The Shackleton Foundation
Founded in 2007, by descendants of the original Nimrod expedition, the Shackleton Foundation celebrates the legacy of the great man in a 21st century context. Our mission is to support social entrepreneurs who exemplify the spirit of Shackleton: inspirational leaders with innovative and scalable ideas striving to make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged young people.
We provide seed funding and support to enable aspiring leaders and social entrepreneurs to establish their own ventures. We look for long-lasting, far-reaching projects with the potential to provide solutions to intractable social problems faced by young people.
2014 marks the centenary of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s famed trans-Antarctic Endurance mission. The Shackleton Foundation is running the ‘My Antarctic’ campaign, which aims to celebrate Shackleton’s legacy of endurance and leadership and to raise the profile of and fundraise for the Foundation’s work. We believe everyone has an 'Antactic'...what's yours?