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  • Community Vision Announces Catherine Howard as New PresidentBy: Community Vision | May 3, 2021 Today, the Board of Directors of Community Vision announced the selection of current Senior Vice President of Programs, Catherine Howard, to be the organization’s next President. Howard, who started her career with Community Vision as an intern in 1997, will officially assume the position on May 10, 2021. She was selected after an exhaustive national… Read More
  • Recent Lending & Consulting ClientsBy: Luba Yusim | April 7, 2021 LENDING Baker Places Inc.- San Francisco $350,000 Line of Credit Baker Places is a transitional residential community of PRC. The line of credit helps to manage cash flow and bridge receivables from government contracts. Berkeley Food and Housing Project - Berkeley $225,000 Line of Credit Renewal Berkeley Food and Housing Project works to ease and end homelessness,… Read More
  • Community Facilities Challenge Becomes an Integrated Part of California State University, FresnoBy: Community Vision | March 29, 2021 Community Vision is pleased to announce that beginning this year California State University, Fresno will lead the Community Facilities Challenge (CFC). Community Vision’s initial idea for a CFC was brought to Fresno State because of their rich history in service-learning. The first CFC launched in 2012. Since that time, Community Vision has been partnered with… Read More
  • Community Vision Stands in Solidarity and Condemns Anti-Asian Violence, Racism, and XenophobiaBy: Community Vision | March 19, 2021 We stand in solidarity and acknowledge the pain, shock, and grief being felt in Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities locally and across the country. We send love and care to the families and friends of those senselessly murdered in Atlanta earlier this week, as well as the family and friends of members of… Read More
  • Community Vision’s 2020 Impact ReportBy: Esperanza Pallana, Director of Strategic Initiatives & Kelly Peterson, Impact Officer | February 12, 2021 Community Vision's Fiscal Year 2020 Impact Report is now live. This report provides insight into the 30+ year impact of our commitment to support community-based nonprofits and enterprises throughout California with financial capital and consulting services. We chose to highlight our 2020 activities through our regional commitments and two major strategic focus areas, land access… Read More
  • Supporting Small Business Ecosystems in FresnoBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | January 28, 2021 In 2018, we began working with Miram Martinez, Founder and Owner of La Jacka Mobile. One of her long-term goals was to acquire a facility to expand her market reach and provide long-term stability for her business. It often takes several years for a small business to build up its capacity to purchase or lease a… Read More
  • Welcome Kshama Kanakoor & Camila Andrea MenaBy: Luba Yusim, Senior Communications Officer | January 27, 2021 We are thrilled to welcome Kshama Kanakoor and Camila Andrea Mena to our consulting team. These individuals join the organization with a commitment to their communities, a diverse range of experiences, and exceptional professional backgrounds. Join us in welcoming them to the Community Vision family! Read More
  • Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott Gifts Community Vision Transformative $10 Million GrantBy: Luba Yusim | December 18, 2020 There is an urgent need for investment in Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color, and this donation will be used to accelerate new program innovations that support our current priority focuses, including reparative economy, Black liberation, community ownership of land and assets, and more. Read More
  • Ask a Community Vision Consultant: Fall 2020 EditionBy: Amanda Bornstein, Real Estate Consultant | November 19, 2020 This month’s question: Given the pandemic, how can I safely offer my programs in outdoor spaces? Answer: Several of our clients are operating at limited capacity or in a different capacity than previously, due to health and safety parameters around COVID-19. The safety concerns and ensuring people’s well-being has prompted organizations to pivot operations and… Read More
  • Rooting Deeper with CommunityBy: Luba Yusim | November 16, 2020 We share this message amidst a confluence of events that have taken place this year: a global pandemic, a long-overdue demand for racial justice, wildfires across our home of California, and the recent election season that will bring in a new presidential leader for the United States. Read More