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

Alliance for Climate Education – $50,000 to support climate engagement.

American Association for the Advance of Science – $60,000 to support climate engagement.

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 – Grants totaling $1,125,000 to support maintenance of the Flu Near You mobile app, a participatory surveillance tool to track flu in the U.S. and Canada by asking users to check off symptoms of illness each week to report on their health. A grant of $268,000 to support the EpiCore project, a new system that links a worldwide network of health professionals to verify information on disease outbreaks in their geographic region.

Business on Network Company – A grant of $200,000 over 24 months to Business on Network Company Limited for the development of an EpiHack toolkit and training program.

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace – Grants of $764,000 to support policy work on nuclear nonproliferation.

Center for Climate and Security – Grants totaling $80,000 to develop and disseminate a report exploring epicenters of climate and security and to support the Center’s participation in shaping the climate and security collective intelligence process, which seeks to integrate cross-sector and cross-regional expertise to identify climate related risks, particularly systemic risks.

Center for Public Interest Research – $200,000 to support climate engagement.

Chatham House – A grant of $215,000 to support a global meeting to convene experts to develop metrics for an independent accountability mechanism for global health 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.

Citizen Engagement Lab Education Fund – $154,000 to support climate engagement.

Climate Access – A grant of $215,000 to support climate engagement.

The Climate Reality Project – A grant of $30 million over six years for public education and strategic communications on the risk of climate change.

CNA Corporation – A grant of $40,000 to support the development of a climate and security collective intelligence, which seeks to identify systemic climate related risks.

Connecting Organizations for Regional Disease Surveillance (CORDS) – Grants of $3,250,000 to advance CORDS’ work to link regional disease surveillance networks to improve global capacity to respond to infectious diseases. A grant of $110,000 to hold a stakeholders meeting for the West Africa Network for Infectious Disease Surveillance (WANIDS).

Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologist – A grant of $165,000 to convene the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and health department stakeholders to further Flu Near You engagement.

Earth Day Network – $80,000 to support climate engagement.

Earth Institute – A grant of $33,000 to support research conducting a study examining climate security risks.

Elizabeth R. Griffin Research Foundation Inc. – A grant of $350,000 to support various projects aligned with the mission of the Elizabeth R. Griffin Research Foundation, Inc.

The Energy Foundation – Grants of $4 million to support climate engagement.

Environmental Defense Fund – $100,000 to support climate engagement.

Environment America Research & Policy Center – $135,000 to support climate engagement.

Fairbank, Maslin, Maulin, Metz and Associates – $67,500 to support climate engagement.

Fondation Merieux – A grant of $443,000 over 24 months to Fondation Mérieux USA to fund the development of a laboratory health information system in Senegal.

Food Protection and Defense Institute – A grant of $158,660 to the Regents of the University of Minnesota for hosting an Epihack event. A grant of $73,000 to support the EpiCore project- a system that links a worldwide network of health professionals to verify information on disease outbreak in their geographic region.

George Mason University Foundation – $450,00 to support climate engagement.

Georgetown University – A grant of $160,000 to continue development of training for public health emergency operations center personnel on how to conduct event-based surveillance, including piloting training in three countries. A grant of $104,000 to support the refinement of the training curriculum for the EpiCore project.

Global Security Initiative at Arizona State University – A grant of $94,000 to analyze the effects of climate and water shocks on global agriculture trade.

Global Zero – Grants of $1.7 million to support international public education, outreach and policy initiatives on nuclear risks, aimed at the eventual elimination of all nuclear weapons.

Hunter Medical Research Institute – A grant of $174,350 to support the International Workshop on Participatory Surveillance, an event that convenes public health practitioners in Australia to enhance collaboration, improve data sharing, and share best practices between partners in order to strengthen the field of participatory surveillance in various regions of the world.

InSTEDD – A grant of $782,000 to support the 115 Hotline – a Cambodian disease reporting system  and the Ebola Care Active Monitoring Hotline. A $36,000 grant to strengthen dengue control in Lao People’s Democratic Republic.

International Society for Infectious Diseases – A grant of $682,000 to promote the EpiCore project and recruit a worldwide network of health professionals to verify information on disease outbreaks in their geographic region.

Internews – A grant of $75,000 in general operating support for the Earth Journalism Network to support their ongoing work and improve the quality and quantity of environmental reporting worldwide, particularly through the use of data-driven GeoJournalism.

The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies – A grant of $430,000 to look at new media tools for nonproliferation.

Medic Mobile – A grant of $225,000 to support outbreak surveillance by community health workers in Uganda.

Mekong Basin Disease Surveillance Foundation – A grant of $225,000 to support a study on the timeliness of outbreak detection, verification, and response on a national and regional level in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam.

MIT Center for Collective Intelligence – A grant of $250,000 to develop an online scenario process that integrates cross-sector and cross-regional expertise to identify climate related risks, particularly systemic risks.

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

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

Opendream – A $430,000 grant to support the integration of participatory surveillance into DoctorMe, Thailand’s most downloaded mobile application in the Fitness and Health category.

Pak One Health Alliance – A grant of $175,000 to engage government and community health workers on improving the operational capacity of health services in Pakistan for the surveillance and control of Vector-Borne Diseases (VBD) using the One Health approach.

The Partnership Project –  Grants of $1,217,500 to support climate engagement.

The Ploughshares Fund – Grants of $4,680,000 for public education and advocacy around the risk of nuclear weapons.

Possible – A grant  of $250,000 to support electronic medical record integration in Nepal using digital health data and a mobile-based household survey to identify, monitor, and respond to illnesses identified at a facility or through community interactions at the household level.

