Yellow Chair Foundation is now Skyline Foundation

Dear community,

From its founding 23 years ago, this foundation has focused its grantmaking on organizations that address problems at their roots and shift systems toward a more equitable and just future. Now as we look ahead, we are excited to share that the foundation has changed its name to reflect our hopes and vision for the future.

Our new name, Skyline Foundation, is inspired by a nearby road that provides a special vantage point from which to take in the beauty of the broader region. Defined as the juncture of earth and sky, the word skyline evokes the coming together of all that grounds us and all that lets us dream and envision. It bridges the urban and natural landscapes that we collectively inhabit and steward, and that we seek to strengthen through our grantmaking.

In addition to a new name, the foundation has recently undergone a leadership transition. We would like to celebrate and share our gratitude for Ash McNeely, who expertly led the foundation for more than a decade. She guided us through key formative years and enabled our work to grow and expand in ways we never could have imagined when we were just starting out.

And we welcome our new executive director, Angie Chen. She joins us from the Libra Foundation, where she played key roles in shaping Libra’s trust-based approach to grantmaking and building and developing its team. We are energized and inspired by the expertise and empathy she brings to our shared work.

In the midst of these changes, the foundation remains steadfastly committed to its program areas and grantees. Our values and vision for the future remain the same.

We look forward to continuing to partner with you all to look beyond the horizon and envision our collective future.

In gratitude,
Angela and David Filo
Skyline Foundation Board of Directors