Deadline: March 1, 2012
The Skoll Foundation presents the Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship each year to a select few social entrepreneurs who are solving the world’s most pressing problems. The Skoll Award includes a core support grant to the organization,
Timeline for the 2013 Skoll Awards selection process:
- Accepting applications: January 4 – March 1, 2012
- Organizations notified of application status: July 2012
- Finalist due diligence on select organizations: July – October 2012
- Skoll Award recipients announced: November 2012
- Skoll Award recipients celebrated at the Skoll World Forum: March 2013
Please read the criteria thoroughly to determine if your organization is eligible to apply for a Skoll Award. There is only one deadline for the 2013 Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship: Thursday, March 1, 2012. The application process includes the following stages:
- Eligibility quiz: This tool is helps applicants assess their eligibility for a Skoll Award. If an organization passes the eligibility quiz, they will be given a URL to the application. Applicants cannot move forward to the online application unless they pass the eligibility quiz.
- Online application: Organizations that pass the eligibility quiz may then complete an online application. A preview of the online application is available.
- Full proposal invitation: Selected applicants will be contacted by a program officer and invited to submit a full proposal. We choose 10 or fewer applicants to submit full proposals each year.
- Due diligence: This process usually includes interviews, a site visit, reference checks, follow-up questions, in-depth financial review and a discussion of grant objectives.
- Selection of the Awardees: We anticipate making fewer than 10 Awards each year.
For further information about the application process please read the Frequently Asked Questions page.
Focus Issue Areas:
The Skoll Foundation’s focus on the following issue areas stems from a belief that many of the world’s most pressing problems are exacerbated by inequality between the rich and the poor. Social entrepreneurs provide solutions that address this inequity at a systemic level.
The following list serves as a guide and is not meant to be comprehensive:
- Economic and Social Equity
- Environmental Sustainability
- Institutional Responsibility
- Peace and Security
- Tolerance, Justice, and Human Rights
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