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Facebook funds new truck for Food Rescue

group standing in front of truckJune 14, 2019 - Facebook will fund a new food truck for Joint Venture's Food Rescue initiative, known as A La Carte, that has been picking up and distributing food from four of Facebook’s cafes and mini cafes since March. The new truck will increase the size of the fleet that "harvests" prepared food for people in the community who are food-insecure. Facebook has donated more than 22,000 meals through the program to date.

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Joint Venture partners with Adobe for jobs for people with disabilities

people chatting June 10, 2019 - Joint Venture's Silicon Valley Talent Partnership has paired a pro bono team of experts from Adobe to assist nonprofit Project HIRED to help people with disabilities find employment. Have a project that could use expert help?

Contact Joint Venture's SVTP for details.

Joint Venture board adds new members

June 14, 2019 – The Joint Venture board of directors elected two new members at their quarterly meeting: Supervisor Susan Ellenberg and Michael Isip, President and Chief Executive Officer of KQED. “We are delighted to add the expertise of Supervisor Susan Ellenberg and Michael Isip to the Joint Venture board,” said Russell Hancock, President & CEO of Joint Venture.

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Meet Duffy Jennings

June 21, 2019 - Duffy Jennings first joined Joint Venture in 2008 as VP of Communications after enjoying a distinguished career as a corporate communications executive and journalist. He retired—or rewired?—from corporate life in February 2019 and, with the new release of his memoir, Reporter’s Note Book: A San Francisco Chronicle Journalist’s Diary of the Shocking Seventies, he added author to his list.

Read Duffy's profile

Silicon Valley Indicators

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Data and charts from the Silicon Valley Index (and more) are available on a dynamic and interactive website that allows users to further explore Silicon Valley trends.

Download the 2019 Silicon Valley Index.

Investors Spotlight

Donors invest in Joint Venture with both general support and project-specific gifts that help us react nimbly to provide analysis and innovative solutions to issues that confront our regional economies and quality of life. Here are just a few of our many investors:

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Joint Venture offers a variety of support and sponsorship opportunities for individuals, corporations, and public sector organizations. To inquire about becoming a member of our Investors Council, call (408) 298-9330 or visit our Become an Investor page. To see our current investors, visit our investors pages.

What is Joint Venture Silicon Valley?

Established in 1993, Joint Venture brings together Silicon Valley’s established and emerging leaders—from business, government, academia, labor and the broader community—to spotlight issues and work toward innovative solutions. In this short video see what Silicon Valley leaders have to say about the organization.

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Santa Clara Electric Vehicle Charging Center - Grand Opening Showcase Mar 2016
2016 Community Choice Energy Business Forum Dec 2015
CPC/SEEDZ Quarterly Status Meeting - Dec 16, 2014 Mar 2015
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SEEDZ CASE-SV Workshop 3 Oct 2014
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Integration of EV Charging Infrastructure – ‘Use Case’ Scenarios Jun 2014
SEEDZ Projects: Electric Transport Jun 2014
2014 Energy Storage Symposium Materials May 2014
SEEDZ Community Renewables Development Project Apr 2014
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SEEDZ Projects: Clean Energy Apr 2014
Renewable Energy Procurement (REP) Mar 2014
SEEDZ EPIC Pre-proposal Roundtable Series Feb 2014
CPC/SEEDZ Quarterly Status Meeting - Jan 24, 2014 Feb 2014
SEEDZ Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Workshop Materials Nov 2013
Best Practices Guide and Appendices May 2013
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Power Quality Portal Project Mar 2013
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SEEDZ Distributed Energy Storage Workshop Materials Mar 2013
SEEDZ Meetings and Events Nov 2012
SEEDZ Zone Profile Nov 2012
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2014 Silicon Valley Energy Storage Symposium Mar 2012
Regional Renewable Energy Procurement (R-REP) Project Jan 2012
Energy Storage Symposium SAFE Aug 2011
REP Meetings/Events Archive Apr 2011
SV-REP Documents and Resources Apr 2011
R-REP Finance Workshop Apr 2011
2011 Silicon Valley Energy Storage Symposium Nov 2010
Climate Task Force Resources Apr 2010
Public Sector Climate Task Force Roster Apr 2010
County of Santa Clara Documents Apr 2010
Climate Prosperity Meetings Dec 2009
Auto-DR Project Dec 2009
Silicon Valley Collaborative Renewable Energy Procurement (SV-REP) Project Dec 2009
Green Neighbors Dec 2009
Sustainability Projects by Silicon Valley Agenices Dec 2009
Silicon Valley Mayors Summit Oct 2009
Sustainable Buildings Oct 2009
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Public Sector Climate Task Force Sep 2009

In The News

June 19, 2019 - (NPR News) - Google Pledges $1 Billion For Affordable Housing: We are seeing an increase in the people that are living in RVs or other temporary shelters," said Rachel Massaro, director of research for Joint Venture. More

June 18 - (KQED News) - Google Pledges $1 Billion to Help Fight Bay Area Housing Crisis It Helped Create: Joint Venture reported that affordable housing units represented only a small share of recently approved units in Silicon Valley.   More

June 18, 2019 - (Mercury News) - Californians sharply divided over how to tackle housing shortage: Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, believes Bay Area residents have become more open to new solutions to the housing shortage in the last five years. More

June 18, 2019 - (Mercury News) - With SUV ads and snark, desert city looks to woo Bay Area residents: According to a study by the regional think-tank Joint Venture Silicon Valley, the region gained about 62,000 foreign-born residents between July 2015 and July 2018, while 64,300 residents left. More

June 14, 2019 - (AJOT) -Commute times across Silicon Valley have increased by 17% over the past decade, adding an average of 43 minutes weekly per commuter, according to the 2018 Silicon Valley Index by Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

June 12, 2019 - (Los Altos Town Crier) - Food truck puts corporate leftovers to community good: Silicon Valley Food Rescue operates as a project of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

June 9, 2019 - (Mercury News) - Employment in the tech-heavy sector grew by 38.8% in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties between 2007 and 2018, according to the Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s 2019 Silicon Valley Index. More

June 7, 2019 - (Telemundo TV 48) - Organization donates food to families in need: Since March, Facebook has donated 22 thousand meals through the Joint Venture A La Carte program More

June 7, 2019 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - What Duffy Jennings has written of Bay Area history can fill a whole book:Duffy Jennings retired earlier this year as vice president of communications at Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

June 7, 2019 - (Mercury News) - Facebook now donating some uneaten food from its cafeterias: Partnership with Joint Venture’s A La Carte brings food directly to those in need More

June 1, 2019 - (KPIX News) - Silicon Valley tech giant Google may be at the center of an anti-trust investigation by the DOJ: Joint Venture CEO Russell Hancock interviewed. More