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 Executive Officer effective May 20, 20...

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 Nonprofits, and Silicon Valley Counci...


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 li...

March 5, 2019

California Law Prohibits Workplace Discrimination and Harassment

Did you know that California now requires companies with 5+ employees to provide harassment training? This not only includes Part-time and Full-time staff, but your temporary or seasonal staff as well (i.e. interns).

All staff in a manag...

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 candida...

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 our community.

Who are Change Mak...

January 23, 2019

Originally posted on San Jose Spotlight. Click here to view article.

While many in Silicon Valley recall the scandal of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Nicole Taylor, the foundation’s new chief executive, is ready to turn a new leaf.

Taylor replaces former Silicon Valley Community Foundation...

January 22, 2019

This year's Health and Housing summit was a huge success, thanks to our wonderful speakers. With topics ranging from innovative solutions to the housing crisis, to how food can act as medicine, we had tremendous insight to the great work being done in our community

When she first joined the Health Tr...

January 20, 2019

Originally posted on San Jose Spotlight. Click here to read article

Councilwoman Magdalena Carrasco’s vision for cannabis businesses in San Jose focuses on righting the wrongs.

For decades, residents in the east San Jose district have been victims of the country’s war on drugs. Now she wants to change...

September 6, 2018

SVCN has endorsed Measure A and Measure V – will you join us?

We are asking you to join our growing group of community leaders in endorsing Measure A and Measure V on your November ballots.

Endorse Measure A 

Measure V endorsement  – Complete the form and email to SVCN intern Hannah Rehm

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