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The Giving Code

The Giving Code: Silicon Valley Nonprofits and Philanthropy  a new report funded by The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and supported by 13 partners and 19 advisors, reflects a year of research and analysis, and conversations with more than 300 community stakeholders—from high net worth individuals and their advisors, to leaders of community-based organizations.

The Giving Code builds on work that others have done, but also breaks new ground, providing a holistic portrait of the region’s nonprofit and philanthropy ecosystems—their size and shape, how they operate, where and why they do or do not intersect. In it, the authors examine and challenge Silicon Valley’s emerging “giving code,”—an implicit approach to philanthropy embodied by new hi-tech donors—exploring the divides that exist between local philanthropists and community-based nonprofits, and sharing ideas for how to bridge the gaps.  Download a free copy here.