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Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I apply for a Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship?
2. I’m interested in funding for something not related to the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship. How do I apply?
3. How do I apply for a Program Related Investment or loan?
4. How do I apply for a job at the Skoll Foundation?
5. How do I apply for an internship or volunteer opportunities?
6. I’m a journalist and I would like to request an interview with Jeff Skoll or Sally Osberg. How do I contact them?
7. I’d like Jeff Skoll or Sally Osberg to speak at a conference or event. How can I invite them?
8. I would like to invite a member of the Skoll Foundation to my conference or event. How can I invite them?
9. I would like to be introduced to someone at the Skoll Global Threats Fund or Participant Media. Can The Skoll Foundation assist me?
10. Can the Skoll Foundation introduce me to other foundations and funders?
11. I represent a professional investment firm and am interested in speaking with someone who manages the Foundation’s capital. Who should I speak with?
12. Can I bring my class or students to visit the Skoll Foundation offices and learn more about what you do?
13. What is the relationship between the Skoll Fund and the Skoll Foundation?


1. How do I apply for a Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship?
The Skoll Foundation is streamlining our multi-year sourcing process for the Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship. Our goal is to save organizations valuable time and effort, while identifying the most highly-aligned social entrepreneurs.

  • The 2014 Skoll Awardees have already been selected. They will be announced in early 2014, in advance of the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship taking place in Oxford on April 9-11, 2014.
  • Our 2015 Skoll Awardee sourcing process is well underway. We are now processing solicited referrals and nominations only.
  • Starting with our 2016 Skoll Awardee sourcing process, we will be launching an online nomination system in the fall of 2014.

2. I’m interested in funding for something not related to the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship. How do I apply? At this point, we only invest in a limited number of organizations that are highly aligned with our mission, funding principles and award program criteria through the The Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship (SASE) grant program. We respect and appreciate the important work that you are doing and regret that we are not able to consider support for many important projects.

3. How do I apply for a Program Related Investment or loan? We regret that we are not able to consider support for many important projects but we only invest in a limited number of organizations that are highly aligned with our mission, funding principles and award program criteria through our Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship (SASE) grant program.

4. How do I apply for a job at the Skoll Foundation? Please visit our jobs page: http://www.skollfoundation.org/about/jobs/

5. How do I apply for an internship or volunteer opportunities? The Skoll Foundation does not have an internship nor volunteer program at this time.

6. I’m a journalist and I would like to request an interview with Jeff Skoll or Sally Osberg. How do I contact them? Please e-mail us at media@skollfoundation.org with your specific request and deadline. Meanwhile, please see our press kit at http://www.skollfoundation.org/latest-news/press-kit/ and read our current news at http://www.skollfoundation.org/latest-news/ and http://www.skollfoundation.org/tag/skoll-foundation/.

7. I’d like Jeff Skoll or Sally Osberg to speak at a conference or event. How can I invite them? Please e-mail us at media@skollfoundation.org with your request.

8. I would like to invite a member of the Skoll Foundation to my conference or event. How can I invite them? Please e-mail us at info@skollfoundation.org with your request.

9. I would like to be introduced to someone at the Skoll Global Threats Fund or Participant Media. Can The Skoll Foundation assist me? We regret that we cannot assist you. Please contact those organizations directly at http://www.skollglobalthreats.org/contact-us.php or http://www.participantmedia.com/company/contact_us.php

10. Can the Skoll Foundation introduce me to other foundations and funders? We regret that we cannot assist you. Please contact those organizations directly. A complete list of the organizations we work with is at http://www.skollfoundation.org/skoll-entrepreneurs/

11. I represent a professional investment firm and am interested in speaking with someone who manages the Foundation’s capital. Who should I speak with? The Foundation’s capital is managed by Capricorn Management LLC.  Please refer to their website for contact information http://www.capricornllc.com/

12. Can I bring my class or students to visit the Skoll Foundation offices and learn more about what you do? We regret that we don’t conduct tours of the office.

13. What is the relationship between the Skoll Fund and the Skoll Foundation? The Skoll Foundation encompasses two separate corporations: the Skoll Foundation (a private foundation) and the Skoll Fund (a public charity). The Skoll Fund, created in 1999, is a supporting organization associated with the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. The private foundation was launched in 2002.

 

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