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
Shelly and Brienne’s Trip to Mexico: Our HeartFund Trip!

Shelly and Brienne’s Trip to Mexico: Our HeartFund Trip!

Categorized as: , , , , , , , , , on February 16, 2019. Related Grantees: Agora Partnerships, Beneficial Returns.

Our family huddled around at the end of our amazing trip to Mexico! Editor’s Note: In 2017, Skees Family Foundation board members were gifted a very unique opportunity. The JasmineHugh Heart Fund was created, which is a privately funded grant program that allows board...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