Thrive Alliance and Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits stand together with our two-county nonprofit alliance to express our sorrow about the killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many other Black people, Indigenous people, and People of Color...

March 10, 2020

With now almost three dozen known coronavirus cases and the first death of a community member in Santa Clara County, our community is very much coming to terms with the new reality of the local effects of this global pandemic. Over the last few days, nonprofit leaders...

January 6, 2020

I hope everyone had the kind of holiday break they wanted – but for those of you who got a bad cold over the break, are now somewhat regretfully practicing Veganuary or Dryuary, or have spent even 20 minutes looking at national news over the last three weeks, I offer y...

July 10, 2019

If you’re lucky enough to be planning a family barbeque at the park or in the backyard or a trip to the Santa Cruz boardwalk or even a Hawaiian beach this summer, doing some heavy reading is probably not on your agenda. But if you do decide to keep your nonprofit brain...

June 14, 2019

I’m Kyra Kazantzis and I am so pleased to introduce myself to you as the new CEO of the Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits. In this, my first monthly message

April 10, 2019

Board of Directors Selects Housing Leader and Community Lawyer to Succeed Long-Time CEO Patricia Gardner

SAN JOSE, CA, April 10, 2019 – The Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits today announced that its Board of Directors has selected Kyra Kazantzis as Chief Executi...

March 20, 2019

We are thrilled to announce OnBoard Together, a Silicon Valley-wide initiative dedicated to helping local nonprofits create strong boards of directors.
This is a joint venture of Thrive, The Alliance of Nonprofits for San Mateo County, Center for Excellence in Nonpro...

Dear Friends,

I would like to thank all our partners who sent well wishes and/or attended Patricia’s Gratitude with Attitude celebration.  I know she felt honored by the recognition, the special words shared, and your attendance.  The Board thanks you.
I’d also...

February 19, 2019

Dear Friends, 

This message is to share with you the progress of the SVCN CEO search and to announce the interim transition plan.
Over the past three months, the Transition Team has actively worked with the executive search firm Carlson Beck, to identify prospective...

January 23, 2019

The SVCN Change Maker award started in 2000 with a very simple goal – to put a spotlight on community activism in Santa Clara County. As we end 2018, we are pleased to acknowledge this year’s Change Maker award recipients who have helped create significant change in ou...

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