• 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
  • Long awaited Vallarta Supermaket opens doors in FresnoBy: admin | November 18, 2016
    Category: Central Valley Healthy Foods
    The long awaited Vallarta Supermarket opened its doors in Fresno on November 9, 2016. Located in a predominantly Latino community where the closest supermarket is nearly two miles away, the area is considered one of California's food deserts. This store fills a glaring need for access to fresh, culturally appropriate food featuring a tortilleria, panaderia,… Read More
  • Clovis Culinary Center Opening in Late 2016 to Support Food EntrepreneurshipBy: admin | September 12, 2016
    Category: Central Valley Economic Development Health
    Despite being in the country’s most productive agricultural region, communities in the San Joaquin Valley experience very high rates of poverty and unemployment and too often lack access to healthy foods. Though small-scale food entrepreneurship is rare in the area, those who are trying to start or expand a business face difficulty in complying with… Read More
  • California FreshWorks Fund Update & Listening SessionBy: guest access | July 28, 2016
    Category: Central Valley Healthy Foods Lending
    Join us in Fresno to hear an update on the California FreshWorks Fund and provide input on how we can better support the financing needs of healthy food enterprises. We welcome local food enterprises, advocates, investors and community development professionals who might take advantage of FreshWorks as a healthy food financing tool.   Únase a… Read More
  • Cilent Spotlight: Ag Link, IncBy: admin | June 14, 2016
    Category: Central Valley Healthy Foods
    Ag Link is a food hub and aggregator located in Ballico (Merced County). Ag Link connects products from local farmers and producers to institutional buyers, with a focus on Unified School Districts. Ag Link serves as an important connector in the regional food system, growing the marketplace for local producers, while creating an opportunity for… Read More
  • Fresno State Students Foster Passion for Local Community Development WorkBy: admin | March 24, 2016
    Category: Central Valley Consulting
    Now in its fifth year, the Community Vision (Community Vision) is pleased to host the return of the Fresno Community Facilities Challenge at Fresno State University (FSU) on April 27, 2016. This unique event brings together student teams from FSU’s Lyles College of Engineering, Craig School of Business, and the Department of Art and Design… Read More
  • Fresno Community Facilities Challenge enters its 5th yearBy: admin | February 25, 2016
    Category: Central Valley
    The 5th annual Community Facilities Challenge in Fresno is underway. The Challenge, administered in partnership with California State University, Fresno (FSU) and supported by Comerica Bank, provides a unique opportunity for FSU students to apply their education and skills in real estate development, financial analysis, and engineering to an authentic real estate project that benefits low-income communities in… Read More
  • 2/10: Free Fresno Workshop – Real Estate ReadinessBy: admin | January 19, 2016
    Category: Central Valley Past Events
    This workshop is ideal for nonprofit organizations that are embarking on a community facility project. Participants will learn the multiple steps in the real estate development process and how to prepare their organization. You'll leave this workshop with an understanding of: How to assess the real estate capacity of your organization How to assess the financial capacity… Read More
  • Increasing Capacity in Partnership to Fresno-based Community Arts OrganizationBy: admin | November 3, 2015
    Category: Arts Central Valley Youth
    Arte Américas, a nonprofit located in Fresno, works to make the San Joaquin Valley a flourishing place for Latino arts and culture. Serving nearly 26,000 people annually, most of whom are low-incomeMexican immigrants, the organization hosts visual arts exhibits, workshops and performances throughout the community. Arte Américas offers its space to small community-based groups for… Read More
  • 9/24 Free Workshop: Innovative Finance Tools for Community DevelopmentBy: admin | September 3, 2015
    Category: Central Valley Past Events
    Join us to learn about financing community development projects with innovative approaches. When: September 24, 2015 - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Where: Southern CA Edison Energy Education Center Edison Building 4175 S. Laspina Street Tulare, CA 93275 Nonprofits, cities, special districts, medical clinics, and public serving agencies in the San Joaquin Valley, particularly those… Read More