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  • Community Vision provides nonprofits with support with capital campaign financing Capital Campaign Fundraising: Community-based Strategies for Creative Place-keepingBy: Community Vision | August 19, 2021 Throughout California the widening wealth gap, changing neighborhoods, and a growing unhoused community are daily reminders of ongoing displacement and economic instability for many. With the cost of living considered among the highest in the nation, California’s exorbitant housing and rental costs have reshaped communities, contributing to the permanent displacement of many individuals and families,… Read More
  • california nonprofit real estate land trust Cultivating Community-Owned Assets: CalCOREBy: Luba Yusim, Senior Communications Officer | June 9, 2021 Community Vision is thrilled to announce the launch of the California Community-Owned Real Estate (CalCORE) Program. Founded in partnership with Genesis LA, a Los Angeles-based CDFI, CalCORE supports increasing community-controlled and mission-driven real estate for Black communities, Indigenous communities, and communities of color across California. Both CDFIs bring extensive experience providing financing and advice for… 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
  • La Clínica: Expanding Community Health in Downtown VallejoBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | July 14, 2020 La Clínica de La Raza was founded in 1971 by a group of UC Berkeley students. Originally located in an East Oakland storefront, La ClÍnica has grown to be one of the largest Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) in California. As a community-based clinic, La Clínica provides culturally-appropriate, high-quality preventive and primary healthcare to everyone,… Read More
  • Centering Families & Transforming the Child Welfare System in Alameda CountyBy: Luba Yusim | August 20, 2019 Read More
  • Investing in Regional Resilience & Public InfrastructureBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | July 18, 2019 The deterioration of public infrastructure in the United States, particularly our transportation systems, tends to receive headline news only when an environmental disaster affects a region. During an emergency, public transportation systems can provide vital services including evacuations, transporting emergency response professionals, and maintaining mobility during and after an extreme weather event. Read More
  • Stabilizing Space: Compass Family ServicesBy: Luba Yusim | May 15, 2019 Read More
  • Focusing on Shared Space: the 2019 Fresno Community Facilities ChallengeBy: Luba Yusim | April 18, 2019 Each year, Community Vision partners with Fresno State University to present the Community Facilities Challenge, a unique competition that invites students to combine hands on experience with classroom theory to solve a real world community space challenge. Students are placed in teams to prepare a real estate development proposal for a community facility project of… Read More
  • Central California Food Bank Scales Impact with Support from Community Vision By: Luba Yusim | October 31, 2018 Based out of Fresno, the Central California Food Bank (CCFB) is the largest food bank in the region serving Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and Kern counties. Despite being nestled amid the country’s most lucrative agricultural sector, the organization distributes 35 million pounds of food, including more than 50% of fresh produce, to more than 280,000… Read More
  • Welcome Ruby Harris, Community Vision’s New Manager of Community Development LendingBy: Luba Yusim | September 26, 2018 Earlier this Summer we welcomed Ruby Harris to our lending team as our Manager of Community Development Lending. Ruby joins Community Vision with more than 18 years of experience in the affordable housing field, ranging from nonprofit management, program/product design, project management, public policy, finance, and grant-making. Welcome, Ruby! What were you doing before joining… Read More