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  • The California FreshWorks’ Social and Economic Impacts 2018-2020 report, authored by Pacific Community Ventures, examines the development and implementation of California FreshWorks from 2018 through 2020. California FreshWorks’ Social & Economic Impacts ReportBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | September 23, 2021 The California FreshWorks’ Social and Economic Impacts 2018-2020 report, authored by Pacific Community Ventures, examines the development and implementation of California FreshWorks from 2018 through 2020. As administrators of FreshWorks, Community Vision took a community-centered approach to healthy food financing by listening to the ideas and solutions of local leaders who are working for an… Read More
  • Sabrina R. Kelley joins Community Vision as Vice President of External Relations Welcome Sabrina R. Kelley, Community Vision’s VP of External RelationsBy: Luba Yusim, Senior Communications Officer | September 22, 2021 We are excited to welcome Sabrina R. Kelley as Community Vision’s Vice President of External Relations. In this newly created role, Sabrina will be the first member of our leadership team to be based out of Fresno and will lead our resource development, external relations, and impact measurement work. Read More
  • Leading a Growing Vision: a Message from the PresidentBy: Catherine Howard, President | August 23, 2021 In this blog, Community Vision's President, Catherine Howard, talks about our community-centered approach to building a reparative economy and how we are laying the groundwork for our next chapter. Read More
  • Community Vision provided a Black Liberation Grant to support the Black Liberation Walking Tour Black Spaces Matter: Belonging & Honoring HistoryBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | August 20, 2021 The Black Liberation Walking Tour launched on Juneteenth with an in-person tour of historic sites in the Hoover-Durant neighborhood. The tour can also be found online, which includes photos, stories, and self-guided maps. Read More
  • Community Vision Awarded $1.82 Million from U.S. Treasury’s CDFI Rapid Response ProgramBy: Community Vision | June 17, 2021 Community Vision is honored and grateful to have been selected for a CDFI RRP award by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. We received the maximum award amount of $1.82 million, which will be used as lending capital for historically disinvested communities in Northern and Central California. Read More
  • community vision reparative land fee native indigenous projects Introducing Community Vision’s Reparative Land Fee ProgramBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | June 9, 2021 As a collaborative partner for social and economic justice, Community Vision centers communities on the margins of opportunity by supporting their visions and the work of local leaders. Over the last few years, several movements and pivotal events inspired us to take a self-reflective look at how we advance our mission and the role capital… Read More
  • Community Vision Announces Catherine Howard as New PresidentBy: Community Vision | May 3, 2021 Today, the Board of Directors of Community Vision announced the selection of current Senior Vice President of Programs, Catherine Howard, to be the organization’s next President. Howard, who started her career with Community Vision as an intern in 1997, will officially assume the position on May 10, 2021. She was selected after an exhaustive national… 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
  • Community Facilities Challenge Becomes an Integrated Part of California State University, FresnoBy: Community Vision | March 29, 2021 Community Vision is pleased to announce that beginning this year California State University, Fresno will lead the Community Facilities Challenge (CFC). Community Vision’s initial idea for a CFC was brought to Fresno State because of their rich history in service-learning. The first CFC launched in 2012. Since that time, Community Vision has been partnered with… Read More
  • Community Vision Stands in Solidarity and Condemns Anti-Asian Violence, Racism, and XenophobiaBy: Community Vision | March 19, 2021 We stand in solidarity and acknowledge the pain, shock, and grief being felt in Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities locally and across the country. We send love and care to the families and friends of those senselessly murdered in Atlanta earlier this week, as well as the family and friends of members of… Read More