- All Good Work celebrated its arrival in Silicon Valley with a launch event in downtown San José, California
- The Mayor Of San José, Sam Liccardo, attended the event along with workspace operators, donors and nonprofit organizations
- The foundation has secured 32 donated seats across Silicon Valley through a network of 15 workspace Hosts, and plans to double that number in the coming months
With Thanksgiving upon us and Giving Tuesday just around the corner, the timing couldn’t be better for charitable workspace program, the All Good Work Foundation, to spread its wings.
Launched in New York in 2016, All Good Work is a nonprofit foundation that connects social impact organizations with donated workspace.
The foundation has been expanding steadily by onboarding new workspace Hosts and local social impact Residents in various locations around New York. Now, the foundation is actively branching out and has officially launched in the Silicon Valley region.
The All Good Work team, led by co-founder Nate Heasley and Amy Feldman, Program Director for Silicon Valley, celebrated the next chapter of the foundation’s growth journey with a launch party in San José, California, to mark its arrival in Silicon Valley.
The event took place on Wednesday November 14th at Common Grounds in San José, which is one of 15 coworking spaces to donate seats to All Good Work’s Social Impact Residency Program in Silicon Valley.
Among the 45 attendees was the Mayor of San José, Sam Liccardo, who welcomed the audience of coworking space operators, donors, and local nonprofit organizations to Common Grounds.
During his opening speech, the Mayor thanked All Good Work for launching its program in Silicon Valley and for bringing an innovative concept from New York to support the needs of social impact organizations in the area.
Amy Feldman, Program Director for Silicon Valley, said:
“We were so thrilled that the launch of the All Good Work Foundation’s Social Impact Residency Program brought together such a great mix of coworking operators, nonprofits and donors, which was exactly our hope for the evening.
“The energy in the room was super thanks to the beautifully designed, brand new space provided by Common Grounds, which is also donating seats to our program.”
Amy added, “I was particularly excited that the Mayor of San José, Sam Liccardo, took the time out of his busy schedule to stop by and acknowledge the work we are doing in Silicon Valley. That was certainly the highlight of the evening for me.”
Through the generosity of its 15 workspace Hosts in Silicon Valley, All Good Work has so far secured 32 donated seats in the area and plans to double that number in the coming months.
Prior to the launch event, All Good Work already assisted one social impact Resident in Silicon Valley — urban community farm Veggielution — by matching the team with donated space at NextSpace San José Second Street Powered by Pacific Workplaces.
Three other local nonprofits have signed onto the program, including African Diaspora Network, San Jose Spotlight, and Somos Mayfair, and will begin their Residency soon.