After an extensive review of the local landscape, the newly formed Palo Alto Philanthropy Committee has chosen two anchor partners and a further three partners providing essential relief to those most affected by Covid-19 in the Bay Area.

Meals to those most in need in their local communities
The UCSF Medical Center is a network of more than a half-dozen hospital campuses around San Francisco. The Advent commitment will be used to address the needs of patients and caregivers by providing diagnostics and testing, emergency provision for the uninsured, medical research and support for frontline healthcare workers. Our donation to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) will go towards providing basic needs such as shelter, food, clothing and financial assistance to the most vulnerable Covid-19 affected Bay Area communities.
As well as these two primary partners, the Palo Alto office is delighted to support two food banks: The SF/Marin Foodbank and Second Harvest of Silicon Valley. Both provide pop-up and drive-thru pantries as well as home-delivery services for homebound citizens during Covid-19. The Advent commitment will enable these great charities to serve roughly 200,000 meals to those most in need in their local communities. Last, but by no means least, we are partnering with the SVCF Covid-19 Small Business Relief Fund, which provides immediate support to struggling self-employed and small business owners in the form of loans, grants and technical assistance.