Skyline Public Works blends venture capital with political philanthropy by investing in emerging political entrepreneurs who are re-inventing the progressive movement in the United States. Principals Andy and Deborah Rappaport believe that the movement’s decline provides us with both the requirement and the opportunity to innovate. Skyline Public Works supports organizations who want to do just that.
Skyline Public Works provides administrative and grant making support to the Rappaport Family Foundation which makes grants to non-profit 501 c (3) organizations that promote civic engagement. We are also the general partner in Skyline Public Works Investments which makes investments in for-profit companies whose products enhance the public good.
Skyline Public Works Team
Deborah Rappaport | Founder and CEO
Deborah Rappaport is actively involved in many aspects of progressive politics and social justice with a particular focus on broadening civic participation and access to channels of communication. Deborah founded Skyline Public Works along with her husband, Andy, in 2003 to innovate the progressive movement. In addition to being a managing director of Skyline Public Works, Deborah is the president of the New Progressive Coalition, an organization dedicated to providing support to progressive entrepreneurs and donors. She also serves as the executive director of the Rappaport Family Foundation, is president of the board of the San Jose Museum of Art, and serves on the boards of Music For America, People For The American Way, and Project Billboard. Deborah is an avid collector of contemporary art. She and Andy live in Northern California and have three daughters.
Andy Rappaport | Principal
Andy Rappaport is a partner at August Capital, a leading technology venture capital firm. More background on Andy can be found here.