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Policy Agenda

SVCN advocates at all levels of government, focusing on local government, to inform
policymakers of the impact of nonprofits and to promote policies that enable nonprofits to
advance their missions. SVCN also advocates in partnership with nonprofit coalitions to advance the diverse and intersecting policies that they care about, focusing on advancing racial justice and equity and building thriving communities.


Nonprofits throughout Santa Clara County improve lives and strengthen communities. The sector is also a vital component of the state’s economy.

Yearly, SVCN surveys the nonprofit community and works with its Policy Council, a group
representing a cross-section of the local nonprofit community, to set its partnership policy agenda for the calendar year. SVCN is committed to rigorously reviewing its policy priorities from the perspective of advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, removing implicit bias, and identifying public policy solutions on behalf of the broad nonprofit community.

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