The Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship is a program of the Skoll Foundation that provides a $1 million grant to social entrepreneurs whose work has the potential to make a significant impact on issues such as environmental sustainability, health, tolerance and human rights, institutional responsibility, economic and social equity, and peace and security. This award is intended to provide core support for organizations with a track record of at least than three years to help them expand their programs and capacity to deliver long-term, sustainable change. Awards are presented at the Skoll World Forum, which takes place annually in Oxford, England in March.
Applications for the Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship are accepted and reviewed by the Skoll Foundation throughout the year. The remaining application deadline for 2008 is November 4, 2008 (the first deadline for 2009 will be March 3, 2009). You can also learn more about the Skoll Award in the following video, which spotlights 2007 award winners.
For more information:
- Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship – Home page (see links at bottom of page for FAQs, application instructions, and more)
- Skoll Foundation Adds Eleven Pioneering Organizations to its Global Portfolio of Leading Social Entrepreneurs (March 11, 2008)
- Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship – 2007 Winners