The Skoll Foundation would like to congratulate our Social Entrepreneurs Challenge participants for raising $2,230,774 (which includes $75,942 offline donations). On Sept. 30, the Skoll Foundation, in partnership with The Huffington Post and Crowdrise, launched its first crowdfunding challenge designed to provide some of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs with an innovative platform to raise funds.
We are pleased to announce the Grand Prize Winners of the Skoll Foundation Social Entrepreneurs Challenge:
• 1st Place: Pratham USA with $379,632 raised
• 2nd Place: OneVoice with $319,829 raised
• 3rd Place: Center For Digital Inclusion with $277,945 raised
• 4th Place: Arzu with $192,428 raised
• 5th Place: Saude Crianca with $134,426 raised
The “Skoll Social Entrepreneurs Challenge,” hosted on Edward Norton’s platform CrowdRise, included $250,000 in dedicated prize money for daily and weekly challenges and up to $1 million in matching funds which was shared by all participants as fundraising thresholds were reached.
“We are thankful and thrilled, as this Challenge blew past our goal,” said Sally Osberg, President and CEO of the Skoll Foundation. “It gave individual donors the opportunity to support high-impact Skoll social entrepreneurs around the world through a healthy dose of competition that rewarded all participants. One of the unique elements of the Skoll Challenge was deep community, with all of the organizations working together to reach the $2 million stretch goal to unlock the full $1 million match from the Skoll Foundation. Small and big, every gift counted.”