Our Philosophy

Giving Back.

Creating a culture of giving means more than the sharing of funds. To effect lasting, positive change, we must also take action and give of ourselves. That is how we will inform and inspire a legacy that passes from one generation to the next.

Whether the need calls for extra time, ideas, project materials or personal connections, we strive to fully support every effort we embrace to make a greater Chicago.


case studies

Bunker Labs

Building the Entrepreneurial Dream for U.S. Veterans

When Skender Foundation discovered that Bunker Labs helped veterans build businesses, they unlocked funding to build Bunker Labs’ new office at 1871. 

Urban Initiatives

Strengthening Communities and Character Through Sport

The Builders’ Board partnered with Urban Initiatives for their annual Harvesting Hope event and helped raise funds for programming throughout Chicago. 


Almost Home Kids

Giving Health and Comfort Between Hospital and Home

Every year, Skender Foundation and the Builders’ Board partners with Almost Home Kids and delivers gifts to children with medical needs. 

Foundations of Music

Dreaming of Music for Every Child 

The Builders’ Board and over 350 attendees at Harvesting Hope joined forces to support music education in over 30 Chicago Public Schools.