Silicon Valley Gives is a online giving day presented by Silicon Valley Community Foundation to benefit more than 600 nonprofits in the area. For 24 hours, donations to participating groups may be eligible for matches, prizes and other benefits. The event is being widely promoted.
Thanks to an anonymous donor, gifts to the MVEF Endowment during SVGives on May 6 will be matched (up to $5000). Created in November 1999, the MVEF Endowment has the goal of providing long-term, perpetual financial support to MVEF. Donations can be scheduled now to run on May 6: svgives.razoo.com/story/MVEF-Endowment.
If you're able to go online to donate on May 6, there are opportunities to triple your gift. During the midnight hour, the first $50,000 in donations will be match 2 to 1 by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. Between 7:00 and 8:00 AM the Knight Foundation will match the first $35,000. There are matching grants at the noon and 6 PM hours as well. There are matches for the nonprofit getting the most individual gifts during a particular hour, and many other prizes. See the complete list of matches at SVGives.
In honor of MVEF's 30th anniversary, Microsoft provided a grant to allow the Foundation to create a short video, or micro-documentary. We are very grateful for the support and were to debut the micro-doc at the March 29th Spring Gala.
Despite the rainy weather, many parents and community members came out to celebrate 30 years of supporting our schools. With sponsorships, ticket sales, the raffle, and silent and live auction, we raised just over $87,000. A few auction items are still available – check out our online auction and we just might reach $90,000.
We are very grateful to our presenting sponsor, Google, as well as the other 35 businesses and families that provided sponsorships. The Taste of Mountain View gala would not have been possible without the gnerous donations of our participating restaurants and stores. Please thank these establishments for their support: The Counter Custom Built Burgers, Paul Martin’s American Grill, The Menu Artisan Cuisine of India, Steins Beer Garden, Esther’s German Bakery, Whole Foods and The Milk Pail Market.