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  • Black Cultural Zone: Building Power and Partnerships in East OaklandBy: Community Vision | September 13, 2022 In 2014, the Eastside Arts Alliance along with local nonprofit partners formed the East Oakland Black Cultural Zone Collaborative (the Collaborative). The Collaborative grew out of a community-driven solution to the decades of disinvestment in East Oakland neighborhoods and the displacement of long-term residents and businesses. Read More
  • The Central Valley Empowerment Alliance (CVEA): Strengthening Central California’s CommunitiesBy: Community Vision | September 12, 2022 The Central Valley Empowerment Alliance (CVEA) was established as a nonprofit in 2019 by Mari Perez-Ruiz, who grew up in Visalia among a migrant farmworker community. CVEA serves  residents who live in Kern, Tulare, Kings, Fresno, and Madera counties by promoting access to affordable housing, quality education, food, and health care, as well as creating… Read More
  • Back in Business Small Business Grant Awards Back in Business Grant Program Awards $200,000 to 11 Small BusinessesBy: Community Vision | May 9, 2022 Community Vision Capital & Consulting is excited to share that the Back in Business program awarded a total of $200,000 in COVID-recovery grants. The grants range from $6,000 - $20,000 and were awarded to 11 small businesses in Fresno, San Francisco and Solano Counties. As part of a small business development strategy to provide catalytic… Read More
  • NSI Announcement Mayor London Breed Announces $3.3 Million in Funding to Support Community Nonprofit OrganizationsBy: Community Vision | March 25, 2022 San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed, the Office of Economic Workforce Development, Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development, San Francisco Arts Commission, and Community Vision Capital & Consulting today announced $3.3 million in awards for nonprofit space acquisition and lease stabilization. The San Francisco Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative (NSI) provides funding to community… Read More
  • SOMA Cultural Anchor Fund SOMA Cultural Anchor Fund Awards $540,000 in Capital GrantsBy: Community Vision | January 24, 2022 Community Vision Capital & Consulting is excited to announce that the SOMA Cultural Anchor Fund awarded a total of $540,000 in capital grants to Kulintang Arts Inc (KULARTS) and Bindlestiff Studio. These awards are supported by the San Francisco Arts Commission and administered by Community Vision. A Facilities, Arts and Communities Experts (FACE) panel assisted… Read More
  • Community Vision announces $714,000 in post covid reopening grants for san francisco arts nonprofits $714,000 in Post-COVID Reopening Grants Awarded to 69 San Francisco Arts NonprofitsBy: Luba Yusim, Senior Communications Officer | November 17, 2021 We are pleased to announce $714,000 was awarded to San Francisco art and culture nonprofits for post-COVID physical and virtual reopening. These awards, part of the San Francisco Arts Reopening Fund, support organizations that practice and perform artistic and cultural forms of creative activity, expression, preservation, and community wellness, and are reflective of the communities… Read More
  • 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
  • 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
  • $850,000 in COVID Relief Grants Awarded to 41 Oakland NonprofitsBy: Luba Yusim, Senior Communications Officer | January 27, 2021 We are pleased to announce $850,000 in COVID relief awards for 41 Oakland-based nonprofits that have suffered negative economic impacts, or have pivoted to serve local communities, due to the pandemic. Launched in Fall 2020, The Oakland CARES Nonprofit Grant Fund was funded by the Federal CARE ACT and Community Vision administered the program on… Read More
  • S.F. Mayor London Breed Announces $3.1 Million in Grants for Nonprofit OrganizationsBy: Community Vision | August 12, 2020 Twelve organizations awarded funding to protect and expand opportunities for youth in affordable housing and the foster system; provide multilingual support to domestic violence survivors; introduce women, girls and gender nonconforming individuals to creative industry careers; and provide essential legal services. Crossposted. Previously released by the City of San Francisco on Friday, August 7, 2020. … Read More