The Skoll Global Threats Fund does not accept unsolicited grant proposals. We have developed strong networks around the global threats and cross-cutting challenges we are addressing and look to partners and other thought leaders to surface innovative ideas. We may use an RFP process periodically to solicit ideas on specific activities we believe are not being sufficiently addressed in our current work.


Atlantic Council – Grants of $300,000 to the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center to bring together top former political and military officials from India and Pakistan to provide mutually beneficial policy recommendations on the Indus River.

Bangladesh Institute for Peace and Security Studies – A grant of $80,000 to conduct a multi-country study to map and analyze threats of climate change and water insecurity in South Asia

Boston Children’s Hospital – A $480,000 grant to support technical staff members on the HealthMap team for Flu Near You, an online participatory surveillance tool to map influenza.

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace – Grants of $500,000 to support policy work on nuclear nonproliferation.

The CDC Foundation – A grant of $91,000 to support marketing and outreach campaigns for the Salud Boricua tool.

Center for Climate and Security – A grant of $45,000 to develop and disseminate a multi-author edited report exploring a range of regional “choke points” where local climate vulnerabilities are likely to have significant implications for global security.

Chiang Mai University – A grant of $2,000,000 over two years for the development of participatory surveillance tools to detect emerging animal and environmental health threats faster.

Climate Access – A grant of $140,000 to support climate engagement.

Climate Central – Grants of $220,000 to support climate engagement.

The Climate Reality Project – A grant of $15 million over three years for public education and strategic communications on the risk of climate change.

The Climate Research Foundation – Grants of $220,000 to support the Himalayan Circle meetings in Iceland and Bhutan.

CNA Corporation - Grants of $751,630 to develop and deliver two games: One on water security in South Asia, and the second on global climate risk and security.

Connecting Organizations for Regional Disease Surveillance (CORDS) – Grants of $4,359,920 to advance CORDS’ work to link regional disease surveillance networks to improve global capacity to respond to infectious diseases.

Doctors Without Borders – A grant of $50,000 for emergency and humanitarian assistance to help stop the devastation of Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever in West Africa.

The Energy Foundation – Grants of $2.6 million to support climate engagement.

Epidemiology and Innovation in Information Services Ltd (Epitrack) – Grants of $623,000 to promote participatory surveillance and digital disease detection for mass gatherings in Brazil and support an EpiHack in Rio de Janeiro.

George Mason University Foundation – Grants of $300,00 to support climate engagement.

Global Environment and Technology Foundation – Grants of $220,000 for the U.S. Water Partnership, an initiative to unite and mobilize U.S. expertise, resources and ingenuity to address water challenges around the globe, particularly in the developing world.

Global Zero –  Grants of $1.3 million to support international public education, outreach and policy initiatives on nuclear risks, aimed at the eventual elimination of all nuclear weapons.

Grist – A grant of $150,000 to support media efforts on climate change.

iLab Liberia -A grant of $50,000 to support response efforts toward the 2014 Ebola crisis in Liberia.

InSTEDD – Grants of $2,064,000 to support innovative application of technology for disease surveillance and response, with work in Asia, Latin America and Africa.

International Society for Disease Surveillance – A grant of $95,000 to build alliances between veterinary and human health experts within their existing network, as well as to consider expansion of activities in the Americas region.

Internews – Grants of $335,000 to support the development of a platform for water data and information in the Third Pole region.

Johns Hopkins University – Grants of $138,000 to develop a South Asian Land Data Assimilation System for water resources analysis.

Louisiana State University – A grant of $31,000 over seven months to the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center for outreach efforts of Flu Near You in the Greater New Orleans community.

National Academy of Sciences – A grant of $200,000 to support the Microbial Threats Forum.

National Association of City and County Health Officials – A grant of $192,000 to engage local health departments, pharmacies and national partners in Flu Near You.

The National Audubon Society - Grants of $220,000 to support climate engagement.

The New Venture Fund - A grant of $200,000 to promote international emissions reductions.

Opendream – A $195,000 grant to support the integration of participatory surveillance into DoctorMe, Thailand’s most downloaded mobile application in the Fitness and Health category.

Pakistan National Polio Plus Committee - Grants of $379,000 to promote national awareness on polio immunization and eradication in Pakistan.

The Partnership Project –  Grants of $761,000 to support climate engagement.

The Ploughshares Fund – Grants of $3,465,000 for public education and advocacy around the risk of nuclear weapons.

Rhodium Group – A grant of $200,000 to develop a prototype for a system that would translate how climatic events may influence conflict risk in different regions of the world.

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors – Grants of $1,000,000 to support strategic communications on the risk of climate change.

The Sierra Club Foundation – A grant of $30,000 to support climate engagement.

Social Finance Israel – A grant of $750.000 over three years to support the creation of Social Finance Israel.

The Solutions Project – A grant of $50,000 to support climate engagement.

