The Skoll Foundation drives large-scale change by investing in, connecting, and celebrating social entrepreneurs and other innovators dedicated to solving the world’s most pressing problems. Social entrepreneurs are proven leaders whose approaches and solutions to social problems are helping to better the lives and circumstances of countless underserved or disadvantaged individuals. By identifying the people and programs already bringing positive change around the world, the Skoll Foundation empowers them to extend their reach, deepen their impact and fundamentally improve society.
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12/12/14: Eric Schwarz is Carsey Social Innovator of the Year
12/12/14: How much is being done for the world’s 450 million smallholder farmers?
12/10/14: GoodWeave Founder Accepts Nobel Peace Prize
12/10/14: Congratulations, Malala and Kailash!
The Skoll Global Threats Fund confronts global threats imperiling humanity by seeking solutions, strengthening alliances, and spurring the actions needed to safeguard the future. Created in 2009 by Jeff Skoll, its initial focus will be on five global issues that, if unchecked, could bring the world to its knees: climate change, water scarcity, pandemics, nuclear proliferation and Middle East conflict. The Skoll Global Threats Fund does not accept unsolicited grant proposals.
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12/17/14: Washington Post — Sierra Leone's Crisis Deepens as Doctors Die of Ebola
12/15/14: Arms Control Wonk — Repairing the Diplomatic Threat Reduction Enterprise
12/11/14: AP — A Climate Idea Comes of Age: Zero Emissions
12/10/14: TIME — Person of the Year 2014: Ebola Fighters
The Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship accelerates the impact of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs by uniting them with essential partners in a collaborative pursuit of learning, leverage and large scale social change. This premier gathering of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs is a program of the Skoll Foundation and is co-produced with the Skoll Center for Social Entrepreneurship at the Saïd Business School, Oxford University.
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Participant Media believes that a good story well told can inspire and compel social change. Whether it is a feature film, documentary or other form of media, Participant exists to tell compelling, entertaining stories that bring to the forefront real issues that shape our lives. For each of its projects, Participant creates extensive social action and advocacy programs which provide ideas and tools to transform the impact of the media experience into individual and community action.
Recent News12/18/14: 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ Chosen for Royal Film Performance
12/15/14: For A Film To Change The World, It First Has To Be Watchable
12/5/14: 'CITIZENFOUR' Wins Best Feature Award From International Documentary Association
12/2/14: Two Participant Documentaries Land On The Oscar Short List
11/12/14: Jeff Skoll And UCLA School Of Theater, Film And Television Launch The Skoll Center For Social Impact Entertainment
TakePart.com is an independent online community that connects its members directly to the issues that inspire them to engage, contribute and take action. Our team of editors, writers, and researchers curate and deliver actions in context with in-depth primers to the social, environmental, political and cultural issues of our day. By joining TakePart, individuals and organizations become part of a networked media hub. We’re all here to facilitate collaboration, promote causes and pool resources to create real change in real communities.
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