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Silicon Valley Philanthropy Day

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Silicon Valley Philanthropy Day is AFP SVC’s premier event held each year in conjunction with National Philanthropy Day.  A celebration of excellence in local philanthropy, Philanthropy Day is a community event attended by 700 fundraisers, community leaders, and philanthropists.


Join AFP SVC in celebrating the giving heart at the 29th annual Silicon Valley Philanthropy Day on Friday, November 18, 2016!     


Who is your CHAMPION?

Take advantage of the opportunity to participate in Silicon Valley Philanthropy Day and pay tribute to one of your supporters.  Submit an award nomination in either the non-competitive Distinguished Volunteer Fundraiser category or one of the following competitive Outstanding Award categories:


Outstanding Philanthropist

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser

Outstanding Professional Fundraiser

Outstanding Corporate Grant Maker with More Than 300 Employees

Outstanding Corporate Grant Maker with Fewer Than 300 Employees

Outstanding Foundation Grant Maker

Outstanding Philanthropic Organization

Outstanding Philanthropic Youth Organization  


Up to 50 honorees will be recognized in the non-competitive Distinguished Volunteer Fundraiser category and a single honoree will be selected by a panel of volunteer judges to receive the award in each of the competitive Outstanding Award categories. 


Nomination Process



Step 1 - Intent to Nominate:

Click here to submit an “Intent to Nominate” and receive the official nomination forms.

Step 2 – Award Nomination:

Submit the award nomination form, essay and supplementary information to the email address indicated on the nomination form by 5pm on Monday, April 18.


Step 3 - Award Notification: 

Nominators will be notified of honoree selections by June 10.


Step 4 - Award Presentation:

Honorees must attend and will be publicly recognized at AFP SVC’s Silicon Valley Philanthropy Day awards luncheon on Friday, November 18 at Santa Clara Convention Center.  


Helpful Links


Award Criteria 

Nomination Tips

Past Outstanding Honorees

Sample Outstanding Award Nomination

Outstanding Award Nomination Packet  AND Outstanding Award Nomination Form

Distinguished Award Nomination Packet AND Distinguished Award Nomination Form




Silicon Valley Philanthropy Day

Friday, November 18

Santa Clara Convention Center


Table and Ticket Order Form



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Click here to view the Silicon Valley Philanthropy Day 25th anniversary video. 


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