Purpose – $60,000 to scope the development of a climate impacts data tool.

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 $1,250,000 to support strategic communications on the risk of climate change.

Sandia National Laboratories – A grant of $390,000 to execute a One Health outbreak detection table-top exercise, to be held in Maldives, that will start a South Asia Regional Disease Surveillance Network.

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History – A grant of $250,000 to promote global awareness on pandemics through the Global Outbreaks! exhibition on the ecology and evolution of emerging infectious diseases and how they impact the public’s daily lives.

Social Finance Israel – A grant of $750,000 over three years to support the creation of Social Finance Israel.

Southern African Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance – A grant of $72,000  to  support the cholera outbreak relief in Tanzania. A grant of $450,000 to support the DODRES (Enhancing Community Based Disease Detection and Response in East and Southern Africa) project in Tanzania. The DODRES project addresses the challenges of delayed feedback in the traditional human and animal health infectious disease surveillance systems.

South East European Centre for Surveillance and Control of Infectious Diseases (SECID) – A grant of $650,000 to conduct  “Time to Detection” studies in seven countries- Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, and Serbia, and plans to digitize infectious disease surveillance records from participating Ministries of Health and integrate these data into outbreak timeliness measure datasets and other surveillance systems.

Task Force for Global Health – A grant of $2,300,000 to support the EpiCore project to build a cadre of highly qualified field epidemiologists to enhance the detection and validation of emerging disease outbreaks. EpiCore is a new system that links a worldwide network of health professionals to verify information on disease outbreaks in their geographic region.

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

University of Arizona Foundation – Grants of $225,000 to support Kidenga, a mobile application to help track symptoms of dengue, chikungunya, and Zika along the United States and Mexican border and other areas in the southern continental United States.

University of Texas at Austin – A grant of $75,000 to support a book on the connection between climate hazards and security.

University of Wisconsin, Madison – A grant of $92,000 to the Knowledge Systems for Sustainability collaborative, working to address systemic risks at the land, water, energy, and climate nexus.

U.S. Climate Action Network – $35,000 to support climate engagement.

World Resources Institute – Grants of $1,755,000 for ongoing support for the Aqueduct Global Water Risk Mapping platform and Resource Watch, an open data platform for sustainable global resource management.

Yale University – Grants of $1,043,502 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.

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).

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 University to support the “Emerging Infectious Diseases from A to Z: Challenges and Opportunities” symposium on September 18-20, 2016.

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.

The CDC Foundation to support marketing and outreach campaigns for the Salud Boricua tool.

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. To organize both a field visit and a stakeholder meeting in the Democratic Republic of Congo to assess the feasibility of implementing a participatory one health disease detection project.

Climate Central to support climate engagement.

The Climate Research Foundation to support the Himalayan Circle meetings in Iceland and Bhutan.

CNA Corporation to develop and deliver two games: One on water security in South Asia, and the second on global climate risk and security.

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

Doctors Without Borders for the work tackling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Earth Institute for the Knowledge Systems for Sustainability collaborative, working to address systemic risks at the land, water, energy, and climate nexus.

EcoAmerica for climate survey work.

Epidemiology and Innovation in Information Services Ltd. (Epitrack) to promote participatory surveillance and digital disease detection for mass gatherings in Brazil and support an Epihack in Rio de Janeiro. To adapt the Guardians of Health mobile app for the 2016 Rio Olympics and Paralympics games in Brazil.

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).

Food Protection and Defense Institute to apply methods of fusing and analyzing multiple streams of disparate data to identify risks associated with food and water insecurity.

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

George Washington University to develop an event-based surveillance curriculum, including training modules, and a pilot test to help partners implement best events-based surveillance protocols and best practices within their country.

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

Grist to support media efforts on climate change.

iLab Liberia to support response efforts in the 2014 Ebola crisis in Liberia.
InSTEDD to support a feasibility study which will inform the development of a Technology Fellowship that will bring technology expertise to the public health sector.

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 ISID’s Pre-Conference and Annual Conferences 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.

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.

Internews – Grants of $410,000 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.

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.

Louisiana State University for outreach efforts of Flu Near You in the Greater New Orleans community.

Media Cause to implement a series of Flu Near You marketing activities.

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. To engage local health departments, pharmacies and national partners in Flu Near You.

The National Audubon Society to support climate engagement.

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.

Pakistan National Polio Plus Committee to promote national awareness on polio immunization and eradication in Pakistan.

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

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

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

The Solutions Project to support climate engagement.

South East European Centre for Surveillance and Control of Infectious Diseases (SECID) to organize two complementary events in Albania: (1) an EpiHack workshop focused on developing a One Health dashboard that incorporates multiple data streams and (2) a ͞time to detection͟ workshop to develop a proposal for analyzing outbreak timeliness measures in all 10 countries of the SECID network.

Southern African Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance to support the Sokoine University of Agriculture in developing surveillance tools to be used in Tanzania and Kenya.

The Stimson Center to conduct a literature review of historic cases in which water and climate shocks have had spill over or exacerbating impacts in other countries or across other sectors.

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.

UC Berkeley Foundation for outreach efforts to increase Flu Near You participation among the UC Berkeley undergraduate student population.

Union of Concerned Scientists to support climate engagement.

United States Pharmacopeial Convention to support assessing the utility and effectiveness of a new counterfeit detection device (CD-3) developed by the U.S. 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 and to increase Flu Near You participation among USF students, faculty, and staff.

University of San Francisco  to increase Flu Near You participation among USF students, faculty, and staff.

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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