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 News9/30/14: YouthBuild USA Announces Partnership with Starbucks and Schultz Family Foundation
9/29/14: This Week: Talks by Charmian Gooch and Paul Farmer in San francisco; Molly Melching in Seattle
9/25/14: Gary White and Matt Damon's Talk at Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting
9/24/14: Camfed and Room to Read Part of Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Reach 14 Million Girls
9/23/14: Medic Mobile's New Film: Who Are Comunity Health Workers?
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 News9/30/14: Vox — Solar Power is Growing So Fast that Older Energy Companies are Trying to Stop It
9/29/14: Cedar Rapids Gazette — Follow the Flu By Phone
9/26/14: Wall Street Journal — MAking Headway Against Climate Change
9/25/14: Wall Street Journal — The Anti-Vaccination Epidemic
9/24/14: Foreign Policy — The Unaffordable Arsenal
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 News9/29/14: Delegates in the Driver's Seat at Opportunity Collaboration
9/23/14: Essays: Oxford for Impact Project
9/22/14: Hidden Influencers Key to Unlocking Women's Economic Potential
9/21/14: Water for Everyone is Possible
9/21/14: Community Libraries: A Solution to Global Illiteracy
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 News9/30/14: PIVOT Talent and TPL Guests, Participant Joins the White House National Campaign to Stop Sexual Assault
9/30/14: 'A Monster Calls' Begins Production
9/29/14: PIVOT Named Finalist in Cynopsis Digital Model D Awards
9/8/14: When Georgia Smiled: The Robin McGraw Revelation Foundation Teams Up With Pivot and Students of the World to Launch the #IAspire Campus Challenge
9/6/14: The Look of Silence Won Five Awards at the Venice International Film Festival, Where It World Premiered This Weekend
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