Faith in the Valley
Faith in the Valley is a faith-based, grassroots community organization in California’s Central Valley, led by volunteer leaders impacted by equity issues: low-wage workers, young people, immigrants, the formerly incarcerated and others. The organization has a vision for a future in which everyone is included, treated as sacred, and has a chance to thrive and live a healthy, decent life. As a multi faith, multi-racial coalition of more than 100 congregations and 100,000 families in five counties across California’s Central Valley, Faith in the Valley builds power among historically excluded communities and builds bridges between people across difference to act together for systems and policy change. Our mission is to unlock the power of people to put faith into action in the public square and to advance racial and economic justice in their local communities across the Valley. Over the past three years, FIV has held over 140,000 conversations with community members through canvassing, one-on-one conversations and meetings. FIV plans to conduct outreach to 25,000 congregants, low-income individuals and people of color in Region 4.