Dear North Valley THRIVE,


We first would like to thank everyone who was able to attend our in-person kickoff event. It was so meaningful to have so many passionate people and organizations represented in one space. We were able to discuss our thoughts around planning and gained knowledge about the region we all reside in. We were also able to collaboratively select a new logo that is more representative of our purpose. This in-person meeting also gave us all the opportunity to meet our county coordinators. We look forward to continuing these in person events to support true collaborative planning and implementation. We have provided the links to our presentation in both: English and Spanish.

County Coordinators


Our region is very fortunate to have great organizations apply to be county coordinators. We are thankful to everyone who participated in the process. We have asked the organizations that will be acting as county coordinators to tell us a little bit about the work they do for all of us to get familiar with them.


Stanislaus County


City Ministry Network

Exists to help community leaders connect, collaborate, and thrive so that Stanislaus County is a good place to grow up in and grow old in.

DeBrief Methods

Debrief is a people and community first data company - we specialize in public engagement, especially for marginalized communities, to improve local services and programs in the public and private sectors.


Merced County


Valley Onward

Our organization is a nonprofit, dedicated to harnessing and cultivating new leaders in California's Central Valley, as well as organizing around issues that impact women and disinvested communities across rural areas in the county. Valley Onward was born out of the highly successful Building Healthy Communities Initiative (BHC). BHC was a 10-year, $1 billion comprehensive community initiative launched by The California Endowment in 2010 to advance statewide policy, change the narrative, and transform 14 of California’s communities most devastated by health inequities into places where all people have an opportunity to thrive.

North Valley Labor Federation

The North Valley Labor Federation is a partnership between labor unions in San Joaquin, Calaveras, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Merced, and Mariposa Counties. We build power for working families by developing partnerships within the Labor Movement and with our community allies.



San Joaquin County


San Joaquin Community Foundation (SJCF) has been investing in San Joaquin County since 2011 to create a community where we all can truly thrive. We focus on empowering the community through dedicated initiatives, fund management, nonprofit capacity building, convening community stakeholders, and creating bridges between those with resources and those closest to the challenges our county faces in health, education, housing, and poverty. SJCF has greatly expanded our community engagement strategy over the last few years to ensure that community are part of planning the strategic growth of our region and building wealth for families and organizations serving those most harmed by disinvestment. We are proud to be serving San Joaquin County through North Valley Thrive to strengthen community voice and power through inclusive economic development.




We are all eager to get started on this work and we will be focusing on our two-part planning phase. During part one (March-August 2023), we will be focusing on baseline research and stakeholder mapping. This will be the time in which we select our Leadership Committee (HRTC). During part two of our planning phase (September-June 2024), we will be developing strategy and our investment proposal.


Open Call for NSJV Informational Resources

We are seeking widespread participation to identify existing information resources that

consider the needs and opportunities for the economy, environment, and public health for our region. Please use the link to provide this information.


Contact information

Please help us get our contact list updated so that we can get consistent information from all of our organizations by completing this short survey.

If you ever have any questions or need any advice, don't hesitate to touch base with us.


North Valley Thrive Team