• Community Vision’s New Strategic Plan: 2019-2021By: Luba Yusim | November 5, 2018
    Category: Community Vision Updates
    As we approached this Strategic Plan, we understood that the political uncertainties and fundamental socioeconomic changes taking place in our region, state, and country were creating ever-greater burdens for the people living and working in these communities. This meant that we had a responsibility to address our own internal systems in a way that better deployed our… Read More
  • Community Vision Receives more than $1.5 million through CDFI Financial Assistance and Healthy Food Financing InitiativeBy: Luba Yusim | September 28, 2018
    Category: Community Vision Updates
    The Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund of the U.S. Treasury announced awardees of its 2018 CDFI Fund Financial Assistance (FA) and Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) Awards. Community Vision received a $875,000 FA award and a $750,000 HFFI award. Community Vision will use this FA award to further our place-based work in Oakland by providing low-rate… Read More
  • Community Vision at the 2018 Opportunity Finance Network Conference in ChicagoBy: Luba Yusim | September 27, 2018
    Category: Community Vision Updates
    Join us at the 2018 Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) Conference in Washington D.C. from October 8-11. We are participating in one exciting panel: Evolving into Real Estate: Strategies for Taking the Plunge into Real Estate Development Thursday, October 11, 2018: 9:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Moderator: Saul Ettlin, Community Vision Panelists: Sean Closkey, ReBuild Metro,… Read More
  • Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco Awards Grants to Two California Nonprofits through Community Vision SponsorshipBy: Luba Yusim | September 26, 2018
    Category: Community Vision Updates
    We are pleased to have partnered with Alchemist CDC and Sierra Business Council in obtaining grants through the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB)’s Access to Housing and Economic Assistance for Development (AHEAD) program. Through our membership with the FHLB, Community Vision was able to sponsor both organizations. Alchemist CDC was awarded a $45,000 grant to support Alchemy Kitchen, a… Read More
  • Welcome Ruby Harris, Community Vision’s New Manager of Community Development LendingBy: Luba Yusim | September 26, 2018
    Category: Community Vision Updates Lending
    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
  • Community Vision President Mary Rogier to Step Down After More than 20 years of Exceptional LeadershipBy: Luba Yusim | September 19, 2018
    Category: Community Vision Updates
    Community Vision announces President Mary Rogier will step down after more than 20 years of exceptional leadership. A national search for a visionary new leader is currently underway. It is with a tremendous mix of sadness and gratitude that the Board of Directors of Community Vision announces that long-time President Mary Rogier has informed leadership of… Read More
  • Community Vision Assumes Administration of California Fisheries FundBy: Luba Yusim | August 1, 2018
    Category: Community Vision Updates Lending
    We are pleased to announce that Community Vision is the new administrator of the California Fisheries Fund (CFF), an award-winning loan fund that lends to borrowers involved in the West Coast fishing industry. CFF works with small businesses, including small-scale fisherman, fishing enterprises, and ports. The mission-focused program increases profitability, economic mobility, and stability for… Read More
  • Community Vision Moves to New Fresno OfficeBy: Luba Yusim | July 30, 2018
    Category: Central Valley Community Vision Updates
    Last month we relocated Community Vision's Fresno Office to the Bitwise Hive, a new co-working space promoting technological education, innovation, and increased creativity. A former 50,000-square-foot old county records building off of Santa Fe and Ventura Avenues, the Hive is now home to 24 companies, including Community Vision. With this move, we will continue to deepen our community connections and strengthen our… Read More
  • Community Vision program creates pathways for Fresno StudentsBy: Luba Yusim | February 27, 2018
    Category: Central Valley Community Facilities Community Vision Updates Consulting
    Photo: Former Community Facilities Challenge alums Jennifer Khy and Rudy Serrato with Mary Rogier, Community Vision's President For the past six years, Community Vision has partnered with Fresno State University (FSU) on the Community Facilities Challenge (CFC), a project where student teams compete to create solutions to real world nonprofit facility projects in their own community.… Read More
  • Community Vision Receives a $60 Million New Markets Tax Credit Allocation Benefiting Low-income CommunitiesBy: Luba Yusim | February 15, 2018
    Category: Community Vision Updates Press Releases
    Community Vision is pleased to announce that we have been awarded $60 million in New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) from the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund. Community Vision is one of more than 70 organizations across the United States to receive a total of $3.5 billion in tax credits, which are… Read More