Skoll Foundation

Skoll Foundation

Accelerating entrepreneurial approaches and innovative solutions.

Foundation | Africa | Access to Information | Sustainable Land Use

 

Overview

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, their 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. Social entrepreneurs are society’s change agents, creators of innovations that disrupt the status quo and transform their world for the better. By identifying the people and programs already bringing positive change around the world, they empower them to extend their reach, deepen their impact and fundamentally improve society.

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2014

Joint Seed Equity

VisionSpring

Affordable access to eyewear everywhere

VisionSpring an international social enterprise was founded in 2001...

sector

Health Improvement
Generate Funds for Charitable Giving

regions

India

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Dr. Jordan Kassalow

2010

Forest Trends Association

Maintaining and restoring forests and natural ecosystems

Forest Trends mission is to maintain restore and enhance forests...

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Equality & Empowerment/Minorities/Previously Excluded Populations
Community Development

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United States of America

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2006

 $615K Grant

Healthy Cities Group (HCG)

To build environmentally sustainable cities

Healthy City is a nonprofit association that belongs to the...

sector

Community Development

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Peru

People

Jorge Rochabrunt
Paloma Roldan

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250 University Ave, Suite 200
Palo Alto California 94301
United States of America



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