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Silicon Valley Nonprofit Displacement: A Funder & Nonprofit Briefing

Thursday, January 31, 2019 -
2:30pm to 4:30pm PST
Sobrato Center for Nonprofits
1400 Parkmoor Ave. | San Jose, CA 95126
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Please join NCG and the Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits for a joint nonprofit and funder briefing to share the findings from the Silicon Valley Nonprofit Space and Facilities Report and discuss their implications for our community. At this briefing, Santa Clara nonprofits and funders will be asked for input and ideas on solutions for their affordable space needs. These ideas will help the Nonprofit Displacement Project develop data-driven solutions, and keep this issue on the radar of policy makers, government, and companies. 

For the past two years, the Nonprofit Displacement Project has been working to advance solutions to the growing problem of affordable space for nonprofits across the Bay Area. Thriving communities with equitable access to opportunities, healthy cultural institutions, positive social connections and a network of supportive services are tied to a strong nonprofit infrastructure. In turn, long-term nonprofit stability and sustainability is inexorably tied to affordable and stable office space. 

This Spring, NCG conducted a survey of non-profits in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties to gain a deeper understanding of the impact of the real estate market on them and their concerns about the future. The survey showed that a large majority (74%) of respondents are concerned about the negative impact of the real estate market on their long-term financial sustainability. Over a third of the respondents anticipate having to relocate in the next five years, with an even greater percentage of organization that serve low-income (44%) and communities of color (43%) anticipate having to relocate. The full findings are available in the Silicon Valley Nonprofit Space and Facilities Report


Sarah Frankfurth, Manager, Collaborative Philanthropy, Northern California Grantmakers

Sarah is passionate about connecting people, exploring new ideas and figuring out how to make things work. She brings these skills, along with a background in program design, network development and learning communities to her work at NCG. As the Manager of Collaborative Philanthropy, Sarah will focus on the work of the Nonprofit Displacement Project and will work with NCG’s collaborative philanthropy groups. Before joining NCG, Sarah provided strategic leadership for an organization that built innovative leadership in the reproductive health, rights and justice sector. Prior to that, Sarah designed and implemented multiple grant programs and learning networks focused on the social determinants of health and safety net healthcare innovation for the Center for Care Innovations.

Amy Feldman, Program Director, Silicon Valley, All Good Work Foundation

Amy Feldman recently joined All Good Work Foundation as the Program Director for Silicon Valley. She is a business development and communications professional with over two decades of experience in the corporate and non-profit sectors. Previously, she was the Director of Programs for the Business Outreach Center (BOC), a non-profit which provides New York City residents with the counseling, training, technical assistance, and capital they need to launch and grow successful microenterprises and community businesses.

Prior to joining BOC, Ms. Feldman was a Program Officer at the Citi Foundation where she managed over $90 million in philanthropic investments from 2005-2010 to more than 2,000 global and domestic economic empowerment programs across 60 countries. Additionally, she developed global and local strategic communications plans to drive external and internal awareness of the Foundation’s innovative and high-profile economic empowerment initiatives. Before joining the Citi Foundation, Ms. Feldman was the Director of Public Affairs for Citi International where she supported the company’s strategic objectives to generate business opportunities across all product lines and drive business growth across Citi’s footprint in approximately 100 countries. Earlier in her career, Ms. Feldman was the Director of Corporate Relations at Viacom, and a core member of the planning and implementation team that led all external and internal communications strategies at Viacom during its mergers with Paramount Pictures, Blockbuster Entertainment, and CBS, resulting in corporate growth from 5,000 employees in 1989 to over 50,000 employees by 2000. She received her B.A. from Georgetown University in 1986 and was accepted into the MBA Program at Pace University in 2011.