• Investor Highlight: Stupski FoundationBy: Community Vision | May 26, 2020
    Category: Impact Investing
    We're excited to share a new quarterly feature, Investor Highlights. In this edition, we're proud to announce a new partner, the Stupski Foundation, who recently invested $1.5 million in Community Vision. Read More
  • 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
  • Community Vision receives highest independent rating from AerisBy: Luba Yusim | June 5, 2017
    Category: Community Vision Updates Impact Investing
    Independent, third-party rating viewed as a mark of transparency and accountability Last month, Community Vision was notified that we received a four-star impact performance rating with policy plus and AAA financial strength and performance rating from Aeris. Aeris provides comprehensive, third-party assessments of a community investment fund’s financial strength, performance and impact. A wide range… Read More
  • Q&A with Nate Schaffran, the newest member of Community Vision’s lending teamBy: Luba Yusim | April 27, 2017
    Category: Community Vision Updates Healthy Foods Impact Investing Lending
    In April 2017 we welcomed Nate Schaffran to our lending team as a Senior Loan Officer. Nate joins Community Vision with many years of diverse experience in social impact lending, healthy food financing, and policy. Welcome, Nate!  What were you doing before joining the team at Community Vision? Most immediately, I was deputy policy director for… Read More
  • Community Vision Sponsoring March 2017 Rural Justice SummitBy: Luba Yusim | February 20, 2017
    Category: Central Valley Community Vision Updates Economic Development Health Healthy Foods Impact Investing
    California’s Central Valley was transformed long ago into the nation’s most economically productive and intensive industrial agricultural region. Today, it produces more than half of the fruits, nuts, and vegetables consumed in America. While the Central Valley’s agricultural industry is critical to meeting US food need, it comes at a significant price to local residents.… Read More
  • Community Vision Receives Top Independent Rating from AerisBy: admin | July 24, 2015
    Category: Community Vision Updates Impact Investing Press Releases
    San Francisco — Community Vision (Community Vision) announced today that it has received a rating of AAA+1 from Aeris, the information service for community investors. Aeris (formerly known as CARS®) provides comprehensive, third-party assessments of community development financial institution (CDFI) loan fund financial strength and performance, and impact. “We are very pleased to receive the… Read More
  • Hacking Economy Summer Series: Local Investment Options for EveryoneBy: Luba Yusim | May 28, 2015
    Category: Healthy Foods Impact Investing Oakland San Francisco
    There is an increased awareness that our investments are controlled by Wall Street and investment managers that are funneling our money into the old economy, contributing to environmental and social risk. Yet, most of us, while desiring to move our money into the new economy, are not in a position to make direct investments. What… Read More
  • $18 Million in CDFI Tax Credits Becoming Available Through COIN ProgramBy: Luba Yusim | February 6, 2014
    Category: Community Facilities Community Vision Updates Impact Investing
    The California State Department of Insurance has announced a new round of Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) tax credits becoming available this spring from the California Organized Investment Network (COIN) program. $18 million will become available in the 2014 calendar year.  COIN, a division within the California State Department of Insurance, makes these tax credits… Read More
  • Haas Students Present Mid-term Findings to Community VisionBy: NCCLF | March 27, 2013
    Category: Community Vision Updates Impact Investing
    The Haas School of Business graduate students presented their mid-term findings to Community Vision on Friday, March 22nd. Community Vision was selected to be a participant of the Social Sector Solutions 2013 program, which is part of the Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley in partnership with… Read More
  • Are You Eligible for Community Vision’s 2013 Financial Advisors Community Impact Award?By: NCCLF | February 7, 2013
    Category: Community Vision Updates Impact Investing
    The Financial Advisors Community Impact Award is presented annually to a Financial Professional who has attracted the most new, individual investors into our Loan Fund from May 2012 through April 30, 2013. The award will be presented at our Annual Event on May 9th at the Contemporary Jewish Museum.  For more information, click here. (pdf) Read More