Entrepreneurs' Foundation of SVCF is a U.S.-based not-for-profit public charity that provides privately held companies expert advice on corporate social responsibility and philanthropy so that they can both achieve their business goals and help their communities.
We believe businesses need stable, thriving communities to succeed, and communities need strong businesses as well. We do not believe that profit goals and community engagement are mutually exclusive. Our role is to bring the corporate and social sectors together so they can build strong communities while also creating corporate value. EF has worked with more than 1,000 companies since 1998 to design and implement corporate social responsibility and philanthropy programs. We offer:
- help making charitable contributions, either now or for the future, including through donations of pre-IPO stock
- volunteer days, training for non-profit board service, and seminars on corporate social responsibility to boost employee involvement
- resources, consulting services, and strategic and practical support to help companies establish a culture of philanthropy and community participation.
Entrepreneurs' Foundation of SVCF believes that companies have a role to play in making our communities better places to live and work. Our world has massive social issues. Whether it’s the high school graduation rates in North America, famine in Africa, natural disasters around the world or concerns about the environment or health care, companies are positioned to bring their expertise, talent, products and services to ameliorate these issues. However, Entrepreneurs' Foundation of SVCF realizes that companies are beholden to their shareholders and their stakeholders. The Entrepreneurs' Foundation of SVCF philosophy is that these two seemingly juxtaposed points of view are not at odds at all. If society is ill, business will not succeed. If there is no business and no growth in business, there is no wealth generation to build economic security and create more balanced communities. Both go hand in hand.
Entrepreneurs' Foundation of SVCF’s role is to bring the corporate sector and the social sector together to maximize social impact while creating value. We do this by helping companies determine how they can best leverage assets to maximize impact and simultaneously meet corporate objectives. Entrepreneurs' Foundation of SVCF knows the CSR landscape extraordinarily well and has worked with hundreds of companies to design and implement their CSR programs. This knowledge and expertise enables Entrepreneurs' Foundation of SVCF to help companies avoid pitfalls and make the best choices for each company’s unique needs.