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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
  • ArtsWeb Launches First Alameda County CohortBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | April 7, 2021 In 2018, Community Vision partnered with SVCreates and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation to develop the concept for ArtsWeb, a new online Bay Area arts hub. ArtsWeb is building a network of creative ecosystems based on trust and will provide navigation, facilitation and market-making support to unmapped creatives and business service providers in Alameda and Santa… Read More
  • Mujeres Unidas y Activas: Keeping Space & Building PowerBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | January 27, 2021 Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA) is a grassroots organization of Latina immigrant women who work with their community to cultivate personal transformation and build collective power for social and economic justice. Founded in 1990, they provide peer-led trauma recovery services, vocational classes, and leadership training. Their first offices opened in San Francisco’s Mission District, and… 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
  • 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
  • Q&A with Zakiya Harris, ArtsWeb’s Alameda County Business NavigatorBy: Community Vision | November 16, 2020 In 2020, Community Vision partnered with SVCreates and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation to develop ArtsWeb, a new online Bay Area arts hub. In Summer 2020, we welcomed Zakiya Harris to lead ArtsWeb’s business navigation across Alameda County. Zakiya, a cultural architect, brings more than two decades of experience working at the intersections of art, activism,… 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
  • community vision covid-19 COVID-19 Lease Negotiation TipsBy: Ernesto Vilchis, Real Estate Consultant | May 27, 2020 We launched a new feature last month called Ask a Community Vision Consultant and we are so pleased to have heard from so many of you. Read More