foundation uses the services of the Nueva School, a school for gifted students in the Bay Area in California. The school matches their curriculum and extracurricular activities to meet the needs of their students. Part of...Read more
Beekeepers Earn Their Way out of Poverty in Ravaged Haiti

Beekeepers Earn Their Way out of Poverty in Ravaged Haiti

Categorized as: , , , , , , & Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 22, 2019.

  Cover image: Candlemakers from Haiti.   By Vincent Oviedo, a Skees Family Foundation (SFF) member and social worker/therapist, and Suzanne Skees, founder and board chair of SFF and editor of the MY JOB book series.   Coauthors’ Note Why Haiti? You...Read more