Categorized as: About us, Grantmaking strategy, Leadership, Poverty Alleviation, Social-impact investments, Stories on July 11, 2020.
Editor’s Note: Most people who work in or closely with foundations know about the 5% payout rule. This means that a foundation is required to spend 5% of their assets on foundation expenses, be that grants, staff salaries, general business expenses, etc. Considering...Read more
Categorized as: About us, Education, Grantee, Grantmaking strategy, Leadership, Our Partners, Stories on May 9, 2020.
Editor’s Note: Last week we mentioned we’d been on a group call with several of our partners, discussing how they are coping during this crisis. We also talked about their needs, and one of the (obvious) commonalities was funding. Federal funding is complicated and...Read more
Categorized as: About us, Grantmaking strategy, Leadership, Stories on January 25, 2020.
Editor’s Note: As most of you loyal readers know, 2019 was a crazy year for us. One of our biggest tasks was narrowing down what we do, why we do it, and how we do it. We at SFF have always believed in and trusted our nonprofit partners and we have aimed to...Read more
Categorized as: About us, Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Education, Girls & women, Grantee, Grantmaking strategy, Job Creation, Latin America, Leadership, Middle East, MY JOB book and community, Our Partners, Pacific Islands, Poverty Alleviation, Social-impact investments, Stories, Storytelling, U.S., Youth on January 11, 2020.
Anseye Pou Ayiti (Teach for Haiti),
Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation,
Tomorrow’s Youth Organization,
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
Categorized as: About us, Grantmaking strategy, Job Creation, Leadership, Poverty Alleviation, Social-impact investments, Stories, Storytelling on December 7, 2019.
Editor’s Note: We are so excited to share some of the amazing changes we are making, starting in January. We hope you enjoy our updates and feel free to reach out with any questions. By Shelly Skees, Secretary 2019 has been a reflective year for our board here...Read more