The Skoll Foundation

Unverified non-profit organisation

The Skoll Foundation is a social entrepreneurship organisation that aims to drive 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 underserved or disadvantaged individuals.

The Foundation invests in social entrepreneurs through the Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship. These three-year awards support the continuation, replication or extension of programmes that have proved successful in addressing a broad array of critical social issues: tolerance and human rights, health, environmental sustainability, institutional responsibility, peace and security, and economic and social equity. Within these areas, the Foundation is particularly interested in innovators working on climate change, water scarcity, pandemics, nuclear proliferation and Middle East conflict.

The Foundation supports the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at the Saïd Business School at Oxford. The Centre funds five Skoll Scholars who participate in the Saïd MBA programme as well as Skoll Fellows who do research in and teach social entretreneurship.


Year established


Organisation annual cash turnover (in US$ equivalent)

500,000 - 1 million

About this organisation

Partnership types

Advocacy of global issues; Doing business with the poor; Standards and all (3)

Regions / countries / territories

Americas: United States

Global issues

Community development; Job creation and enterprise development; Energy; Environment all (7)