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The Skoll Foundation

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Purpose and Activities

The Skoll Foundation drives large-scale change by investing in, connecting, and celebrating social entrepreneurs and other innovators dedicated to solving the world’s most pressing problems.


Established in 2002 in CA. In 2004, the foundation incorporated the Skoll Community Fund, a supporting organization associated with the Silicon Valley Community Foundation of San Jose, CA, into its operations - Founded by Jeff Skoll, the first employee and president of the online auction firm, eBay. Skoll also founded Participant Media, an independent film production company with credits including the Oscar-nominated "Syriana," "Good Night, and Good Luck" and "North Country." Jeff Skoll has committed to The Giving Pledge, and has pledged to give away at least half of his wealth to philanthropy.


The Skoll Foundation

Family foundation, Venture philanthropy fund




250 University Ave., Ste. 200 Palo Alto, CA United States 94301-1738

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