Skoll Foundation awards several organizations and individuals on their social impact ideas every year. The winners of 2022 have been announced, and in this article you will find out more about their innovative work and approach to tackling societal problems. These innovators drive stronger health systems, racial justice, climate action, civic engagement, and inclusive economic growth.
About the awards ceremony
The Skoll Foundation has announced the six winners of the 2022 Skoll Award for Social Innovation. The Awards highlight leaders and organizations that advance transformational social change around the world. Formerly known as the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, its recipients reflect the Foundation’s evolved strategy that extends beyond social entrepreneurs to also include movement builders, system orchestrators, and coalitions driving change in innovative ways.
Each of the 2022 Awardees leads an organization primed for even greater impact in their respective geographies across the United States, Brazil, India, Bangladesh, and countries throughout sub-Saharan Africa.
Common Future connects a network of community wealth-building institutions in the U.S. with restorative and reparative capital to build an economy that includes everyone. It influences decision-makers across philanthropy, finance, and government to further support those solutions that build power in communities of color across the U.S. Common Future catalyzed a radical shift of $250 million in capital from traditional wealth-holders to communities of color.
Financing Alliance for Health is a Kenya-based, African-led partnership and technical advisory fund that works with governments, donors, and the private sector to address systemic financing challenges to scaling community health programs across sub-Saharan Africa. Financing Alliance for Health has contributed to securing more than $200 million in financing for at-scale community health systems. It has engaged governments across 12 countries, and contributed to the official recognition of more than 415,000 Community Health Workers in policy and practice.
MapBiomas is a network of NGOs, academic institutions, and tech startups, combining local knowledge with global technology to improve the quality, speed, and applicability of land-use mapping to fight deforestation and environmental degradation and protect biodiversity and water. MapBiomas has over 100,000 unique users annually, including government agencies and Brazil’s largest banks, meatpackers, and agricultural companies. The platform has prompted 8,100 actions against deforestation in Brazil.
NDN Collective builds indigenous power by moving capital investment to, increasing capacity of, and deepening political engagement within North American Native communities, accumulating the tools for achieving land sovereignty, and leveraging culturally grounded storytelling to create transformative narratives of Indigenous leadership and innovation. NDN Collective has granted over $28 million to nearly 600 Indigenous-led groups across the Indigenous world.
Noora Health improves patient outcomes and strengthens health systems by equipping families and loved ones with life-saving caregiving skills. Noora Health has trained nearly two million caregivers and patients across more than 200 hospitals and nearly 100 clinics in India and Bangladesh. Their intervention reduces cardiac surgery complications by 71 percent and newborn readmissions by 56 percent.
NOSSAS builds digital mobilization tools for real-world action to amplify civic engagement and resource a network of activism in Brazil. NOSSAS engaged over 1.2 million Brazilians in 18 cities, and successfully advocated for 25 public policy changes in 2020, across more than 200 citizen-led campaigns.
For more information on the social innovators driving transformational social change globally, explore Skoll’s 2021-2022 highlights.
This publication has been prepared within INDIGISE project. The content of this publication is the sole responsibility of the project coordinator and may not always reflect the views of the European Commission or the National Agency.