As the Almanac's Holiday Fund heads into its 20th year, donors can look back with pride on a history of giving that has provided nearly $3.5 million to local nonprofits since it was launched in 1993. The history of giving to the Holiday Fund reflects the economic health of Silicon Valley, with peak donations reaching nearly $400,000 in 1999 and 2000, then plunging to around half that amount until falling even more in 2009. Since then, donors have picked up the pace, helping to push the 2011 total to $167,000, a jump of $30,000.
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posted Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 12:00 AM