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The Skoll Foundation

The Skoll Foundation

A family investment office in California that focuses on investing in social entrepreneurs.

The Skoll Foundation is a family investment office in California that focuses on investing in social entrepreneurs. Founded 1999 in Palo Alto, California, United States by Jeffrey S. Skoll, it invests in late stage ventures. The Skoll Foundation is a foundation in the field of social entrepreneurship. As of March 2020, over the past 14 years, they have awarded approximately $413 million, including investments in 108 remarkable social entrepreneurs and 87 organizations on five continents in underserved communities. In addition to these investments, the company funds a $25 million portfolio of program-related investments (PRIs). Its portfolio companies include mPedigree Network, mPharma, ConnectMed, Namati, Breakthrough, Equal Justice Initiative, Living Goods, Videre, and Nanosolar. As of March 2020, The Skoll Foundation has made nine investments. Their most recent investment was on April 4, 2019, when mPedigree Network raised $1.5M. The Skoll Foundation has had one exit, which was ConnectMed.

Timeline

People

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Role
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Alex Sloan

Director of Innovation Investments

Ehren Reed

Director of Evaluation

Jeffrey S. Skoll

Founder

Sally Osberg

President & CEO

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Companies

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Living Goods

Breakthrough

ConnectMed

Equal Justice Initiative

mPedigree Network

mPharma

Namati

Nanosolar

Videre

News

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The Ad Council
March 11, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- The Ad Council and COVID Collaborative today announced new PSAs as part of their COVID-19 Vaccine Education Initiative's "It's Up To You"...
December 16, 2020
WebWire
The Families and Workers Fund, a collaborative philanthropic effort designed to support and empower workers, families, and communities devastated by the health and economic crisis caused by COVID-19, is proud to announce a significant increase in new funding and grantmaking partners to advance its mission., , , , Launched in April amidst the first peak of the pandemic in the United States with an initial commitment of $7 million, the Families and Workers Fund now stands at nearly $30 million....
Ford Foundation
December 16, 2020
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- The Families and Workers Fund, a collaborative philanthropic effort designed to support and empower workers, families, and communities...

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