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The Silicon Valley Bank COVID-19 Global Impact & Innovation Fund

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Funding community resilience

Our mission is to mobilize the innovation community to fund direct relief and long-term resilience in the face of COVID-19.

Managed by Founders Pledge and seeded with a $1 million donation from SVB, our global fund supports this critical work. We invite you to join us.
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Fund Opportunities & Goals


Continuously informed by our global entrepreneurial, technology and philanthropy networks, our fund will keep pace with evolving global needs including:


Medical Response

Stop the spread of COVID-19 and support a robust medical response.

Social Efforts

Mitigate the social cost of the pandemic by providing relief to affected families.

High-Impact Grant Recipients

The first distributions will focus on a strong medical and humanitarian response to the crisis, and direct relief to those most in need including:

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When the pressure on medical services and society subsides, the Fund will make grants to organizations working to build institutional capacity in order to prevent the spread of future pandemics.

Read more about the strategy for this fund

COVID-19 Relief and Resources

We encourage you to leverage the following resources from SVB and our partners.

Debt Relief

Providing certain venture debt borrowers with loans $10M or less an opportunity to defer principle payments for six months. Qualifying candidates will be notified. Learn more

Paycheck Protection Program

Emergency relief program to support small businesses with funds to keep their workforce employed during the pandemic crisis. Learn more

SVB Webinars

Register for SVB-hosted webinars to hear best practices and guidance from SVBers and our partners. Replays of recent webinars are also available. Learn more

Hello Alice COVID-19 Business Resource Center

Find funding and guidance on how to support entrepreneurs and small business owners through the impacts of coronavirus. Learn more

NVCA Response to COVID-19

Important information and resources to venture-backed companies about the federal response to COVID-19, including tax credits, loan opportunities, and sick leave. Learn more

TechNet Coronavirus Resources

The technology industry is working diligently and in a multitude of ways to support people and businesses across the U.S. during the coronavirus pandemic. Learn more