COVID-19 Global Impact & Innovation Fund

Because collective action is the only way to overcome the magnitude of challenges we’re up against, Silicon Valley Bank, the bank of the world’s most innovative companies and their investors, with Founders Pledge, which empowers entrepreneurs to do immense good, have formed the COVID-19 Global Impact & Innovation Fund. The mission is to mobilize the innovation community to fund direct relief, immediate interventions, and long-term resilience in the face of current and future pandemics worldwide.

Managed by Founders Pledge and seeded with a $1 million donation from Silicon Valley Bank, our global fund supports the most promising high-impact initiatives curated by Founders Pledge’s dedicated research experts. Continuously informed by our global entrepreneurial, technology and philanthropy networks, our fund will keep pace with evolving global needs.


We have established specific goals for this funding:

  • Stop the spread of COVID-19 and support a robust medical response
  • Provide direct relief to communities in need globally
  • Build long-term resilience for future pandemics

The high-impact fund is:

  • Globally focused
  • Adaptive to needs as they evolve
  • Informed by our global entrepreneurial, technology and philanthropy networks
  • Inclusive of the most promising high-impact opportunities vetted by our team
  • Curated by Founders Pledge’s dedicated COVID-19 researchers with pandemic research and global health expertise

If you would like more information, you can read more about the strategy for this fund.

High-Impact Grant Recipients

We will regularly update past and current grant recipients as needs evolve. Current grant recipients include:

  • Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security
  • Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations COVID-19 Vaccine
  • GiveDirectly COVID-19 International Emergency Relief
  • Meals on Wheels COVID-19 Response Fund

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