Too many families in Silicon Valley do not have access to basic resources. Current research suggests that safe and affordable housing, physical safety, healthy food, and quality health care are vital for families to achieve stability. Resources that address these needs can have a significant impact on improved health and social and economic outcomes for families. In particular, young children see exponential benefits from having access to these resources. These findings compel us to give.
As one of the three sister organizations in the Wildcard Giving family, Sunlight Giving’s grantmaking works in tandem with Acton Family Giving’s empathy building initiative 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 grantmaking, providing general and flexible operating support, continuing to learn and adapt, and trusting grantees and the communities they serve.
- Tegan and Brian Acton
Food is a fundamental human necessity
Safe and stable shelter is the cornerstone of all other basic needs
Coordinated services connect families to vital resources
Health Care Access
Health care is a human right and should be accessible to all
Families and children deserve safe and nurturing environments
Building pathways of mobility and inclusion