Early Launch

About a year ago, we asked a few founders from Twilio, Omada, and a couple other startups, to join our “alpha release”. The Schox Philanthropic Fund received over 100 applications from nonprofits and, from these, we curated and presented 20 nonprofits to our first five members.


Some of the early members shared this list with their partners, while others accepted our offer to arrange interviews with the nonprofits entrepreneurs, before they selected a nonprofit to receive a $50,000 grant in their name.

"By pooling ownership, we reverse the VC model and take our collective minds to allocate funds to deserving institutions."

Tim & Andrew, Founders, Arch

"Jeff is a brilliant patent attorney and investor, making him a great counselor for any technology company."

Naval Ravikant - Founder/CEO of AngelList

"Participating in has been invaluable for me as I have begun developing my approach to philanthropy."

Sean Duffy, Founder & CEO, Omada Health

"I joined given that it's a hugely innovative approach to entrepreneurs pooling resources to invest in world-class non profits."

John Wolthuis, Co-Founder, Twilio