Nominations accepted for neighborhood association awards

SVCF invites neighborhood associations in Santa Clara County to submit nominations for the Elizabeth Anabo Building Resourceful Inspirational Creative Community (BRICC) Awards.

The BRICC Awards, presented by the Elizabeth Anabo Memorial Fund established with SVCF, honor Santa Clara County neighborhood associations that: 

  • Mobilize broad citizen participation
  • Address significant issues in their community
  • Make creative use of available resources
  • Provide opportunities for neighbors to take greater control of and responsibility for what goes on in their neighborhood
  • Inspire neighbors and others to take action

BRICC awards of $1,000 are given to neighborhood groups in Santa Clara County that have made outstanding contributions to their community. The two categories for the award are seasoned groups and new/emerging groups. Previous BRICC Award recipients may apply two years after receiving the award. Neighborhood groups may nominate themselves. 

Nominations will be accepted starting July 25, 2016. Please download the nomination form and submit completed questionnaires to by 5 p.m. on Aug. 19, 2016

A review panel composed of community representatives will select this year’s BRICC award honorees. Within two weeks following the nomination deadline, eligible nominees will be contacted by the review committee.

The awards will be presented as part of the 2016 Neighborhood Development Conference on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at the Cambrian Community Center in San Jose’s Cambrian District. Winners should plan to attend the conference in order to receive the award.  

The awards commemorate the late Elizabeth Anabo, former senior program officer at Community Foundation Silicon Valley, one of SVCF's parent foundations. Elizabeth was extremely dedicated to and passionate about neighborhood groups and made tremendous contributions to them over the four years she worked at the community foundation.

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