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 News4/15/14: Skoll Awards Ceremony Highlights
4/15/14: Sally Osberg to Speak at Inaugural "Magis" Dinner May 18 at Santa Clara University
4/8/14: Sally Osberg on Bloomberg TV Talking about SPI Launch
4/8/14: iPass and Skoll Foundation Announce Strategic Partnership
4/4/14: Skoll World Forum Highlights and Tickets
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 News4/14/14: New York Times — Go Ahead, Vladimir, Make My Day
4/10/14: Wall Street Journal — Slash Greenhouse Gases to Meet Climate Goals, U.N. Draft Says
4/7/14: Foreign Policy — The Shots Heard Around the World
4/4/14: The Economist — Climate Change: In the Balance
4/3/14: Globe and Mail — Climate change is more than just hot air
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 News4/14/14: Recap: The Impact Jackpot: Service Delivery Innovation for the Very Poor
4/14/14: Recap: Meeting the Challenge of Increased Energy Demand: Opportunities for a 'Clean' Energy Matrix
4/14/14: Recap: Promises and Pitfalls in the Age of Big Data
4/11/14: Recap, Day Three: Vulnerability, Creativity and Collaboration
4/11/14: Recap, Day Two: Leadership, Talent and Innovation
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 News4/14/14: Indiewire Debuted the Trailer for 'Misconception', Premiering this Weekend at the Tribeca Film Festival
4/11/14: Indiewire Interviewed 'Misconception' Director Jessica Yu in Advance of the Film's Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival
4/10/14: Pivot Television Network and Shazam team Up for Earth Month
4/10/14: "Si, Se Puede", Says Jeff Skoll
4/10/14: TAG and its Partner Samsung's "Create the Future" Video Nominated in the Online Film & Video: Technology Category for the 18th Annual Webby Awards
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 News3/20/14: TakePart.com Showcases Cesar Chavez Film's White House Visit Today
3/12/13: 'The Great Invisible' Wins Best Doc Award at SXSW Film Festival
3/11/13: The TEACH "Teacher Stories" Contest
1/24/14: 'The Square': Exclusive Live Chat and Blog
1/11/14: Meghan McCain to Join 'TakePart Live'