• Community Vision Invests in HealthRIGHT 360’s new “Home for Health” project in San Francisco March 28, 2016 We are proud to announce that we've invested in HealthRIGHT 360's new "Home For Health," which will integrate healthcare service for at-risk San Francisco residents under one roof. The organization grew from a partnership between the Haight-Ashbury Free Clinic and Walden House, and has recently absorbed Asian American Recovery Services (a Community Vision borrower), Lyon-Martin… Read More
  • Free Workshop 5/12: Financing Nonprofit Facilities and Multi-Tenant Centers March 24, 2016 Looking for new space? Want to buy or build a new Office, Community Facility, or Multi-tenant Center, but don't know if you can afford it? Come learn about financing opportunities and resources for community development projects. This workshop will put you on the path to your organization's new home, with information and case studies about… Read More
  • Ross Culverwell Community Vision’s Ross Culverwell Promoted to Chief Lending Officer February 24, 2016 We are proud to announce that Ross Culverwell has been promoted to Chief Lending Officer. Ross Joined Community Vision ten years ago, and was promoted to Director of Lending in 2012. He has led our core lending program while also creating and managing a variety of special financing products, including our Community Catalyst Predevelopment Program.… Read More
  • Oakland Community Park plans ahead with support of Community Catalyst Predevelopment Funds December 16, 2015 Nestled in the heart of Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood, the six-acre Peralta Hacienda Historical Park provides youth and families with a space to connect, build community, and celebrate their heritage. The park, once the headquarters of a 45,000-acre cattle ranch of the Peralta family, contains a historic house museum, a multipurpose activity center, community gardens, outdoor… Read More
  • Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco funds economic opportunities for formerly incarcerated people through sustainable urban agriculture through Community Vision sponsorship November 3, 2015 We are pleased to be partnering with Oakland-based nonprofit Planting Justice by supporting the urban agriculturalists in obtaining a $40,000 grant through the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB)’s Access to Housing and Economic Assistance for Development (AHEAD) program. Through our membership with the FHLB, Community Vision was able to sponsor Planting Justice for this funding, which… Read More
  • Rumrill Sports Park Grand Opening! September 10, 2015 This week Community Vision joined the City of San Pablo and the San Pablo Economic Development Corporation (EDC) in the grand opening of the Rumrill Sports Park! The City of San Pablo, one of the poorest communities in Contra Costa County, experiences high levels of youth obesity and violence. As physical fitness outlets and opportunities… Read More
  • Healthy Foods: Increasing Expertise through Partnership and Collaboration September 2, 2015 Cross-posted from the Healthy Food Access Portal Despite being nestled amid the country’s most lucrative agricultural sector, California’s Central Valley and Central Coast experience high rates of poverty, unemployment, and homelessness. This area, one of the country’s richest, generating nearly $5.3 billion in revenue from agriculture, paradoxically contains some of its poorest counties. Over the… Read More
  • Loan Helps Extend Impact of 2014 SF AIDS Walk July 27, 2015 Founded in 1985, Project Inform works to curtail the HIV and hepatitis C epidemics through the development of effective treatments; supporting individuals to make informed choices about their health; advocating for quality, affordable health care; and promoting medical strategies that prevent new infections. The organization was selected to host the AIDS Walk fundraiser in San… Read More
  • Other Avenues Natural Food Cooperative – Promoting Vibrant Neighborhoods July 27, 2015 Other Avenues Natural Food Cooperative, a cooperative grocery store located in San Francisco’s Sunset neighborhood, provides affordable, accessible, healthy, and sustainable food products. Since its opening in 1974, Other Avenues has been driven by the goal of supporting and promoting sustainable communities. It has been a fully worker-owned democratic cooperative since 1999, and its workers… Read More
  • Destiny Arts Center – Promoting Strong Communities July 27, 2015 Founded in 1988, Destiny Arts Center is recognized as an innovative and effective community-based violence prevention, youth development, and arts education center in North Oakland. Directly serving up to 4,000 young people annually, Destiny works to move young people to peace, confidence, and resiliency through the use of the artistic mediums of dance, theatre, and… Read More