Paycheck, Please: Why Jobs Are Better Than Charity

Paycheck, Please: Why Jobs Are Better Than Charity

Categorized as: , , , , on April 20, 2019. Related Grantees: Jibu, Agora Partnerships, Upaya Social Ventures, The BOMA Project, Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation.

  By Suzanne Skees, Founder and Board Chair Editor’s Note: SUZANNE SKEES serves as editor of My Job Books 1 and 2, where she’s privileged to experience and publish a collection of first-person stories by courageous people working a range of jobs from...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
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