• Food for the People: Swift & Creative Responses Amidst COVID-19By: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | July 27, 2020
    Category: Healthy Foods
    California’s food industry is a multi-billion dollar industry that consists of many different types of businesses and organizations that grow, process, and distribute food across the state, country, and around the world. Ownership across the food system has seen decades of corporate consolidation, resulting in negative social and economic impacts. From seeds to land ownership… Read More
  • BLVD MRKT: Investing in Healthy Food & Economic Development in MontebelloBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | May 26, 2020
    Category: Economic Development Healthy Foods
    For more than a year and a half, Gentefy engaged the community, including connecting with local elected officials, business owners, and by hosting roundtable discussions. After connecting with more than 250 people of various ages and ethnic backgrounds, it became clear that the community wanted places to go that create an experience; something more than… Read More
  • california freshworks Key Findings from California FreshWorks’ First Program EvaluationBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | March 6, 2020
    Category: Healthy Foods
    Community Vision administers the California FreshWorks program, a statewide network of CDFI lenders that provide financing to food enterprises that invest in an equitable food system and increase access to affordable, healthy, culturally-appropriate food in underserved communities. We approach food access not only as a health issue, but also a community development and equity issue. Read More
  • Dig Deep Farms’ Food Hub: Investing in Local Health & WealthBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | October 23, 2019
    Category: Healthy Foods
    Over the last two decades local governments have become increasingly involved in cultivating community-based food systems as a path towards community and economic development Read More
  • Reflections from the 2019 California FreshWorks SummitBy: Luba Yusim | September 6, 2019
    Category: Healthy Foods
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  • Centering Families & Transforming the Child Welfare System in Alameda CountyBy: Luba Yusim | August 20, 2019
    Category: Lending Youth
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  • Community Foods Market, Community Vision, NCCLF Building Power: Aligning Capital with JusticeBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | May 30, 2019
    Category: Blog Healthy Foods Oakland
    June 1st, 2019 marks the official opening of Community Foods Market (CFM) at 3105 San Pablo Avenue in West Oakland. This article celebrates CFM’s grand opening as a moment years in the making and only possible because of the work and dedication of many people. It also celebrates CFM as a model of what it… Read More
  • Increasing access to food in California’s Hoopa ValleyBy: Luba Yusim | May 9, 2019
    Category: Healthy Foods
    In 2016, food insecurity became a front and center issue for the Hoopa Valley Reservation when the only grocery store operating within a 40-mile radius of the Klamath-Trinity region was forced to close due to a significant rodent infestation. Consequently, the community was left without any local food retailers and was designated a food desert… Read More
  • Central California Food Bank Scales Impact with Support from Community Vision By: Luba Yusim | October 31, 2018
    Category: Central Valley Community Facilities Healthy Foods
    Based out of Fresno, the Central California Food Bank (CCFB) is the largest food bank in the region serving Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and Kern counties. Despite being nestled amid the country’s most lucrative agricultural sector, the organization distributes 35 million pounds of food, including more than 50% of fresh produce, to more than 280,000… Read More
  • Welcome Ruby Harris, Community Vision’s New Manager of Community Development LendingBy: Luba Yusim | September 26, 2018
    Category: Community Vision Updates Lending
    Earlier this Summer we welcomed Ruby Harris to our lending team as our Manager of Community Development Lending. Ruby joins Community Vision with more than 18 years of experience in the affordable housing field, ranging from nonprofit management, program/product design, project management, public policy, finance, and grant-making. Welcome, Ruby! What were you doing before joining… Read More