Sundance Institute and Stories of Change believe creative independent storytelling projects can elevate the world’s most pressing problems above the cacophony of the current media landscape, accelerate the work of leading social entrepreneurs, and advance social change.
Since the launch of Stories of Change in 2008, the initiative has provided major funding and development support for independent storytelling projects produced in collaboration with Skoll-Awarded Social Entrepreneurs (SASEs).
The Stories of Change Content Fund supports narrative, interactive, transmedia, and non-fiction projects. The current slate of Stories of Change projects are in various stages of development, production and distribution.
Stories Of Change Films
Convenings & EventsStories of Change brings together leaders in independent filmmaking and social entrepreneurship at key gatherings globally, including the Skoll World Forum (SWF), the Sundance Film Festival, and at the Sundance Resort. Each event brings together filmmakers and social entrepreneurs to create new knowledge networks and form lasting connections.
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 from 2001 to 2018, and now led by Donald H. Gips, our mission is to drive truly transformative change—equilibrium change—by supporting the social entrepreneurs who recognize the systems in need of change and then advance social progress by developing powerful models for change that disrupt a suboptimal status quo and transform our world for the better.
By identifying the people and programs already bringing positive change around the world, we empower them to extend their reach, deepen their impact, and fundamentally improve society on a local to global scale. Since 1999, the Skoll Foundation has led the charge for social entrepreneurship, buoyed by the knowledge that social entrepreneurs are the world’s best bet for solving some of world’s thorniest problems.
The Skoll Foundation has invested approximately $470 million worldwide, including the Skoll Award to 135 social entrepreneurs and 111 organizations on five continents.
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