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.
Recent News11/11/14: Social Progress Index at TEDGlobal 2014
11/11/14: Renee Kaplan’s Video Lessons on “Disruption for Social Good”
11/3/14: The Elder's Debate Wednesday: Empowering Women in Conflict and Peacemaking
10/27/14: The Skoll Foundation Launches Second Annual Social Entrepreneurs Challenge
10/22/14: First-of-its-Kind Report Ranks U.S. Insurance Comapanies on Climate Change Responses
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.
Recent News11/13/14: Washington Post — The U.S. and China Reach a Landmark Climate Deal
11/12/14: The New York Times — Wobbling on Climate Change
11/10/14: Arms Control Wonk — Nuclear Dangers: Now What?
11/9/14: Washington Post — The World Can't Hide from Pandemics
11/7/14: FT — A Move Towards a Nuclear Deal with Iran
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.
Recent News11/12/14: Why You May Care More about Education Than You Realize
11/12/14: Breaking New Ground, Connecting Unlikely Allies
11/4/14: Mental Illness is a Global Crisis, Not Just a Disease of Rich Nations
11/4/14: Lessons from My Father: Education is the Key to Success
11/4/14: Migrant Workers Don't Need to Live in Slavery
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 News11/17/14: 'The Look of Silence' has been Awarded the DOX:Award at the Prestigious CPH:DOX
11/14/14: 'Merchants of Doubt' Shows How Public Opinion is Manipulated
10/28/14: Variety Names Kent Rees One of Hollywood's 'New Leaders' in TV
10/27/14: In An Interview With Variety This Weekend, CITIZENFOUR Distributor Radius TWC Touted the Controversial Documentary's Strong Opening at the Box Office
10/24/14: PIVOT Teams Up With Lyft for the #JustVote Campaign, Encourages Voters To Go To The Polls
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.
Recent News6/16/14: TakePart's Campaign "Know Your Labels, Know Your Food" was mentioned on "CBS This Morning"
5/23/14: TakePart has been nominated for 5 LA Press Club Awards for the 56th SoCal Journalism Awards
5/22/14: TakePart Live to Launch a Year-long Campaign Celebrating Young Veterans
5/21/14: 2014 Media for Liberty Awards Honors "The Deluge", by our own TakePart Editor, Vince Beiser.
5/9/14: Get Ready for 'TakePart Live' 2.0 With Three Electric New Hosts