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.

GRANTS

Asia Foundation – A grant of $330,000 to explore the use of Right to Information Acts to access climate and water data.

Atlantic Council – Grants of $200,000 for ongoing support 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.

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.

The Center for the Next Generation – A grant of $200,000 to support climate engagement.

Climate Central – A grant of $100,000 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 - A grant of $371,630 to support the development and delivery of a game that examines how gaps in hydrologic and meteorological information will affect water distribution and security.

Columbia University – A grant of $75,000 to support its program on Climate Science, Awareness & Solutions.

Connecting Organizations for Regional Disease Surveillance (CORDS) – Grants of $1,125,000 to support advancing CORDS to link regional disease surveillance networks to improve global capacity to respond to infectious diseases.

The Energy Foundation – A grant of $1.1 million to support climate engagement.

European Council on Foreign Relations – A grant of $173,475 for work on regional conflict in the Middle East.

Friends of the Earth Middle East – A grant of $700,000 to support efforts to elevate water as an issue that must be addressed now by Israelis and Palestinians.

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.

InSTEDD – Grants of $439,000 to support expanding participatory surveillance to Southeast Asia.

Inter-American Development Bank – A grant of $300,000 over two years 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.

The International Society for Infectious Diseases – Grants of $135,000 to support a South Asia Regional Collaboration Workshop in Kathmandu, Nepal, and $106,000 to support the 2014 International Meeting on Emerging Disease and Surveillance in Vienna, Austria.

International Union for Conservation of Nature United States (IUCN-US) – A grant of $52,500 to support a Track 3 process for transboundary ecosystems management between India and Pakistan.

Internews – A grant of $140,000 to support the development of a platform for water data and information in the Third Pole region.

Johns Hopkins University – A grant of $70,000 to develop a South Asian Land Data Assimilation System (LDAS) for water resources analysis

The Middle East Institute – A grant of $250,000 for work on regional conflict in the MIddle East.

The Middle East Peace Dialogue Network – A grant of $250,000 to promote peaceful resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The National Audubon Society – A grant of $100,000 to support climate engagement.

The National Wildlife Federation – A grant of $75,000 to support climate engagement.

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.

The Partnership Project – A grant of $206,000 to support climate engagement.

The Ploughshares Fund – Grants of $2,965,000 for public education and advocacy around the risk of nuclear weapons.

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors – A grant of $750,000 over three years to support strategic communications on the risk of climate change.

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

Task Force for Global Health –  A $3,000,000 grant over 3 years to support building a cadre of highly qualified field epidemiologists to detect and verify new disease outbreaks.  A $75,000 grant to support the 2012 TEPHINET (Training Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health Interventions Network)  Global Scientific Conference in South Africa.  A $108,000 grant to support the building of a participatory surveillance mobile application for the World Cup in Brazil.

Union of Concerned Scientists – A grant of $100,000 to support climate engagement.

United States Pharmacopeial Convention – A $150,000 grant to support assessing the utility and effectiveness of a new counterfeit detection device (CD-3) developed by the US FDA.

University of Maryland – A grant of $107,270 to research the value of high-resolution, high-frequency satellite imagery for managing water, forests, and agriculture.

The Telos Group –  A grant of $325,000 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.

World Resources Institute – Grants of $950,000 for ongoing support the Global Aqueduct Risk mapping platform and to support climate engagement.

World Security Institute- Grants of $1 million for Global Zero, the international public education, outreach and policy initiative on the nuclear danger aimed at the elimination of all nuclear weapons.

Yale University – Grants of $843,000 to the Yale Project of Climate Change Communications and the Cultural Cognition Project to improve climate engagement.

 

PREVIOUS GRANTS

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.

The Asia Foundation to conduct a stakeholder mapping and political economy analysis to better understand the power dynamics behind decision-making and policy implementation in the Teesta River basin, a contentious river that straddles the border of India and Bangladesh.

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.

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

ecoAmerica for climate survey work.

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

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

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 the 2013 International Meeting on Emerging Diseases and Surveillance in Vienna, Austria

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 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 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.

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

University of Maryland Center for International and Security Studies to work in partnership with the Two Futures Project to engage faith communities on the role of faith in addressing global threats.

University of San Francisco –  A $45,000 grant 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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