The Skoll Foundation advances its mission through two separate entities: the Skoll Foundation, a private foundation, and the Skoll Fund, a supporting organization associated with the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. Through these two entities, the Skoll Foundation advances the work of social entrepreneurs. Additionally, the Skoll Foundation provided financial support to the Skoll Global Threats Fund, a separate private foundation, from 2009-2017. The Skoll Global Threats Fund sunset at the end of 2017, spinning off its pandemics and climate work into standalone initiatives, at Ending Pandemics and the Climate Advocacy Lab, respectively. Peace and security work returned to the Skoll Foundation.
The Skoll Foundation has invested approximately $935 million worldwide, including the Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship and the Skoll Global Threats Fund. The Skoll Foundation has invested in 165 organizations on five continents.
Most Recent Grant Information
In 2020, the Skoll Foundation and the Skoll Fund awarded a total of $173 million in grants and disbursed $170 million in grant payments.