FI  Skoll Foundation

     Office Locations:

250 University Avenue, Suite 200
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone: 650-331-1031
Fax: 650-331-1033



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    The first employee and first President of eBay, Jeff Skoll created The Skoll Foundation in 1999 to pursue his vision of a sustainable world of peace and prosperity. Led by CEO Sally Osberg since 2001, the group's mission is to drive large scale change by investing in, connecting and celebrating social entrepreneurs and the innovators who help them solve global pressing problems. The group is now one of the leading foundations in the field of social entrepreneurship. Over the past 10 years, Skoll has awarded more than $800 million, including investments in 144 social entrepreneurs and 116 organizations on five continents around the world who are creating a brighter future for underserved communities. In addition to grant-making, Skoll funds a $20 million+ portfolio of program-related and mission-aligned investments. In 2003, the group partnered with the Said Business School at the University of Oxford to launch the first academic center dedicated to social entrepreneurship, the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship. Skoll also supports and partners with many pioneers and innovators in the field, organizations such as Ashoka, Acumen Fund and Duke University's Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship. As of December 31, 2019, the Skoll Foundation assets were $640 million and the Skoll Fund assets were $636 million. Combined assets totaled $1,276 million.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Audrey Kirkpatrick Program Coordinator
    Cristina Yoon Senior Director
    Debbie Santos Senior Director
    Don Gips CEO
    Edwin Ou Managing Director


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