For the first time in five years, a new company tops our Corporate Philanthropy List: Alphabet/Google. It gave almost $24 million in fiscal year 2016, beating out perpetual list leader The Sobrato Foundation by $3 million. During the same time period, The Sobrato Foundation gave almost $21 million. These are cash donations, given to charitable organizations in Silicon Valley. The No. 1 spot isn't the only place upset this year.
For the first time, the Silicon Valley Business Journal will honor top executives from 10 companies in its C-Suite Awards. These C-suite level leaders will be officially recognized in our inaugural C-Suite Awards on Thursday, Nov. 30, at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara. Click through the above slideshow to see this year's honorees. Winners will be honored during the awards dinner. Click here for more information about the event.
There's a fair amount of juggling among the top-ranked Silicon Valley corporate philanthropists this year, with more than half of the companies moving up. The list ranks the top 50 Silicon Valley companies by the amount of cash contributed to charitable organizations in the area during the 2016 fiscal year. The rankings of those companies will be announced at our Corporate Philanthropy awards dinner on Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara. To register for the event, go to this link.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
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Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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