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THE SKOLL FOUNDATION

aka Skoll Foundation   |   Palo Alto, CA   |  www.skoll.org

Mission

The Skoll Foundation catalyzes transformational social change by investing in, connecting, and championing social entrepreneurs and other social innovators who together advance bold and equitable solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.

Ruling year info

2003

Principal Officer

Mr. Donald Gips

President and Chief Operating Officer

Marla Blow

Main address

250 University Ave Ste 200

Palo Alto, CA 94301 USA

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EIN

11-3659133

NTEE code info

Private Independent Foundations (T22)

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Skoll Awards For Social Innovation

The Skoll Foundation presents the Skoll Awards for Social Innovation each year to a select group of social innovators whose work targets the root causes of societal problems that are ripe for transformational social change.

At the Skoll Foundation, we view social innovation as the quest to solve a societal problem by applying a novel or reimagined solution that effectively contributes to lasting and systemic social change. Through the Skoll Awards, we aim to highlight social innovators whose work has already had significant impact on some of the worlds most pressing problems and who are poised to act as critical catalysts of transformational social change. By investing in social innovations ripe for accelerated, system-level impact, the Skoll Awards help unleash the full potential and reach of social change leaders.

Each Awardee organization receives $2 million in unrestricted funding to scale their work and increase their impact. Awardees also gain leverage through their long-term

Population(s) Served

We connect our community to drive towards transformational change through our global network and convenings like the Skoll World Forum to share learnings, join forces, and achieve ambitious goals with other social innovators, funders, and key stakeholders.

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THE SKOLL FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 02/07/2024
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Board chair

James DeMartini III

Skoll Foundation

James DeMartini, III

Seiler & Company, LLP

Don Gips

Skoll Foundation

Cheryl Dorsey

Echoing Green

James Mwangi

Dalberg Group

Lindsey Spindle

Samueli Family Philanthropies