Changing the world is a team sport. Networks and partnerships are key to galvanizing support for change, focusing diverse resources and interests to shape policies that impact the critical issues of our time. Just as social entrepreneurs develop creative alliances to amplify the effectiveness of their work, we seek opportunities to collaborate with aligned funders and institutions to advance innovations to address the issues with the greatest potential for positive change.
| Sundance Stories of Change|
The Sundance Institute seeks to discover, support, and inspire independent film and theater artists from the United States and around the world, and to introduce audiences to their new work. The Skoll/Sundance Stories of Change partnership was established in 2007 with a $3 million grant over three years. In January 2015, the Skoll Foundation made a $2.5 million grant to Stories of Change to expand it to include feature film and new media artists as well as documentary filmmakers.
| AVINA Amazon Partnership|
The Skoll Foundation and Fundación AVINA have joined forces to address deforestation in the Amazon. Fundación AVINA is a Latin American non-profit organization seeking to generate concrete systemic changes of relevance to sustainability for all of Latin America, such as holding the line of deforestation in the 9-country Amazon below 20 percent. Fundación AVINA invests over 24 million dollars in donations and programs. With a staff of 100 located in 13 countries of Latin America, it ensures connection to the most promising ground- level efforts to promote social change. Skoll and AVINA have are leveraging one another’s strengths in order to reinforce and connect initiatives throughout the Amazon Basin, focusing on local social entrepreneurs, strengthening social capital, and fostering partnerships between local and global players under a common vision for change in the Amazon
Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship
An integral part of the University of Oxford, Saïd Business School is one of Europe’s newest and fastest growing business schools, dedicated to developing a new generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs. In 2003, we jointly established The Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, the first academic center at a leading business school to focus specifically on social entrepreneurship.