Triskeles believes that aligning practice with purpose – at the individual level, in the community and on a global scale – is the way to achieve a positive future.
The Triskeles Foundation was founded in 2002 by Clemens Pietzner and a small group of colleague board members.
Four contemporary and ageless themes serve as the inspirational and motivational content for Triskeles’ programs and activities:
- Developing a positive future for all
- Deeply understanding the qualities, attitudes and elements inherent in the issues of ownership and stewardship
- Engaging in and understanding the dynamic between our human individuality and our community(ies)
- Bringing consciousness to the deeper aspects of money, its nature, flow and how our intentions and motivations influence it
From 2002-2009, the Triskeles (Greek for “three legs” or activity areas) Foundation developed its three program areas: philanthropic services (including Donor Advised Funds), experiential youth programs, and consulting/advisory services to support smaller not for profits.
In 2009, in order to further focus and streamline responsibilities, Triskeles realigned its activities into two separate not for profits: Triskeles Foundation—which continues to offer philanthropic and educational services and the Donor Advised Funds; and Triskeles Inc, which offers and develops experiential youth programs (currently six programs in PA and NY).
The Foundation, since its inception, has made millions of dollars in grants to hundreds of organization and continues to evolve its programs, services, investment approaches, and partnerships.