Day of Giving Thanks


Thank you to everyone who donated and participated during the SVGives Day of Giving May 6!

Thanks to our parents and youth for maintaining an active presence at Whole Foods all day (don’t forget to use your two-for-one coupons from The Tempest programs!). The kids enjoyed sharing screen time with NBC’s Christina Loren in the morning and Jeff Ranieri in the afternoon. We appeared in at least twelve different broadcast segments.

It was a very good day to get exposure and to make connections for future community activities.

May 6 Day Of Giving – Hours

Donate Now

Support San Jose Youth Shakespeare.

Here are optimal donation matching times for the event on May 6th

All day and just for Youth Shakespeare:
Links Through Learning – matching grant up to $1,000

Two-to-one dollar matching:
12:00 a.m. – SVCF to $50,000 (Does not apply to donations scheduled prior to the Giving Day!)

One-to-one dollar matching and other one-hour prizes:
7:00 a.m. – Knight Foundation to $35,000
8:00 a.m. – Bernard A. Newcomb Foundation to $15,000
12:00 p.m. – David and Lucile Packard Foundation to $50,000
5:00 p.m. – $1,000 Golden Ticket** added to first 50 gifts
6:00 p.m. – The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation up to $50,000
7:00 p.m – Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to $50,000

Any-hour matching and gifts:
Links Through Learning – matching grant up to $1,000
PayPal – 1% match to each donation paid with PayPal up to $50,000
SVCF Employees – $150 Golden Ticket** to one random donation each hour
Shackleton Family Fund – $2,500 added to the 408th and 650th donations of the day
Sobrado Family Foundation – $2,000 prize for the nonprofit receiving most individual gifts in an hour, all day

** An organization can receive only one golden ticket per match.

Donations through credit card or PayPal will show “Razoo Foundation” on your statement. The Razoo Foundation retains a processing fee of 4.9%** for all donations.

San Jose Youth Shakespeare can always receive donations by check or via PayPal sent funds to We also always accept donations by credit card at any time at our Support page .

The Event

Silicon Valley Community Foundation will host the first-ever day of giving to benefit every nonprofit organization in our region, an event aimed at inspiring and uniting our local community to support philanthropic causes.

On Tuesday, May 6, 2014, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of community foundations, SVCF will raise money for local nonprofits through a single online donation platform, providing a great way to connect donors to the charitable causes they care about most and encourage them to take action. This event will provide an opportunity for donors of all different capacities to be involved and will provide invaluable trainings to a broad range of nonprofit organizations.

One of the pillars of SVCF’s mission is to strengthen the common good locally. This 24-hour online fundraising effort will give the community foundation the opportunity to raise millions of dollars for thousands of nonprofits – and make a difference to people’s lives here in Santa Clara, San Mateo and San Benito counties.

This giving day is supported by Razoo, the world’s fastest-growing crowdfunding site for causes. Razoo is committed to creating a more generous world.

For print use, a QR code for linking to the event:
sjys svgive qr code

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[20140507 10am correcting reference to fees from 2.9% to 4.9% (April 2013 rate was changed)]