• Rebuilding after the fires: a message from the PresidentBy: Luba Yusim | October 25, 2017
    Category: Blog Community Vision Updates Impact Investing
    By Mary A. Rogier, Community Vision's President  It’s been an especially difficult time for Northern California this month for anyone reading the news, thanks to a series of horrifying natural disasters which almost seemed to be coordinated – as if they are trying to send us a message. And maybe they are. For example, climate scientists… Read More
  • California legislative success paves the way for affordable housing developmentBy: Luba Yusim | October 24, 2017
    Category: Advocacy Affordable Housing Blog
    By Guy Baldwin, Community Vision's Policy, Research, and Information Manager  A legislative logjam that had blocked solutions to California's housing crisis was cleared last month as the legislature passed, and Governor Jerry Brown signed, a suite of fifteen bills that add funding and remove roadblocks to affordable housing development. The result will be more opportunities… Read More
  • Blog: Updates from Capitol HillBy: Catherine Howard, Senior VP of Programs | June 5, 2017
    Category: Affordable Housing Arts Blog Community Facilities Community Vision Updates Economic Development Health Healthy Foods Lending New Markets Tax Credits Social Services Youth
    Last month I represented Community Vision in Washington, DC, joining Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) colleagues from across the country to meet with legislators and their staff and advocate for continued federal funding for programs that CDFIs leverage to benefit low-income communities. As you might guess, May 2017 was an interesting time to be on… Read More
  • Blog: Innovation and partnership stabilize nonprofits in a changing real estate marketBy: admin | January 30, 2017
    Category: Arts Blog Community Vision Updates Consulting San Francisco
    By Joanne Lee, Community Vision's Director of Consulting Services  This past December, we made the final grant awards for the San Francisco Nonprofit Displacement Mitigation Program (NPDM). More than $1 million was allocated to support 31 social service, childcare, and community arts nonprofits in San Francisco. These critical funds help stabilize community-based organizations who are at… Read More
  • Blog: We stand in solidarity – a message from the PresidentBy: admin | November 21, 2016
    Category: Blog Community Vision Updates
    Like many of you, we at Community Vision have been profoundly affected by the results of the recent national elections. As our organization’s spokesperson, it is typically my task to share our thoughts with our clients, investors, and industry colleagues when something truly significant occurs in the world. Without a doubt, this is one of… Read More
  • Blog: Implementing a Social Impact Rating System: Increasing Impact Through Data-Driven Decision MakingBy: admin | October 13, 2016
    Category: Blog Community Vision Updates Lending
      By Ross Culverwell, Community Vision's Chief Lending Officer At Community Vision we’ve been committed to addressing issues of social and economic disparities throughout California for nearly 30 years.  While our staff have always informally assessed whether our loans meet our mission of promoting economic justice and alleviating poverty, we saw the benefit of developing… Read More