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 Sacramento Region Food System Action Plan (FSAP) is a joint initiative of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation and Valley Vision. The goal is to leverage the unifying regional framework that the Action Plan establishes, and to activate the resources and leadership needed to transform our regional food system in order to reduce hunger, increase local healthy food consumption, improve health outcomes, and grow our regional economy.+ Read more
The Green Capital Alliance is a partnership of people and organizations working to support the Sacramento region’s clean tech economy, promote regional sustainability, and grow green jobs.+ Read more
Valley Vision will help communities in the San Joaquin Valley develop strategies to reduce Green House Gas (GHG) emissions and improve public health, create green jobs, and improve air quality.+ Read more
The Capital Region’s population is increasing at a rapid pace, leading to higher congestion and changing traffic patterns and priorities. Effective and convenient transportation options that allow commuters, visitors, customers, and the employment centers—especially in and around the downtown and Midtown retail and entertainment districts and West Sacramento’s civic centers—are becoming...+ Read more
The Capital Region of California, covering El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba counties, joined together in 2013 to pursue a competitive and strategic economic development agenda to bring about resiliency, vitality and a wide range of new opportunities for job creation, innovation and increased investment.+ Read more
UC Davis has a long history of leadership on transportation. Early world-class investments in campus bike facilities and the citywide Unitrans bus system have led to impressive rates of bicycling and transit use, particularly among undergraduates. Today, only one in four members of the UC Davis community drive alone to campus – an impressively low rate. Many institutions would be satisfied with...+ Read more
Through the scientific survey mechanism that Sacramento State's Institute for Social Research provides, Valley Vision collects and analyzes public opinion research on pressing issues in the region, communicates the findings we uncover to regional leaders and policy-makers, and is drawing needed awareness and action to vital issues, trends and public priorities.+ Read more
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School2Home is an innovative statewide program that aims to close both the Achievement Gap and the Digital Divide by integrating computing and broadband technologies into teaching and learning at low-performing schools throughout California. These historically low-performing schools tend to have limited access to the technology and tools necessary for teachers and students to navigate and adapt...+ Read more
Through the Capital Region SlingShot Initiative, Valley Vision is working with the four regional workforce development boards to leverage a $1 million grant to create a stronger innovation ecosystem across the Sacramento region’s six Next Economy-identified business clusters. The SlingShot implementation strategy will serve to increase the region’s capacity to innovate, while ensuring that the region's talent pool is prepared to access the opportunities available in the innovation economy.+ Read more
A region offering an educated and skilled workforce equipped to meet employment demands is one that benefits the labor market at state, regional and local levels. That's why Valley Vision is working with the region's community college system to develop clear and defined career pathways that ensure a skilled and competitive workforce for the Sacramento Capital Region, to generate a pathway out of poverty through Career Technical Education programs, and to supply employers with the skilled workers they need in today's 21st Century economy.+ Read more