• Daniel Hlad Community Vision Updates: Partnering with and for Our CommunitiesBy: Luba Yusim | July 10, 2017
    Category: Community Vision Updates Consulting Oakland San Francisco
    At Community Vision we’re committed to the places where we live and work. We encourage our staff to be directly involved with their communities – from volunteering with local, direct-service organizations to serving on boards and committees. It's integral to our work that our staff are directly involved in our communities and take leadership positions to… Read More
  • Blog: Updates from Capitol HillBy: Catherine Howard, Senior VP of Programs | June 5, 2017
    Category: Affordable Housing Arts Blog Community Facilities Community Vision Updates Economic Development Health Healthy Foods Lending New Markets Tax Credits Social Services Youth
    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
  • Welcome Risa Blumlein, Community Vision’s newest Nonprofit Financial Management ConsultantBy: Luba Yusim | June 5, 2017
    Category: Community Vision Updates Consulting
    In April 2017 we welcomed Risa Blumlein to our Consulting team. Risa, a San Francisco native, joins Community Vision with more than fifteen years of experience in the nonprofit sector. Learn more about Risa below and join us in welcoming her to our community. What were you doing before joining the team at Community Vision? I was… Read More
  • City announces $2.7 million in Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative grant awards for space acquisition and long-term leasesBy: Community Vision | May 30, 2017
    Category: Arts Community Facilities Consulting San Francisco
    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 povertyBy: Luba Yusim | March 30, 2017
    Category: Affordable Housing Arts Central Valley Community Vision Updates Economic Development Health Healthy Foods Social Services Youth
    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 studentsBy: Luba Yusim | March 30, 2017
    Category: Arts Central Valley Community Facilities Consulting
    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 CeremonyBy: Luba Yusim | March 27, 2017
    Category: Arts Central Valley Community Facilities Consulting
    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
  • Community Vision Consulting and Lending supports Restore Oakland, innovative economics and restorative justice hub in East OaklandBy: Luba Yusim | February 20, 2017
    Category: Community Vision Updates Consulting Economic Development Lending Oakland
    The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights (EBC) and Restaurants Opportunities Centers United (ROC United) have joined forces to develop and launch a replicable and innovative restorative economics and restorative justice hub in East Oakland. Restore Oakland was developed to address two broken systems negatively impacting low-income communities of color in America: the disproportionate rate… Read More
  • Financial Planning for Nonprofits 2/16: Free Workshop – Financial Planning for NonprofitsBy: admin | February 1, 2017
    Category: Central Valley Consulting Past Events
    Community-based organizations play a critical role in creating vibrant and engaged communities. Community Vision partners with nonprofits to support them in strengthening their financial management systems to ensure their long-term sustainability.  Join us as we share stories from the field, and discuss best practices in financial management including: How to manage your budget and cash flow… Read More
  • Blog: Innovation and partnership stabilize nonprofits in a changing real estate marketBy: admin | January 30, 2017
    Category: Arts Blog Community Vision Updates Consulting San Francisco
    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