The Skoll Foundation releases the names of the four recipients of the 2015 Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship. The annual awards provide unrestricted funding to nonprofit leaders and organizations that are driving large-scale social change and are poised to have an even greater impact on some of the world’s most pressing problems. Each of this year’s awardees will receive $1.25 million over three years to scale their work. Announced during the twelfth annual Skoll World Forum, this year’s awardees includes Safeena Husain, founder of Educate Girls, which advocates for and invests in the education of girls.
Regional Youth Initiative Launched: The San Francisco Foundation launches the San Pablo Youth and Parents Grants initiative, an effort to support organizations that help children and families strengthen the youth and parent/guardian relationship. The initiative resulted from a two-year planning process involving San Pablo Koshland Fellows that included a review of data and feedback from community stakeholders. Initial grants were awarded to the Center for Lao Studies, Cinco de Mayo Parade Community, Girls Inc. — West Contra Costa County and the Latina Center.