SVCN's Activate Your Impact Summit is the Silicon Valley nonprofit policy conference you've been waiting for. We've taken our popular annual summit focused on health and housing, and pumped it up to include new topics, new research, new strategies, and new insights.


Designed for those who challenge the status quo, #AYI20 will equip over 200 nonprofit advocates in their work to fight for equity and thriving communities. By attending the summit, you will immerse yourself in an environment of innovation that brings change agents together to learn, create meaningful connections, and collaborate towards amplifying our collective voice.


As of March 5, 2020, the Santa Clara County Public Health Department has recommended that large gatherings be postponed or cancelled given the status of the COVID-19 virus. Therefore, to protect the health of our nonprofit leaders and our vulnerable community members, we are postponing our Activate Your Impact policy summit to May 21, 2020.


It was a disappointing decision to make, given the important strategies and incredible knowledge our amazing lineup of speakers, panelists, and facilitators was prepared to share with our attendees. However, it’s important for SVCN to lead by example to protect our community, especially those who are most threatened by the grave health and economic consequences of this virus.


The recommendation from public health officials applies to gatherings or community events where large numbers of people will be within arm’s length of one another because social distancing is generally an effective means of early containment. It became clear that we could not host the summit we all envisioned under these conditions.

The good news is that we have already secured a new date, and we hope you will be able to join us on Thursday, May 21. (Obviously, this date is also subject to change given that we can’t predict the future course of the virus.)
We hope to record some of the presentations that can’t be rescheduled, and we'll look to share those recordings with you. Please stay tuned to this space.


We will also be contacting all registrants who have paid in advance to either credit your ticket to the May 21 conference or process a refund. Please send an email to to request a refund.

SVCN is responding to the COVID-19 crisis, together with our San Mateo County partner Thrive, to bring updated information and strategies to our nonprofit community. We are in daily communication with the County Office of the Executive and many nonprofit leaders, and have been activated as a part of the CADRE network.

We encourage you to visit the Public Health Department website for up-to-date information about the COVID-19 virus and answers to frequently asked questions.

Thank you for understanding, and stay healthy!
Kyra Kazantzis | CEO