IMPACT

Since our inception, Triskeles has distributed millions of dollars to hundreds of nonprofits nationally and internationally. Our approach encourages our donors to develop their perspectives, engagement, grant-making and investing to match their values and community needs.

Approximate average size of individual Donor Advised Funds across the US.*

+ 20 %

Aggregate annual grant payout rates from Donor Advised Funds.*

$300,000

The United Nations has developed the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which provides a global blueprint for dignity, peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and in the future. These goals address and provide actionable plans for many of the world's most pressing issues. Whether your values align with any or multiple of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we can help reflect your values with both your charitable giving and within the underlying investments in your Donor Advised Fund.

 

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Economic growth must be inclusive to provide sustainable jobs and promote equality.

Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity.

Climate change is a global challenge that affects everyone, everywhere.

The food and agriculture sector offers key solutions for development, and is central for hunger and poverty eradication.

Sustainable economic growth will require societies to create the conditions that allow people to have quality jobs.

Careful management of this essential global resource is a key feature of a sustainable future.

Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being for all at all ages is essential to sustainable development.

Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people’s lives and sustainable development.

Investments in infrastructure are crucial to achieving sustainable development.

Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss

To reduce inequalities, policies should be universal in principle, paying attention to the needs of disadvantaged and marginalized populations.

Access to justice for all, and building effective, accountable institutions at all levels.

Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.

There needs to be a future in which cities provide opportunities for all, with access to basic services, energy, housing, transportation and more.

Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

Clean, accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in.

Responsible Production and Consumption.

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Meaningful Impact

Since its inception, Triskeles Foundation has distributed millions of dollars to hundreds of nonprofits nationally and internationally. Our approach encourages our donors to develop their perspectives, engagement, grant-making and investing to match their values and community needs.

Grant Focus Areas

Triskeles Foundation encourages intentionality and engagement in individuals, for their communities and for global issues that serve the public good.

Environmental Priorities

Social & Economic Justice/ Human Needs

Educational &

Cultural Priorities

Environmental Priorities

 Agriculture and Sustainable Farming
Environmental and Ecological Balance/ 

Education
Food and Food Programs
Resource Conservation
Water Issues
Wildlife/Nature Preservation

 

Social and Economic Justice / Human Needs

 Collaborative Philanthropy
Economic Justice
Human Services

International Relief/Other Programs
LGBTQ Activities
Peace-Oriented Activities
Poverty Eradication
Public Health/Complementary Health
Social Action, Justice, Finance
Special Needs /Child Advocacy
Women and Girls’ Activities
Youth Programs

 

Educational/

Cultural Priorities

Arts/Music/Theater
Contemplative Practice
Cultural Programs
Experiential Learning
Education - Early Childhood Through Adult
Holistic Spiritual Research and Activities

Faith-Based Activities
Skill, Leadership and Capacity Building

 

Aligning Philanthropic Values with Investments in a Donor Advised Fund

A few of our examples:

The Community Investing Fund

This donor is knowledgeable about investing, supports progressive local, movement building nonprofits and values local, potentially high risk/high reward/high impact investments.  The Community Investing Fund therefore now holds:

·         A private fixed income investment in an early stage organic baking company that centrally includes persons coming out of incarceration as employees

·         A private equity holding in an early stage energy conservation company

 

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The Good Day Fund

This potential donor has a strong gender equity and environmental conservation giving orientation.  Therefore, the Good Day Fund’s investments will focus on:

·         “best of class” fossil fuel free/gender lens mutual funds across asset classes

·         Specific public equities in water/solar

·         Fixed income community loan fund notes

·         Cash (providing immediate liquidity for grant recommendations)

           

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