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 www.staging.skoll.org.
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