• S.F. Mayor London Breed Announces $3.1 Million in Grants for Nonprofit OrganizationsBy: Community Vision | August 12, 2020
    Category: San Francisco
    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
  • Centering Families & Transforming the Child Welfare System in Alameda CountyBy: Luba Yusim | August 20, 2019
    Category: Lending Youth
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  • Stabilizing Space: Compass Family ServicesBy: Luba Yusim | May 15, 2019
    Category: San Francisco Social Services
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  • Stabilizing Nonprofit Space: San Francisco AchieversBy: Luba Yusim | February 28, 2019
    Category: Consulting San Francisco Youth
    Enabling the preservation of valued community space is central to Community Vision’s work. We mitigate nonprofit displacement and provide stability that build and anchor organizations in communities on the margins of opportunity. For more than a decade, our consulting team has been a leader in offering innovative real estate and financial guidance to community-based organizations.… 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
  • A Place to Call Home – Life Learning AcademyBy: Community Vision | September 25, 2018
    Category: Community Facilities Lending San Francisco
    Life Learning Academy (LLA), a San Francisco-based public charter school, builds greater equity in education for local young people. Founded in 1998 in an effort to reform San Francisco’s Juvenile Justice System, the school utilizes a number of innovative teaching methods and mission-driven programs to target historic gaps in opportunities and better meet the needs… Read More
  • Community Vision Assumes Administration of California Fisheries FundBy: Luba Yusim | August 1, 2018
    Category: Community Vision Updates Lending
    We are pleased to announce that Community Vision is the new administrator of the California Fisheries Fund (CFF), an award-winning loan fund that lends to borrowers involved in the West Coast fishing industry. CFF works with small businesses, including small-scale fisherman, fishing enterprises, and ports. The mission-focused program increases profitability, economic mobility, and stability for… Read More
  • Billions for Housing on the November BallotBy: Luba Yusim | July 30, 2018
    Category: Advocacy Affordable Housing
    By Guy Baldwin, Community Vision's Policy, Research, and Information Manager  Two ballot measures will let California voters decide in November to raise up to $6 billion for housing for veterans, low-income people, and the homeless. Proposition 1 calls for issuing a Veterans and Affordable Housing Bond -- $3 billion for affordable housing, and $1 billion… Read More
  • Community Vision offers condolences to the family and friends of San Francisco Mayor Edwin LeeBy: Luba Yusim | December 12, 2017
    Category: San Francisco
    Photo: Mayor Ed Lee celebrating the ribbon cutting of Women Audio Mission's (WAM) new SoMa space in 2014. Community Vision guided WAM as they revamped their board and launched a major capital campaign. After working with our consulting team, WAM went on to work with our lending team to secure a $1.4 million loan to help purchase their… Read More
  • California legislative success paves the way for affordable housing developmentBy: Luba Yusim | October 24, 2017
    Category: Advocacy Affordable Housing Blog
    By Guy Baldwin, Community Vision's Policy, Research, and Information Manager  A legislative logjam that had blocked solutions to California's housing crisis was cleared last month as the legislature passed, and Governor Jerry Brown signed, a suite of fifteen bills that add funding and remove roadblocks to affordable housing development. The result will be more opportunities… Read More