• Q&A with Zakiya Harris, ArtsWeb’s Alameda County Business Navigator November 16, 2020 In 2020, Community Vision partnered with SVCreates and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation to develop ArtsWeb, a new online Bay Area arts hub. In Summer 2020, we welcomed Zakiya Harris to lead ArtsWeb’s business navigation across Alameda County. Zakiya, a cultural architect, brings more than two decades of experience working at the intersections of art, activism,… Read More
  • A Permanent Place for the Arts: the Imaginists June 11, 2018 Working at the convergence of art, social justice, and community-building, the Imaginists create new pathways for inclusion within the arts. Co-founded in 2001 by artistic directors Brent Lindsay and Amy Pinto, this experimental nonprofit theater company engages youth and adults alike to write and produce original and reworked theatrical productions. Read More
  • Fresno’s New Public Art: Acero Picado March 23, 2018 On February 26th, community members gathered at Mariposa Plaza in Downtown Fresno to celebrate the dedication of the city’s newest public art installation. Children danced in the plaza and others sat eating snacks on the Free Speech Stage. Community leaders prepared remarks, people took selfies with the new art and awaited the formal program to… Read More
  • Blog: Updates from Capitol Hill June 5, 2017 Last month I represented Community Vision in Washington, DC, joining Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) colleagues from across the country to meet with legislators and their staff and advocate for continued federal funding for programs that CDFIs leverage to benefit low-income communities. As you might guess, May 2017 was an interesting time to be on… Read More
  • City announces $2.7 million in Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative grant awards for space acquisition and long-term leases May 30, 2017 Mayor Edwin M. Lee, the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD), Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development, the San Francisco Arts Commission, and the Community Vision with key partners today announced $2.7 million in grant awards to 13 neighborhood-serving nonprofit facilities. Read More
  • Real world impacts of budget cuts on poverty March 30, 2017 by Mary A. Rogier, Community Vision's President.  I’ve been thinking a lot about poverty lately. That is probably not surprising, as we recently have been launching some new activities to combat hunger and food inequity, especially in parts of our Central Valley service region where people suffer greatly from lack of access to food.  We’ve… Read More
  • Historic Old Armenian Town returns to Fresno with support from Fresno State University students March 30, 2017 Through the 6th Annual Community Facilities Challenge, Community Vision has partnered with Fresno State University (FSU), and The Armenian Museum of Fresno (AMF) on a project to repurpose five homes from Fresno’s Historic Old Armenian Town.  AMF hopes to repurpose these homes to be developed into the Cultural Five-Home Town. This revitalization celebrates the Armenian community’s… Read More
  • 2017 Fresno Community Facilities Challenge 2017 Fresno Community Facilities Challenge Awards Ceremony March 27, 2017 This unique event brings together student teams from Fresno State University’s Lyles College of Engineering, Craig School of Business, and the Department of Art and Design to tackle real-world nonprofit facility challenges in their own community. This year, we have partnered with The Armenian Museum of Fresno (AMF) on a project to repurpose five homes… Read More
  • Blog: Innovation and partnership stabilize nonprofits in a changing real estate market January 30, 2017 By Joanne Lee, Community Vision's Director of Consulting Services  This past December, we made the final grant awards for the San Francisco Nonprofit Displacement Mitigation Program (NPDM). More than $1 million was allocated to support 31 social service, childcare, and community arts nonprofits in San Francisco. These critical funds help stabilize community-based organizations who are at… Read More
  • Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf Announces Major $1.7M Philanthropic Investment to Help Create Safe & Affordable Space for Oakland’s Arts Community December 6, 2016 Cross-posted from Oakland's Office of the Mayor A group of public and private partners team up to create long-term, sustainable solutions to creating affordable, safe spaces for artists and arts organizations. Oakland, CA – Today, Mayor Libby Schaaf announced $1.7 million in philanthropic funds to support sustainable, long-term solutions to creating affordable, safe spaces for… Read More