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24 hours, 650 non-profits, millions of dollars in donations: Silicon Valley Gives Day is May 6th!

Created: 30 Apr 2014
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Tuesday, May 6th marks a special day for non-profits in Silicon Valley - Silicon Valley Gives Day! For 24 hours, one website will provide a single donation platform to benefit over 650 non-profits working in Silicon Valley.

As part of Silicon Valley Gives Day, Symantec is matching all donations up to $10,000 to one of our non-profit partners - Techbridge.

Techbridge, a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring underrepresented girls in science, technology, and engineering, has worked with over 4,000 girls in grades 5-12 through its after-school and summer programs in the San Francisco Bay area. From tackling the challenge of designing a prosthetic hand for the disabled, building a customized gumball machine or learning the fundamentals of chemical engineering by mixing their own lip balm, Techbridge curriculum brings STEM alive for girls through projects with real-world applications.


Below is a recent blog by Techbridge that details the many ways you can get involved in this important day. For example, in addition to donating, you can follow the campaign on Facebook and use the hashtag #svgives to share the news on social media.

We hope you’ll join us in celebrating and supporting this important day for the Silicon Valley community – whether it’s donating, spreading the news, or both!

Jaime Barclay is Symantec's Corporate Philanthropy Program Manager.

Donate to Techbridge through Silicon Valley Gives, May 6 2014

By Sarah Elovich, Techbridge Grants Manager

Techbridge is participating in Silicon Valley Gives, an online fundraising event on May 6, 2014. On this day, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation will facilitate donations for local nonprofits through a single online donation platform. This is your chance to help us make history in the first ever all day giving event for non-profits serving Silicon Valley!

Your donations to Techbridge made today until Tuesday May 6 through this website will be doubled, thanks to our generous friends at Symantec.

In addition to the Symantec match, donations made at specific times on May 6 can take your dollars even further including:

  • Midnight - 1am: Two-to-one dollar match
  • 12 noon hour: Dollar-for-dollar match
  • 6 pm hour: Dollar-for-dollar match
  • 7 pm hour: Dollar-for-dollar match

Find the full list of matches and prizes here.

Join our Facebook event to get updates.

Please invite your friends and help us reach our $10,000 goal!

As always, we thank you for helping us inspire girls to change the world.