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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Valley Vision exactly?

We are an independent, 501c3 nonprofit headquartered in Sacramento, CA, that provides research, collaboration, and leadership services to make California's Capital Region prosperous and sustainable.  We are a "social enterprise," leveraging business approaches to achieve our social and community mission.

What does Valley Vision actually do?

We have three unique capacities.  The first is the ability to deliver independent, unbiased, and trusted research and factual reports to inform local decision-making on virtually any topic.  The second is our unique ability to recruit, manage and drive big initiatives led by business, government, education, and community leaders that tackle complex problems affecting our quality of life here.  Examples range widely, and include everything from creating a better environment for entrepreneurs to grow jobs, to improving healthy food access for school kids, to taking collective actions that reduce air pollution.  We are driven by a growth and opportunity agenda. The third is access to a set of powerful leadership networks that starts with our own 30 member VIP board and expands out to over 6,000 change agents across Northern California. You might be one of them.

When did Valley Vision get its start?

21-years ago, in 1994.

Where do you work today?

We work today in 13 Northern California Counties, with Sacramento being our HQ.  We work to improve the lives of 4.5 million residents who live from the crest of the Sierras down to the Central Valley -- over 13,500 square miles.

How are you funded?

Our clients include businesses, universities, utilities, governments and foundations.  

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