• COVID-19 ResourcesBy: Community Vision | March 30, 2020
    Category: Community Vision Updates
    As a local, collaborative partner, all of us at Community Vision are committed to ensuring that our staff, clients, investors, and partners remain healthy, safe, and that our business continues to run smoothly. Our staff remain dedicated to helping support your work while we all navigate the impacts of COVID-19. As things continue to change,… Read More
  • Community Vision Staff Working Remotely in Response to CoronavirusBy: Luba Yusim, Senior Communications Officer | March 9, 2020
    Category: Community Vision Updates
    Over the past few weeks, there has been a lot of news shared about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its spread across communities all over the world. We continue to closely monitor developments related to its potential impacts on our communities. As a local, collaborative partner, all of us at Community Vision are committed to ensuring… 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
  • Community Vision Welcomes New Staff & BoardBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | March 5, 2020
    Category: Community Vision Updates
    We are excited to welcome six new staff and Board Members to the Community Vision family. These individuals join the organization with exceptional professional backgrounds, a diverse range of experiences, and a commitment to serving their communities. Read More
  • Ruby Harris & Nate Schaffran Promoted to Co-Directors of Lending; Esperanza Pallana Promoted to Director of Strategic InitiativesBy: Community Vision | February 26, 2020
    Category: Community Vision Updates
    Community Vision is pleased to announce that Ruby Harris and Nate Schaffran have been promoted to Co-Directors of Lending and Esperanza Pallana has been promoted to Director of Strategic Initiatives. Read More
  • For the Culture Market: Building Up Black Women EntrepreneursBy: Courtney Gonzales | January 24, 2020
    Category: Economic Development
    Just BE and The Runway Project co-hosted the 4th annual For the Culture: Black Women’s Holiday Market at Impact Hub Oakland over two of the biggest holiday shopping days, Oakland’s Plaid Friday and Small Business Saturday. Read More
  • Vision View: Where One’s Vision is Without LimitsBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | January 24, 2020
    Category: Central Valley
    When Community Vision began working in the Central Valley in 2008, a top priority was to authentically show up for Valley communities and build reciprocal relationships based in trust and mutual respect. Part of this work included workshops and technical assistance provided by our Consulting team; some of which we offered pro-bono in response to… Read More
  • Update on the Fresno DRIVE InitiativeBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | January 24, 2020
    Category: Central Valley
    The 9th annual California Economic Summit took place in November, and was hosted in Fresno for the first time. Ahead of the Summit, Governor Gavin Newsom issued a challenge: What would it take to fundamentally transform the Greater Fresno Region by 2030 and create opportunities for all residents to achieve real economic mobility by fostering… Read More
  • Cultivating Change for an Inclusive EconomyBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | November 25, 2019
    Category: Economic Development
    The Community Capital Conference, better known as COCAP, took place this year at Impact Hub Oakland and the Intersection for the Arts, both community-based coworking facilities. Read More
  • Community Vision Receives $2.2 million Award from CDFI FundBy: Luba Yusim, Senior Communications Officer | November 21, 2019
    Category: Community Vision Updates
    Community Vision is excited to announce that we were awarded a total of $2.2 million from the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund.The CDFI Fund, a program of the U.S. Treasury, announced awardees of its 2019 CDFI Fund Financial Assistance (FA) and Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) awards. Community Vision received a $714,000 FA award… Read More