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Acton Family Fund is a donor advised fund at Silicon Valley Community Foundation. It was established in 2014 by Tegan and Brian Acton following the sale of WhatsApp to Facebook.

The fund supports initiatives that the Actons feel a deep personal connection and commitment to. One area of focus is building empathy in society. With that goal in mind, current initiatives include supporting first-person storytelling and promoting compassion for vulnerable animals throughout the world.

We are currently working on our first grant cycle while learning more about these fields. We look forward to sharing additional information on these initiatives, as well as our grants list in early 2017.

In addition to the Acton Family Fund, the Actons established Sunlight Giving, a family foundation dedicated to supporting the basic needs of low-income families with young children ages 0-5.

We do not accept unsolicited letters of interest, applications or proposals at this time.



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