David Rothschild

Director of Social Entrepreneurship, Fossil Foundation


As Director of Social Entrepreneurship with Fossil, David Rothschild leads the Fossil Foundation’s global grants program. Prior to working at Fossil, David worked as a Principle with the Skoll Foundation for 6 1/2 years, where he developed and structured funding opportunities to drive large scale change, with an emphasis on addressing deforestation, and water and sanitation. Prior to the Skoll Foundation, David worked for the Goldman Environmental Foundation where he was responsible for the Latin America and Africa program areas of the Goldman Environmental Prize. In 2004 David worked for the Inter-American Development Bank in Venezuela on a watershed management project. In 2003 David managed a community-based mapping initiative for Field Museum of Chicago in the Bolivian Amazon. From 1997 to 2003 David led the Amazon Alliance, a strategic partnership between environmental and indigenous organizations of the Amazon.

Recent Articles

David Rothschild - Fossil Foundation, June 12, 2013
I just returned from Brazil, where I visited partners in the Amazon states of Para and Mato Grosso.  Before I get into the nitty-gritty, let me reflect on the big…
David Rothschild - Fossil Foundation, January 7, 2013
Our team bounced along the dirt road in Samistipur district in rural Bihar, India, who knows how far from the nearest paved road, until we finally arrived at the beautiful and peaceful…