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 News12/3/13: Willy Foote Interviews Dalberg: An Update on the Smallholder Finance Industry
12/2/13: Jeff Skoll on the Cover of Forbes Philanthropy Issue + New Article in Guardian Sustainable Business
11/27/13: Riders for Health in Stanford GSB Magazine
11/26/13: Friends of the Earth Middle East Holds "Good Water Neighbors" Conference
11/25/13: Financial Times: "Bill Strickland's Education Revolution"
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 News12/3/13: Wall Street Journal — Kissinger and Shultz — What a Final Iran Deal Must Do
12/2/13: Economist — Unlocking the Middle East
11/27/13: New York Times — W.H.O. Estimate of Swine Flu Deaths in 2009 Rises Sharply
11/26/13: Washington Post — Iran Deal is a Diplomatic Success Story
11/25/13: New York Times — Getting to Yes 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 News11/22/13: Job Givers: How Social Enterprise Can Tackle Tunisian Unemployment
11/21/13: An Interview with the Permanent Secretary at Rwanda's Ministry of Finance
11/21/13: Africa's Next Generation
11/21/13: Pity Charity: Why It Can Be Abusive to Children
11/20/13: Typhoon Haiyan is a Warning: We Need to Change the Climate Debate
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 News12/2/13: A Place At The Table's Tom Colicchio and Lori Silverbush on CBS This Morning
11/27/13: Variety: A Place At The Table Nominated for Producers Guild Award
11/26/13: The Square Nominated for 2014 Independent Spirit Award
11/25/13: TakePart Wins LA Press Club National Entertainment Journalism Award
11/20/13: Participant Media's TakePart.com Launches Online Donations Powered by Crowdrise
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 News12/2/13: Do Good. Feel Good: TakePart's Guide to Giving to Amazing Charities
11/24/13: Announcing the 'Food, Inc.' Award Winners
11/21/13: Welcome to the New TakePart
11/4/13: Looking at Egypt's Revolution Through 'The Square'
10/30/13: Cesar Chavez, American Hero: Get a Sneak Peak at the Upcoming Biopic