Acton Family Giving 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 completed our first grant cycle in November 2016 and are continuing to learn more about these fields through 2017. We look forward to sharing additional information on these initiatives, as well as our grants list in the fall.
In addition to Acton Family Giving, the Actons established Sunlight Giving and Solidarity Giving. Together, the three philanthropic entities work to support communities and families across the country.
We do not accept unsolicited letters of interest, applications or proposals at this time.
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