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 News8/11/14: Jockin Arputham Profiled in one of India's Largest Business Newspapers
8/8/14: CNBC Africa Features KickStart
8/6/14: Ann Cotton Speaks at U.S.-Africa Summit Hosted by the White House and Others
8/6/14: Tostan's Work Shared at Reception During Girl Summit
8/5/14: SSIR: Aflatoun Exploring What it Means to be a Social Franchise
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 News8/8/14: Washington Post — Ebola Fever
8/6/14: Washington Post — The Real Ebola Risk is to Africa, Not the U.S.
8/4/14: Wall Street Journal — Ebola: How Worried Should We Be?
8/1/14: Bloomberg BusinessWeek — Insuring Against Global Warming's Surprises
7/31/14: Washington Monthly — Progressives Need to See the Bigger Picture on 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.
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7/29/14: Global Fund Procurement Savings Bring Healthcare Benefits
7/24/14: Grounds for Peace in Afghanistan and the Middle East
7/12/14: How Digital Cash Is Changing Lives
7/8/14: Building Resilient Communities in the Philippines, Together
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.
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8/11/14: Time Featured Pivot's 'Please Like Me'
8/8/14: Entertainment Weekly Gives 'Please Like Me' an 'A'
8/8/14: 'Human Resources' On Pivot, Gives Hope to the Working Young
8/7/14: The World Bank Calls 'Contagion,' A Good Example of A Film Addressing Pandemic Disease
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"
35/23/14: 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.
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