- To better the living environment of all residents in
- Act as a communication bridge between all the
diverse ethnic and cultural groups residing in
- Act as a watchdog on City government to ensure that
the Sunnyhills neighbrohood gets its fair share of
- Promote civic pride in the neighborhood among all
- Identify problems in our neighbrohood and bring
together the resources needed to solve those problems.
- Promote the concept of people working together,
regarless of race, religion, or cultural background,
to achieve common goals that are good for the
community as a whole.
- Open the channels of communication between the
various departments, agencies, and programs of local
government and the residents of Sunnyhills.
- To bring together other organizations active in
Sunnyhills in joint efforts to benefit the residents
and the neighbrohood of Sunnyhills.
Since its inception in 1992, SNA has achieved a long
list of accomplishments and awards including:
- creation of the Bob Pecot linear Park along the
- Garnered over $35,000 in grants
- offered the "Music in the Park" program for 5 years
- continued the 50-year tradition known as the
Milpitas Community Breakfast
- published Sunnyhills Times newsletter several times
- offered the "Become An Artist Day" program for 6
- sponsored several International Potlucks
- engaged in neighborhood tree planting in conjunction
with City of Milpitas
- Sponsored a Democracy Café to cultivate democracy
and citizen involvement in 2008
- held a Transportation Summit in 2009
- offered Astronomy Night programs for several years
- In addition to the specific programs highlighted
above, SNA has supported members in participating in
the City's anti-graffiti campaign, weed abatement,
tree plantings, youth services, Restorative Justice
Program and in advocating for the community.
In 2002, at the annual United
Neighborhoods conference, the Sunnyhills Neighborhood
Association won two major awards. The first, the BRICC
award (BRICC= Building Resourceful Inspirational
Creative Community), was conferred by the Community
Foundation and United Neighborhoods* to the most
outstanding neighborhood organization in Santa Clara
County. Sunnyhills Neighborhood Association won
because of its work on getting 1.5 million dollars
worth of improvements to Al Augustine park, for
developing civic participation and encouraging access
to civic leaders in its Community Breakfast program
and various programs designed to promote socialization
and inclusion of all of Sunnyhills' diverse residents.
The Sunnyhills Neighborhood Association also earned
the "Reaching out to Youth" award for the best
neighborhood association programs that involve youth
in its civic and community activities.
The Sunnyhills Neighborhood Association also won the
BRICC award in 1999.
* United Neighborhoods is made up of
over 70 neighborhood organizations throughout Santa
Clara County and work on neighborhood improvements and
developing a sense of community.
Under the leadership of Neil
Mackenzie, SNA established itself as a 501(c)(3)
non-profit corporation in order to qualify for grant
funding. On August 27, 1998, the Sunnyhills
Neighborhood Improvement was incorporated as a
California Public Benefit Corporation with California
Corporation Number 2119575. On August 19, 1999, the
Sunnyhills Neighborhood Improvement Association (1421
Yellowstone Ave, Milpitas, CA 95035-6913) was granted
an Advance Ruling granting 501(c)(3) status by the
Internal Revenue Service (IRS). SNA's taxpayer Id.
number (EIN) is 77-0493926.
IRS determination letter validating Sunnyhills
Neighborhood Association's 501 (c) (3) status.
Become a member!
Annual dues are only $20/year and
tax-deductible due to an IRS non-profit status
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Pursuant to Article 12, section 1 of
the corporation's Bylaws, rights of members shall
1) Notice of all regular, special, and annual
meetings, plus notice of any committee meetings in
which they have expressed interest.
2) Copies of any newsletters or other publications
of the organization, plus requested copies of any
other documents of the organization.
3) The right to vote at all general meetings and the
right to vote on any sub-committees that they join.
4) The right to offer motions germane to the group
and have those motions given a fair hearing before
the assembled membership.
Neighborhood Association, 1421 Yellowstone Ave,
Milpitas, CA 95035-6913, 408-262-0420, info@SunnyhillsNeighborhood.org