The Skoll Social Entrepreneurs Challenge gives you the opportunity to make a difference and support entrepreneurial ideas to improve our world!
Here’s how it works:
1. Find a cause. Scroll through the main page or Team Leaderboard, and find one or more social entrepreneurs that you’d like to help. Each organization’s page explains the innovative work they are doing to promote social change.
2. Make a donation. Click “donate” on an organization’s profile page to make a gift.
3. Fundraise! Set up your own “fundraiser” to invite friends and family to support one or more of your favorite organizations.
4. Share the Challenge. Use Facebook, Twitter, and email to tell your friends and family why you donated!! By involving more people, we have the ability to make a huge impact!
This is a contest—participants are all trying to raise funds and enlist new champions for their work. Over the course of the campaign, all of the organizations will compete and collaborate to raise enough money to unlock prizes and a donation match from the Skoll Foundation. Find out more in the "About the Challenge" tab above.
Welcome to the second annual Social Entrepreneurs Challenge. This Challenge helps some of the world's leading social entrepreneurs raise funds to support their work.
Participants in the Challenge are recipients of the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, presented by the Skoll Foundation each year to transformative leaders who are disrupting the status quo, driving large-scale change, and are poised to make a significant impact on the world.
Dedicating their work to a range of issues to improve health, education, opportunity, transparency, and accountability in some of the poorest places on earth, these Skoll Awardees are poised to change the world and should be on the giving list of everyone one cares about the future of the world.
The Skoll Social Entrepreneurs Challenge will run from October 27th at 12:00pm ET through December 5th at 1:59:59pm ET.
Skoll is contributing up to $2M to the participating organizations. For every $500,000 that the Community raises, Skoll will contribute $250,000.
The ten teams that raise the most during the Challenge win grand prizes and there will be weekly Bonus Challenges where organizations can win additional prizes.
And, the best part of the Challenge is that even if you don't win any of the grand prize money, you get to keep the money you raise during the campaign.
1st place - $100,000
2nd place - $90,000
3rd place - $80,000
4th place - $70,000
5th place - $60,000
6th place - $50,000
7th place - $40,000
8th place - $30,000
9th place - $20,000
10th place -$10,000
Here are the weekly Bonus Challenges that are running throughout the SE Challenge for organizations to win. They are such a great way to rally your supporters through the Challenge. And, they're fun.
We'll be making updates here throughout the Challenge with the organizations that are entered in each Bonus Challenge and the Bonus Challenge leaders so please check back here often to see how your team is doing and to see if you won it all.
DAILY BONUS CHALLENGE
Bonus Challenge restarts each day: November 17 - December 5
Every Organization that Raises $100 Each Day Gets Entered for a Chance to Win $1000. Rules December 5th Winners: Tostan and Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) December 4th Winners: Ceres and Fundación Gaia Amazonas December 3rd Winners: Child & Youth Finance International and Nidan December 2nd Winners: Pratham USA, Afghan Institute of Learning and Global Witness. Plus, Global Witness wins an extra $500 December 1st Winners: Fundación Capital and Roots of Peace
Bonus Challenge #6 Winners (winners will be notified with exact prize amounts)...
AFGHAN INSTITUTE OF LEARNING
AMAZON CONSERVATION TEAM
CENTER FOR DIGITAL INCLUSION
CHILD & YOUTH FINANCE INTERNATIONAL
COMMUNITY AND INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION
DIGITAL DIVIDE DATA
FAIR TRADE USA
FUNDACION ESCUELA NUEVA
FUNDACION GAIA AMAZONAS
GLOBAL FOOTPRINT NETWORK
HALF THE SKY FOUNDATION
HEALTH CARE WITHOUT HARM
INSTITUTE FOR DEVELOPMENT STUDIES AND PRACTICES
INTERNATIONAL BRIDGES TO JUSTICE
INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ENTERPRISES (INDIA)
MARINE STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL
ONE ACRE FUND
RIDERS FOR HEALTH
ROOM TO READ
ROOTS OF PEACE
SEARCH FOR COMMON GROUND
SONIDOS DE LA TIERRA
THE CITIZENS FOUNDATION (TCF)
THE ONEVOICE MOVEMENT
VISAYAN FORUM FOUNDATION
WATER & SANITATION FOR THE URBAN POOR (WSUP)
WATER FOR PEOPLE
WORLD HEALTH PARTNERS
Bonus Challenge #6...
Every dollar your organization raises this week up to $3000 will get matched
Ended Friday, December 5th at 1:59:59pm ET
Please note that our mean lawyer is making us say that the weekly Bonus Challenges are subject to change. So, you can't be mad at us if they do.
Start and End Times for each Bonus Challenge (except Bonus Challenge #1 and #6)
Bonus Challenges start at 2:00pm ET
Bonus Challenges end at 12:00pm ET
Bonus Challenge One
New start date: October 27 at 12:00pm ET - November 4 at 12:00pm ET
Every organization that can raise at least $3500 this week will receive $1500 from Skoll.
