Acton Family Giving supports targeted initiatives and organizations we have a personal connection to. This is not discretionary giving, but a home for work, ideas, and efforts that further our commitment to community.

Our first initiative, Empathy Building, supports opportunities for people to rekindle and strengthen their capacity for empathy. As our second initiative, we have joined the Collaborative for Gender + Reproductive Equity, supporting organizations that are advocating for this work across the United States. As we continue to grow, learn through, and explore our philanthropy, we will add new giving areas and evolve our work to support aligned opportunities.

As one of the three sister organizations in the Wildcard Giving family, Acton Family Giving builds upon Sunlight Giving’s direct services support and Solidarity Giving’s stand for social justice. Together, the three philanthropic entities support communities across the country and beyond. They share a commitment to the philanthropic values of being in service to the public trust, upholding transparency in our work, providing general and flexible operating support, continuing to learn and adapt, and trusting grantees and the communities they serve. 

— Tegan & Brian

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Acton Family Giving is a donor advised fund at Fidelity Charitable. It was established in 2014 by Tegan and Brian Acton following the sale of WhatsApp to Facebook.
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