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.