Carl Skoggard and Joe Holtzman

NET WORTH: Unknown 

SOURCE OF WEALTH: Author, painter

FUNDING AREAS: Human & Civil Rights, Human Services

OVERVIEW: Carl Skoggard and his partner Joe Holtzman move philanthropy through the Holtzman Family Foundation, which has given modest sums of late. Foundation giving focuses on human rights, civil rights, and progressive organizations.

BACKGROUND: Carl Skoggard was born in Virginia and attended Haverford College. He is a writer and lives with artist Joe Holtzman outside Hudson, New York. Holtzman's late father, Samuel, was also an artist. Skoggard is a celebrated German translator and former editor and contributor to Nest: A Quarterly of Interiors, an influential magazine of design and style.


HUMAN AND CIVIL RIGHTS: Support has gone to the ACLU, Human Rights Watch, Innocence Project, Just Detention International, National Immigration Forum, and Southern Poverty Law Center. Progressive shops seem to be a particular interest.

HUMAN SERVICES: Grantees include Regional Food Bank of NE and NY.

LOOKING FORWARD: It’s unclear how much money is waiting in the wings here but expect the family to stick with their select interest areas.


The Holtzman Family Foundation does not provide a clear avenue of contact but below is an address:

The Holtzman Family Foundation
28 East 73rd Street, 12B
New York, NY 10021