Skoll Foundation

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The Skoll Foundation is dedicated to expanding the impact of successful social innovations by empowering the social entrepreneurs behind them. The Foundation works across six issue areas: economic opportunity, education, environmental sustainability, health, peace and human rights, and sustainable markets. Each year, they present select social entrepreneurs with the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship—a USD 1.25 million three-year investment in their organisations, to help them scale and deepen their impact.


Articles by Skoll Foundation


nature and wellbeing - A picture of a forest and a river

February 6, 2021
Nature, well-being, and social change
Carlos Souza and Michael Jenkins talk about the interconnections between their environmental work and ideas of well-being.
illustration of people doing things on a pair of hands-wellbeing

January 16, 2021
How a pandemic honed my leadership skills
Embracing well-being practices as an intrinsic part of life and work is beneficial for leaders, their employees, and their families.
Tree_Skoll

December 12, 2020
The power of collective healing
Healing collective trauma at the community level and planetary health are now becoming part of the healthcare system.
man sitting on the ground with a chart and surrounded by a group of people-social entrepreneurship

November 7, 2020
Lessons from my journey of serial social entrepreneurship
Chris Underhill traces a path from his troubled childhood to his prodigious career founding social enterprises that center the needs of people with disabilities and mental illness.
illustration of the faces of three women-wellbeing

October 10, 2020
Social change starts with personal justice
Rhonda Magee on the role of self-care in movement building.
group of youthbuild members standing together-wellbeing

September 12, 2020
YouthBuild’s formula for well-being
Dorothy Stoneman, founder and former CEO of YouthBuild USA, on well-being practices that have been built into the organisation and its network from inception.
Tostan - Molly and Elena

August 8, 2020
Organisational well-being and leadership transition
Molly Melching, founder and creative director of Tostan and her successor as CEO, Elena Bonometti, reflect on the intersecting themes of well-being and the transition process they went through.
Death Valley Landscape_wellbeing

July 11, 2020
It’s time for a new myth of the social entrepreneur
Gary Cohen, founder of Healthcare Without Harm, talks about how the expectations on social entrepreneurs take a toll on their health, why large-scale change requires inner work, and more.
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June 13, 2020
Missing puzzle pieces
How structures of patriarchy and notions of motherhood shaped my social change work.
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May 16, 2020
How COVID-19 clarifies the need for inner well-being in social entrepreneurship
As we see revenue streams dry up and funders withdraw support in the wake of COVID-19, now more than ever, we need calm, insightful, non-reactive leadership.
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