Solving the world’s most pressing problems, like the education crisis or lack of fresh water supply in third world countries, is an admirable aspiration. Achieving such feats, however, can prove difficult as a lot of money and resources are required. Fortunately, there are organizations available specifically for social entrepreneurs who need help making change. Check out these funding sources specifically for the peacemakers of the world, and meet us at the Entrepreneurs Summit May 13-16 in Atlanta for more insight on maximizing your initiatives.
The Skoll Foundation’s aim is to drive large-scale change by investing in, connecting, and celebrating social entrepreneurs and the innovators who help them solve world issues. Since its inception, in 1999, Skoll Foundation has invested about $499 million worldwide, including the Skoll Award to 111 social entrepreneurs and 91 organizations on five continents. Additionally, the organization funds a $25 million portfolio of program-related investments (PRIs).