In 1987, our founders had a vision of putting their money to work as a tool for building financially strong and culturally vibrant communities capable of growing their sown seeds of self-determination.

We have successfully carried out that vision since the 1980s, by connecting investors to communities, lending to nonprofits, small businesses, and cooperatives, and providing financial and real estate consulting to organizations that share our vision of sustainable communities and social, racial, and economic justice.

Since then we’ve invested more than $350 million to projects throughout California, impacting the lives of more than 1.5 million of our neighbors. Our lending and consulting services support organizations that provide affordable housing, equitable and sustainable access to healthy food, community arts, and critical social, medical and youth services.

Mission

We promote economic justice and alleviate poverty by increasing the financial resilience and sustainability of community-based nonprofits and enterprises. Through flexible financial products and sound advice, we create opportunities to make socially responsible investments that revitalize Northern and Central California communities.

Vision

We envision financially strong and culturally vibrant communities where each person has access to decent jobs, homes, health care, education, and economic opportunities. We work in partnership with individuals and organizations who share our vision of sustainable communities and social and economic justice.

Conscious Investment

We deploy capital and knowledge that creates long-term systems change to power structures.

Learning

We use evaluation, reflection, and knowledge sharing to inform nimble and innovative approaches to solutions that achieve personal and organizational excellence.

Racial and Economic Equity

We recognize that a history of discriminatory financial practices and intentional disinvestment have contributed to a lack of economic progress in low-income communities and communities of color. Community Vision provides capital and technical assistance for communities that have been systemically disadvantaged to ensure fairness in opportunities, resources, and rights for everyone.

Client Service Focused

We are responsive and consistent in our interactions. Everything starts with our clients’ needs. We adapt our process and offerings accordingly.

Humility and Respect

We value the wealth of experience, insight, and culture rooted in the communities we work with.

Collaboration

We recognize and engage each other’s strengths to achieve a shared vision or goal.

Integrity

We are honest, accountable, and transparent with each other and our stakeholders. We value and practice sound ethical character and behavior.

Our People

We understand that no one knows your problem better than you do, and we believe that client input is integral to all solutions. Working together, we listen to your concerns and apply our experience and wisdom to tackle the financial challenges our clients face. You are our partner throughout the entire process.

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Jason Riggs : Director of Communications

Jason Riggs

Director of Communications

Bio coming soon.

jriggs@communityvisionca.org
Sabrina Adams : Senior Development Associate

Sabrina Adams

Senior Development Associate

Before joining Community Vision, Sabrina worked in operations and business development for a professional services firm working to enhance the impact of non-profits, Foundations, Federations, and philanthropists in the Jewish communal sector. Sabrina is passionate about working with local, grassroots social change organizations to grow healthier, more equitable communities. She holds a B.A. in English: Creative Writing from San Francisco State University and a M.A. in English Literature at the same institution.

sadams@communityvisionca.org
Abayomi Anthonio : Business Development Officer

Abayomi Anthonio

Business Development Officer

Bio coming soon.

aanthonio@communityvisionca.org
Angelica Ramirez : Development Associate

Angelica Ramirez

Development Associate

Bio coming soon.

aramirez@communityvisionca.org
Camille Clinton : Content Developer

Camille Clinton

Content Developer

Bio coming soon.

cclinton@communityvisionca.org

Board of Directors

Patricia GoPaul, Chair

Jim Snyder, Treasurer  

David Elsaesser, Secretary  

Anita Addison, At-Large  

Carolyn Johnson

Pamela Merchant

Andy Madeira

John Chan

Luisa Medina

Bryan Ignozzi

Nikki Beasley

Central Valley Advisory Council

John Chan

Arthur Dyson

Caroline Farrell

Sabrina Kelley

Luisa Medina

Daniel O’Connell

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