• Community Vision Consulting and Lending supports Restore Oakland, innovative economics and restorative justice hub in East OaklandBy: Luba Yusim | February 20, 2017
    Category: Community Vision Updates Consulting Economic Development Lending Oakland
    The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights (EBC) and Restaurants Opportunities Centers United (ROC United) have joined forces to develop and launch a replicable and innovative restorative economics and restorative justice hub in East Oakland. Restore Oakland was developed to address two broken systems negatively impacting low-income communities of color in America: the disproportionate rate… Read More
  • Compensation and Benefits Survey Participate in the Fair Pay for Northern California Nonprofits: the 2017 Compensation and Benefits surveyBy: admin | January 30, 2017
    Category: Economic Development
    It’s 2017: Time to Participate in “Fair Pay for Northern California Nonprofits: The 2016 Compensation and Benefits Survey Nearly 600 nonprofit organizations, reporting on over 30,000 jobs, participated in the 2016 survey, making it the largest and most robust in the survey's 38-year history! Seventy-three percent (73%) of the 2016 survey's participants see hiring challenges… Read More
  • Community Foods Market Breaks Ground in West OaklandBy: admin | November 18, 2016
    Category: Economic Development Health Healthy Foods Lending Oakland
    Community Vision staff at Community Foods Market Ground Blessing ceremony on April 21, 2018 West Oakland's growing and changing community is comprised predominantly of low-income Latino and African American residents with little access to nearby food retail. This forces residents to collectively spend more than $58 million annually on groceries outside of their own community.… 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
  • CDFI Fund Awards Community Vision Receives $5 M in Grants Through CDFI Financial Assistance and Healthy Food FinancingBy: admin | September 29, 2016
    Category: Community Vision Updates Healthy Foods Press Releases
    San Francisco — The Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund of the U.S. Treasury announced awardees of its 2016 CDFI Fund Financial Assistance (FA) and Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) Awards. The Community Vision (Community Vision) received a $2 million FA award and a $3 million HFFI award. Community Vision will use the FA award to… Read More
  • Q&A with Esperanza Pallana, the New Member of Community Vision’s Strategic Initiatives TeamBy: admin | September 12, 2016
    Category: Community Vision Updates Healthy Foods
    Our Strategic Initiatives team supports Community Vision in developing and supporting community development initiatives that increase our impact and support the low-income communities we serve.  In August 2016 we welcomed Esperanza Pallana, who supports our efforts in increasing access to healthy foods throughout California.  Esperanza comes to Community Vision with over 15 years in food systems, environmental… 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
  • Community Vision new Program Executive of California FreshWorks FundBy: admin | June 14, 2016
    Category: Community Vision Updates Healthy Foods
    Community Vision is delighted to be the new executive of the California FreshWorks Fund, a healthy food financing initiative that has invested over $70MM in improving healthy food access in California’s low-income communities. As the new executive of FreshWorks, Community Vision will build on the significant successes the Fund has already achieved over the last… 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