Rules WINNERS: AFGHAN INSTITUTE OF LEARNING, AMAZON CONSERVATION TEAM, APOPO HERORATS, ARZU, B LAB, BAREFOOT COLLEGE, BASICNEEDS, BENETECH, BIOREGIONAL, CAMFED, CERES, COMMUNITY AND INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION, CRISIS ACTION, DIGITAL DIVIDE DATA, FAIR TRADE USA, FOREST TRENDS, FRIENDS-INTERNATIONAL, FUNDACION ESCUELA NUEVA, GAWAD KALINGA, GLOBAL FOOTPRINT NETWORK, GOODWEAVE, HALF THE SKY FOUNDATION, HEALTH CARE WITHOUT HARM, INJAZ AL-ARAB, INSTITUTE FOR DEVELOPMENT STUDIES AND PRACTICES, INTERNATIONAL BRIDGES TO JUSTICE, KICKSTART-INTERNATIONAL, LANDESA, MOTHERS2MOTHERS, PRATHAM USA, RIDERS FOR HEALTH, ROOT CAPITAL, ROOTS OF PEACE, SAUDE CRIANCA, SEARCH FOR COMMON GROUND, SONIDOS DE LA TIERRA, THE CITIZENS FOUNDATION (TCF), THE ONEVOICE MOVEMENT, TOSTAN, VERITÉ, VILLAGEREACH, VISAYAN FORUM FOUNDATION, VISIONSPRING, WITNESS, YOUTHBUILD USA
Bonus Challenge Two
November 4 - November 11
The top 20 organizations that get the greatest number of donations (not dollars) from unique donors this week will win $5,000 each.
Rules WINNERS: Amazon Conservation Team, ARZU, B Lab, Barefoot College, Fair Trade USA, Forest Trends, Global Footprint Network, GoodWeave, Half the Sky Foundation, Health Care Without Harm, International Bridges to Justice, Pratham USA, Root Capital, Saude Crianca, Search for Common Ground, The Citizens Foundation (TCF), The OneVoice Movement, Tostan, VisionSpring and YouthBuild USA
Bonus Challenge Three
November 11 - November 18
Any organization that gets donations from at least 25 unique donors this week will be entered to win $5,000. There will be 20 winners.
Rules Winners: Amazon Conservation Team,
Child & Youth Finance International,
Community and Individual Development Association,
EcoPeace Middle East,
Fundación Escuela Nueva,
Marine Stewardship Council,
Room to Read,
Search for Common Ground,
Visayan Forum Foundation,
World Health Partners
SURPRISE BONUS CHALLENGE FOUR ANNOUNCED
November 18 - November 25
Every organization is paired up with a "buddy organization." The top 10 buddy teams that raise the most this week will get $5,000 for each organization.
Pratham USA & Child & Youth Finance International,
The Citizens Foundation (TCF) & Ciudad Saludable & National Center for Arts & Technology,
The OneVoice Movement & Independent Diplomat,
Visayan Forum Foundation & Gram Vikas,
mothers2mothers & Room to Read,
Friends-International & Landesa,
ARZU & Center for Digital Inclusion,
Barefoot College & Nidan,
International Bridges to Justice & Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP),
Half the Sky Foundation & One Acre Fun
The top 20 organizations that raise the most money this week win $5,000 each.
Rules WINNERS: Afghan Institute of Learning,
Community and Individual Development Association,
Fair Trade USA,
Half the Sky,
Riders for Health,
Search for Common Ground,
The Citizens Foundation (TCF),
The OneVoice Movement,
Visayan Forum Foundation,
Bonus Challenge Six- #GivingTuesday Week
DECEMBER 2 AT 12:00AM ET - DECEMBER 5 (AT 1:59:59PM ET, WHEN THE CHALLENGE ENDS)
SURPRISE BONUS CHALLENGE SIX ANNOUNCED
Every dollar your organization raises up to $3000 this week will get matched
Rules WINNERS (Note: you will receive an email from CrowdRise to let you know the amount you won):
AFGHAN INSTITUTE OF LEARNING,
AMAZON CONSERVATION TEAM,
CENTER FOR DIGITAL INCLUSION,
CHILD & YOUTH FINANCE INTERNATIONAL,
COMMUNITY AND INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION,
DIGITAL DIVIDE DATA,
FAIR TRADE USA,
FUNDACION ESCUELA NUEVA,
FUNDACION GAIA AMAZONAS,
GLOBAL FOOTPRINT NETWORK,
HALF THE SKY FOUNDATION,
HEALTH CARE WITHOUT HARM,
INSTITUTE FOR DEVELOPMENT STUDIES AND PRACTICES,
INTERNATIONAL BRIDGES TO JUSTICE,
INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ENTERPRISES (INDIA),
MARINE STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL,
ONE ACRE FUND,
RIDERS FOR HEALTH,
ROOM TO READ,
ROOTS OF PEACE,
SEARCH FOR COMMON GROUND,
SONIDOS DE LA TIERRA,
THE CITIZENS FOUNDATION (TCF),
THE ONEVOICE MOVEMENT,
VISAYAN FORUM FOUNDATION,
WATER & SANITATION FOR THE URBAN POOR (WSUP),
WATER FOR PEOPLE,
WORLD HEALTH PARTNERS,
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