Valley Vision Projects

Since 1994 Valley Vision has driven transformative change for Northern California. Our contributions improve quality of life, economic growth and community equity. Check out our work—which today spans 16 Northern California counties—and see how we are making our communities the most livable in the nation.

Project profiles appear in alphabetic order with active initiatives marked by an *.  

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The Central Valley AgPlus Food and Beverage Manufacturing Consortium was granted an Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) Designation by the U.S. Economic Development Administration in July 2015, one of 24 such regions across the United States. This designation gives the 28-county Central Valley priority consideration for federal grants and technical assistance from the...+ Read more
The Business Resiliency Initiative is helping to increase awareness and preparedness for business continuity risks faced by small and medium enterprises in the Capital Region. The initiative aims to minimize the impacts of an economic crisis potentially caused by unforeseen disaster, and to put California’s Capital Region at the forefront of other regions across the country looking to learn from and replicate an effective regional resiliency framework.+ Read more
California Stewardship Network - Thriving Region, Thriving State - Logo
Valley Vision serves as the administrator of a network of nonprofit organizations from the Redwood Coast to San Diego who are committed to regional stewardship and joint economic, social, and environmental action.+ Read more
Solar panels in Sacramento County
Cap-and-Trade program funds can result in millions of dollars for the Sacramento region to invest in projects that reduce GHG emissions and help address environmental justice and social disparity issues. Valley Vision is monitoring Green House Gas Reduction Funds (GGRF) awarded in the region and analyzing the level of investment as compared to other regions in California.+ Read more
High Growth Business Cluster Workforce Assessments are being conducted as a refresh to 2012 Next Economy research that identified six clusters of opportunity for job growth. The research study will identify critical workforce skills gaps and the information gained will result in an action plan that aligns education and training with the region’s employments needs.+ Read more
An award-winning collaboration between the business, public health and environmental communities working to meet clean air standards to protect health and promote economic growth.+ Read more
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Valley Vision partnered in the design and establishment of Align Capital Region, the Capital Region's innovative operating system for aligning resources to achieve greater outcomes in education, workforce development, and community vitality. Align Capital Region ( ) is the backbone that guides a unified strategy under a sustainable structure that coordinates college and career readiness efforts across the Sacramento region, uniting cross-sector stakeholders, maximizing disparate resources, and leveraging broad support around a common vision to ensure that our region’s young people are adequately prepared for college and career.+ Read more
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By using research and focus groups to identify the most important health needs in vulnerable communities, Valley Vision helped not-for-profit hospitals focus their business and community investments in priority areas to create stronger, healthier communities for all.+ Read more
CropMobster Sacramento is an online community food hub that empowers communities
CropMobster is Sacramento's new online food hub where those who have food and can’t use it, are able to sell or trade it with those who can. It's a revolutionary online food community that connects traders and sellers from local farms, food businesses, restaurants, hunger relief organizations and even gardening enthusiasts so that good food gets in the hands of those who need and want it, instead of going to waste.+ Read more