Nominations Open For Powered By EF Corporate Responsibility Awards

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MOUNTAIN VIEW — Entrepreneurs’ Foundation of SVCF is excited to invite companies, nonprofit organizations and corporate responsibility professionals to submit nominations for the Powered by EF awards, a 15-year tradition of recognizing exemplary companies for their outstanding commitment to corporate responsibility and community involvement.

Nomination materials are available at The deadline to submit the brief nomination form is Friday, August 1. 

The 15th annual Powered by EF celebration and awards presentation will be held Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at Hotel Sofitel in Redwood City, California. The event will bring together more than 200 leaders in the corporate citizenship community to honor successes of the past year. Previous award winners have included Aruba Networks, CafePress, Deloitte, Levi Strauss & Co., and SanDisk. You can read about the 2013 winners here.

This year, we will honor four companies and individuals for their effective work in corporate responsibility. The award categories are as follows:

  • Company of the Year: Given to a company that, through its activities and partnerships during the previous calendar year, clearly demonstrates its commitment to corporate social responsibility programs as part of its core business values.

  • CEO of the Year: Given to a CEO who demonstrates superior commitment to philanthropy, from his/her personal commitment to charity to demonstration of leadership in his/her company’s corporate responsibility programs.

  • Practitioner of the Year: Given to an individual who provides a gold standard example for his/her efforts in corporate philanthropy and/or corporate responsibility. This prestigious award gives the CSR community the chance to recognize and celebrate the work of a leading colleague, peer or client in the field of corporate responsibility.

  • Partnership of the Year: Given to a company that has established a strong and multifaceted community partnership with a U.S. or international nonprofit organization, and continues to develop and deepen the partnership to benefit society.

Please visit this link and review the nomination packet for further information. Nominations are due August 1, 2014.

Further questions and completed nominations should be directed to Julie Hopper, Manager, Corporate Responsibility,



About Entrepreneurs’ Foundation of SVCF

Entrepreneurs' Foundation of SVCF is a U.S.-based not-for-profit 501(c)(3) public charity that is part of Silicon Valley Community Foundation. Entrepreneurs’ Foundation 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.

About Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Silicon Valley Community Foundation makes all forms of philanthropy more powerful. We serve as a catalyst and leader for innovative solutions to our region’s most challenging problems, and our donors award more money to charities than any other community foundation in the United States. SVCF has more than $4.7 billion in assets under management. As Silicon Valley’s center of philanthropy, we provide thousands of individuals, families and corporations with simple and effective ways to give locally and around the world. Find out more at

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