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 *.  

By identifying the most important health needs in vulnerable communities, Community Health Need Assessments help not-for-profit hospitals focus their public benefit funds in priority areas to create stronger and healthier neighborhoods.+ Read more
Success Ahead.
Valley Vision assembled and led a coalition of over 75 health stakeholders to submit a winning $499,229 Community Transformation Grant application to the federal government to improve health outcomes here.+ Read more
Valley Vision helped launch Energy Upgrade California in Yolo and Sacramento Counties in 2011. The program helps Californians make cost-effective improvements to their homes to save energy, save money, and improve comfort and livability.+ Read more
Hmong Story Cloth
This work strengthened the health and well-being of the Hmong Community in California by improving access to quality healthcare and advocating for better cross-cultural interactions between Hmong culture and Western medicine.+ Read more
Valley Vision and its research partners identified the biggest causes of hunger and food insecurity in Sacramento County. Together we created an action plan that focuses our efforts on activities that have the greatest likelihood to make change.+ Read more
Drawing on our experience with the Sacramento Region Food System Collaborative, Valley Vision is providing technical assistance to Community Action Partnership of Kern County to help that group create their own food system coalition. This is especially important because Kern County is consistently rated as having one of the highest rates of food insecurity in the nation.+ Read more
Broadband Local Government Officials Roundtable October 17 & 18, 2013
Valley Vision partnered with the California Emerging Technology Fund, the California State Association of Counties, the League of California Cities and the Rural County Representatives of California and hosted a two-day roundtable that brought together 80 participants, 24 of which were elected officials from across California to talk about broadband infrastructure and deployment, digital literacy and closing the digital divide.+ Read more
Tractor at work
Next Economy is a region-wide action plan with concrete performance measures designed to add 35,000 new jobs and $5.3 billion in new investment over the next five years. It has been adopted by dozens of business groups and more than 20 cities and counties in the Sacramento region.+ Read more