Task Force for Global Health –  Grants of $ 3,773,000.00 to support TEPHINET in building a cadre of highly qualified field epidemiologists to detect and verify new disease outbreaks and improve disease surveillance capacity worldwide.

UC Berkeley Foundation -A grant of $34,000 for outreach efforts to increase Flu Near You participation among the UC Berkeley undergraduate student population.

UN Global Pulse – A grant of $300,000 to support the Data for Climate Action Innovation Challenge.

Union of Concerned Scientists – A grant of $220,000 to support climate engagement.

University of San Francisco – A grant of $46,000 for outreach efforts to increase Flu Near You participation among USF students, faculty, and staff.

World Resources Institute – Grants of $1,270,000 for ongoing support for the Global Aqueduct Risk mapping platform and to support climate engagement.

Yale University – Grants of $943,502 to the Yale Project of Climate Change Communications and the Cultural Cognition Project to improve climate engagement.



The American Lung Association for public education and strategic communications on the health risks of air pollution and climate change.

The American Public Health Association to support Flu Near You, an online participatory surveillance tool to map influenza

The Analyst Institute for work on climate engagement.

Asia Foundation to explore the use of Right to Information Acts to access climate and water data (report here)  and to conduct a stakeholder mapping and political economy analysis in the Teesta River basin (report here).

California Interfaith Power and Light for public education and strategic communications with faith communities on the risk of climate change.

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace to support policy dialogue on the Middle East.

The Carter Center for work on regional conflict in the Middle East.

The Center for the Next Generation to support climate engagement.

Chatham House for research (download here) on what the April 2010 Eyjafjallajökull volcano ash cloud incident reveals about preparedness for responding to low probability, high consequence events and to support the global governance of health security

Columbia University to support its program on Climate Science, Awareness & Solutions.

EcoAmerica for climate survey work.

European Council on Foreign Relations for work on regional conflict in the Middle East.

Fondation Merieux to support Connecting Organizations for Regional Disease Surveillance (CORDS).

Friends of the Earth Middle East to support efforts to elevate water as an issue that must be addressed now by Israelis and Palestinians. 

Global Solutions for Infections Disease to assess rapid diagnostics challenges in low resource settings and potential solutions.

Inter-American Development Bank for the La Plata Basin Authority and its stakeholders to develop a decision-support tool to help interpret climate and water data and make informed decisions on drought-related events.

International Council for the Life Sciences to help build a bio-security network in North Africa and the Middle East to reduce the risk of pandemics, accidental laboratory release of biological agents, or bioterrorism.

International Society for Disease Surveillance to support ISDS Annual Conferences.

International Society for Infectious Diseases to support convenings and One Health collaboration in South Asia.

International Union for Conservation of Nature United States (IUCN-US) to support a Track 3 process for transboundary ecosystems management between India and Pakistan.

J Street Education Fund to support its efforts to mobilize a Jewish American constituency in support of an even-handed U.S. policy towards Israel, leading to a just negotiated solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

League of Conservation Voters Education Fund to analyze climate engagement.

The Middle East Institute for work on regional conflict in the MIddle East.

The Middle East Peace Dialogue Network to promote peaceful resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The National Association of County and City Health Officials to support the Public Health Preparedness Summit.

The National Religious Partnership for the Environment for analysis of climate engagement.

The National Security Network for strategic communications and advocacy on the national security risks of global threats.

The National Wildlife Federation to support climate engagement.

The New Israel Fund to support capacity building for defense of civil rights, democratic integrity and social equity in pursuit of a peaceful resolution to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.

The Nuclear Threat Initiative to create an international secretariat for CORDS, a coalition of regional networks that share best practices and training toward building a global system for disease surveillance.

The Rand Corporation for research (download here) on pandemics, climate change, and water as national security issues.

The Sierra Club Foundation for public education and strategic communications on the risk of climate change.

Sojourners to promote changes in our nation’s policies and personal behaviors regarding climate change.

Task Force for Global Health to support the TEPHINET (Training Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health Interventions Network)  Global Conferences.

The Telos Group to support engagement with America’s faith communities to create a self-sustaining, bipartisan movement in mainstream America in support of U.S. diplomatic leadership for an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

TEPHINET (Training Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health Interventions Network) for its work to train epidemiologists globally to better prepare for pandemic risks.

United States Pharmacopeial Convention to support assessing the utility and effectiveness of a new counterfeit detection device (CD-3) developed by the US FDA.

University of Maryland to engage faith communities on the role of faith in addressing global threats and to research the value of high-resolution, high-frequency satellite imagery for managing water, forests, and agriculture.

University of San Francisco to support  the Second International Digital Disease Detection Conference in San Francisco, CA in 2013.

WMD Center to assess and produce a report card on U.S. preparedness for a major biological event such as an act of bioterrorism or a pandemic.

Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars to advance the understanding of China’s and India’s water-energy-food challenge.

World Evangelical Alliance to support the WEA Global Task Force on Nuclear Weapons. 

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