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Silicon Valley Gives campaign raises nearly $8 million for local nonprofits

The inaugural Silicon Valley Gives campaign generated nearly $8 million for local nonprofit organizations during the May 6 daylong fundraiser.

To mark the 100th anniversary of community foundations, the Mountain View-based Silicon Valley Community Foundation, with a major assist from Microsoft of Silicon Valley, raised money for nonprofit agencies through a single online donation platform, providing a way to connect donors to hundreds of causes they support and encourage them to take action.

Funds are still trickling in via the website, but the amount of money raised as of Monday totaled $7,935,704.

Among the local nonprofit groups benefiting: TheatreWorks ($100,801); the Community Health Awareness Council ($34,710); Peninsula Youth Theatre ($30,176); Help One Child ($23,244); the Foothill-De Anza Foundation ($22,325); the Community School of Music and Arts ($20,510); the Los Altos Community Foundation ($19,735); the Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation ($19,459); Los Altos United Methodist Church and Hope’s Corner ($10,755); the Day Worker Center of Mountain View ($9,766); the Krause Center for Innovation at Foothill College ($8,835); Partners for New Generations ($4,535); the Los Altos Educational Foundation ($3,345); the Los Altos History Museum ($2,350); and Music for Minors ($1,915).

TheatreWorks was the fourth-largest recipient of funds.

“We are immensely touched by this outpouring of support during Silicon Valley Gives,” said founding artistic director Robert Kelley. “What a glorious way to launch our 45th season.”

As of Monday, the campaign received more than 21,500 donations from more than 14,600 donors.

To donate, visit svgives.razoo.com.

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