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Silicon Valley Talent Partnership

What are we doing?

Joint Venture’s Silicon Valley Talent Partnership engages highly-skilled corporate talent to conduct pro bono projects that benefit the community.

We match corporate experts to projects that help bring about measurable change in three areas: education, workforce development, and housing/homelessness.

Through our work, we envision a Silicon Valley in which those who are able may actively apply their expertise to solve the complex community challenges we all share. As a result, everyone benefits.

Why are we doing it?

Silicon Valley is a region like no other. Though it faces many complex issues – from affordable housing to homelessness. It’s also home to some of the most innovative companies in the world, who are increasingly looking for meaningful ways to engage impact-minded employees beyond traditional volunteerism. To effectively address these challenges, we must work together. SVTP can bridge the gap to make an impact.

Our vision

Our vision is to create deep and measurable change in several key areas by strategically developing and finding solutions for high-impact projects.

We want to create a stronger, healthier, happier, and more equitable Silicon Valley that engages all sectors in regional problem solving. The issues we face are not simply “public sector” or “private sector” issues; they are community issues – and we can all play a part in finding solutions.

Project examples

Housing/Homelessness

Marketing experts from Adobe designed and developed a marketing plan for San Mateo County’s Home for All initiative to encourage more homeowners to build second units, sometimes called granny units or accessory dwelling units, on their property.

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Education

Consultants from EY-Parthenon developed a strategic roadmap to inform the planning process for Silicon Valley Promise, a Mayor’s Office-led initiative to provide seamless pathways to and through college and on to career success with Silicon Valley employers.

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Workforce Development

Talent recruitment experts from LinkedIn helped work2future’s job centers better identify and source job seekers who will benefit most from their new mandate to promote sector-specific careers and pathways to economic self-sufficiency.

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What are the next steps?

Benefits of getting involved

Corporate participants
  • Unique opportunity for employee professional development and team building
  • Make a direct impact in the community in which your company operates
  • Pro bono programs help your company recruit and retain talented people, who are increasingly seeking impact-minded employers
Public sector & non-profit participants
  • Get access to fresh insights and methodologies outside your realm of expertise
  • Greatly increase your capacity to make progress on important issues
  • Pro bono support helps you unlock potential without straining your resources

Where do I find out more?

If you have a high-impact project idea or want to learn more about how to engage your company’s employees on a pro bono project, please get in touch.

Floor Koudijs
Executive Director

408-298-9341

Silicon Valley Talent Partnership

We match highly skilled teams from Silicon Valley companies to high-impact, pro bono projects that tackle some of our most pressing community challenges.

Support Our Work

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All donations are tax-deductible charitable contributions.

Our Model

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We partner with change-making community organizations to scope high-impact projects that move their work forward.

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We recruit pro bono teams from Silicon Valley companies who are highly skilled in the area of expressed need.

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We provide ongoing project management and impact evaluation to ensure project success.

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Multi-Sector Community Impact

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Testimonials

“We were so impressed with the final product. By sharing [Adobe’s] marketing expertise, you gave us a new way of thinking about the promotional work we do.”

- Peggy Jensen, San Mateo County Deputy County Manager

“I really enjoyed this experience. These types of partnerships are critical for the future success of cities, so I’m excited to have had the chance to contribute to what I hope is a successful program that supports SJ students who need it.”

- Jourdan Sutton, EY-Parthenon