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Skoll Foundation

Foundation/Trust, Non Governmental/Non-Profit Organization


Jeff Skoll created The Skoll Foundation in 1999 to pursue his vision of a sustainable world of peace and prosperity. Led by CEO Sally Osberg since 2001, its mission is to drive large scale change by investing in, connecting and celebrating social entrepreneurs and the innovators who help them solve the world’s most pressing problems. By identifying the people and programs already creating positive change, Skoll Foundation empowers them to extend their reach, deepen their impact and fundamentally improve society.

Over the past 12 years, the Foundation has awarded more than $400 million, including investments in 122 social entrepreneurs and 100 organizations on five continents. In addition to grant-making, the Foundation funds a $20 million+ portfolio of program-related and mission-aligned investments. Skoll also operates the annual Skoll World Forum, the premier conference on social entrepreneurship, and shares the stories of social entrepreneurs through partnerships with leading film and broadcast organizations including the PBS NewsHour and the Sundance Institute, to drive awareness of social entrepreneurship and its potential to address the critical issues of our time. For more information, visit


Issue Areas: Arresting Deforestation · Clean Energy · Clean Water · Early Childhood to Primary Education · Economic Opportunity · Education · Financial Services · Health · Health Delivery · Human Rights · International Justice · Livelihoods · Living Conditions · Peace · Peace and Human Rights · Post-Secondary Education · Responsible Supply Chains · Sanitation · Secondary Education · Smallholder Productivity · Standards · Sustainable Markets · Water Management · Women's and Girls' Education · Youth Job Skills


Alison GilbertMarketing Communications Manager, Skoll Foundation
Brittany BoettcherSenior Program Manager, Skoll Foundation
Chrisoula MarkoulakisExecutive Assistant to Chief Strategy Officer, Skoll Foundation
Christina LunaProgram Coordinator, Skoll Foundation
Cindy Scher HerethExecutive Assistant to the CEO, Skoll Foundation
Claire WathenCommunity Manager, Skoll Foundation
Cristina YoonDirector of Grants Management, Skoll Foundation
Debbie SantosDirector of Finance, Skoll Foundation
Edwin OuDirector, Funder Alliances, Skoll Foundation
Ehren ReedDirector, Analysis & Insight, Skoll Foundation
Jake WadlandCommunications Consultant, Skoll Foundation
Jenneke OlsonGrants and Operations Assistant, Skoll Foundation
Jessica FleutiCurator, Skoll Convenings, Skoll Foundation
Jill Blumberg UltanSenior Producer, Skoll Coummunity and Convenings, Including the Skoll World Forum, Skoll Foundation
Joanna RauChief of Staff, Skoll Foundation
Joony MoonAnalyst, Analysis and Insight, Skoll Foundation
Jude O'ReilleySenior Director, Skoll Awards and Community, Skoll Foundation
Katie MerrickBusiness Systems Analyst, Skoll Foundation
Kimberly HoganGlobal Partnerships Program Manager, Skoll Foundation
Lindsey FishlederSenior Program Manger, Global Partnerships, Skoll Foundation
Phil CollisCreative Director, Skoll Foundation
Renee KaplanChief Strategy Officer, Skoll Foundation
Richard FaheyChief Operating Officer, Skoll Foundation
Sally OsbergPresident and CEO, Skoll Foundation
Sandy HerzDirector of Global Partnerships, Skoll Foundation
Sarah Zak BorgmanDirector & Curator, Skoll World Forum, Skoll Foundation
Suzana GregoDirector of Public Engagement & Communications, Skoll Foundation
Vu DinhProgram Coordinator, Skoll Foundation