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 News4/29/15: How to Help Skoll Awardees Affected by the Nepal Earthquake
4/27/15: Sally Osberg & Roger L. Martin: ‘Two Keys to Sustainable Social Enterprise’ in Harvard Business Review
4/17/15: Skoll Foundation and UN Foundation Grants Fuel Partnerships Between Social Entrepreneurs and UN Agencies
4/12/15: Skoll Foundation Announces 2015 Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship
4/6/15: Better Land Management in the Amazon? Here’s a New Tool
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 News4/29/15: New York Times — The Pope Joins the Climate Wars
4/28/15: Brookings Institution — We must keep working for a world without nuclear weapons
4/27/15: Foreign Policy — How to Make Sure Iran Is a Nuclear Non-Proliferator
4/21/15: New York Times — Ebola Lying in Wait
4/9/15: New York Times — If We Dig Out All Our Fossil Fuels, Here's How Hot We Can Expect It To Get
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 News4/18/15: Song, Laughter and Art at the Skoll World Forum Closing Plenary
4/17/15: Skoll Awards Ceremony 2015 Highlights
4/16/15: "Skoll World Forum 2015 Opening: ‘Belief is Rooted in Lessons from Home’
4/16/15: Zero Carbon the Climate Justice Way
4/13/15: What the Press is Saying about the 2015 Skoll Awards
Participant Media is a leading media company dedicated to entertainment that inspires and compels social change. Founded in 2004 by Jeff Skoll, Participant combines the power of a good story well told with opportunities for viewers to get involved. Participant's more than 60 films include Lincoln, Contagion, The Help, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Food, Inc., Waiting For 'Superman,' CITIZENFOUR and An Inconvenient Truth. Participant has also launched more than a dozen original series, including "Please Like Me," "Hit Record On TV with Joseph Gordon-Levitt," and "Fortitude," for its television network, Pivot. Participant's digital hub, TakePart, serves millions of socially conscious consumers each month with daily articles, videos and opportunities to take action. Follow Participant Media on Twitter at @Participant and on Facebook.
Recent News4/21/15: Participant Media received Armed Forces Foundation’s Patriot of the Year Award
4/9/15: Bold Films Teams with Participant Media for Ric Roman Waugh's SHOT CALLER
4/9/15: Pivot and Sky Atlantic Greenlight Season Two of the Critically Acclaimed Drama Series 'Fortitude'
3/21/15: 'The Look of Silence' wins Audience Award at SXSW 2015
3/12/15: Upfronts 2015: Pivot Plants More Doc Seeds, Re-ups ‘HitRecord’
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 News4/19/15: TakePart.Com Wins Excellence in Financial Journalism Award
4/17/15: 'The Cove' Petition Delivered To The White House With Over 1 Million Signatures
4/7/15: TakePart Action Platform Offers New Action Types for Socially Conscious Consumers
2/20/15: TakePart.Com Launches New Letter Writing Action Type For TAP
1/20/15: Cynopsis Social Good Awards Finalists