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, the Foundation’s 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. The Skoll Foundation defines Social Entrepreneurs as society’s change agents, creators of innovations that disrupt the status quo and transform our 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. Over the past 10 years, Skoll Foundation has awarded more than $250 million, including investments in 85 remarkable social entrepreneurs and 70 organizations on five continents around the world who are creating a brighter future for underserved communities. Skoll Foundation also operates operate two programs that foster collaboration including the annual Skoll World Forum, the premier conference on social entrepreneurship, and Social Edge, the online community led by social entrepreneurs for social entrepreneurs.
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