Latest Skoll Foundation Stories

2014-06-05 23:13:42

High school student - aged 17 - making final preparations for courageous bid to raise funds and awareness for some of the world's poorest children.

2014-03-19 00:21:57

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This year's TED Prize winner - Charmian Gooch of Global Witness - has announced that she will use the prestigious million-dollar award "to

2010-08-30 10:44:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- LikeList [http://www.likelist.com], an online word-of-mouth service for sharing and discovering trusted local businesses, has named industry veteran Jill Finlayson as vice president, marketing, acquisition and retention.

2010-03-31 11:00:00

- Forest Trends, Imazon and Telapak expand deforestation capabilities and expertise within Skoll portfolio - One Acre Fund and Tostan support economic and social transformation in Africa PALO ALTO, Calif., March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Skoll Foundation announced today its most recent investments in social entrepreneurs driving large scale change on critical issues around the globe.

2009-11-02 10:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Skoll Foundation today announced that Ben Binswanger will join the Foundation as Vice President, Program and Impact.

2009-09-01 03:55:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Social Capital Markets Conference, a landmark gathering of top business and government leaders creating market-based solutions for social impact, begins today at San Francisco's Fort Mason Center.

Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.