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  • Community Vision and Genesis LA Convene 27 Groups to Address Capital and Capacity Barriers Faced by Community-Based & BIPOC-led DevelopersBy: Jason Riggs, Communications Director | June 23, 2022 Twenty-seven groups from across California convened in Fresno last week to advance locally-owned & controlled real estate, created by developers of color rooted in local communities across the state. The convening was part of California Community-Owned Real Estate program (CalCORE), a five-year state-wide initiative led by Community Vision and Genesis LA. CalCORE’s mission is to… Read More
  • Juneteenth Commemoration Calls Us to ActionBy: Community Vision | June 19, 2022 Across the country and around the world families, friends and communities are joining together to commemorate and celebrate Juneteenth, Freedom Day.As much as it is a day of celebration, it is also a reminder that racial trauma and harm continues. It is a day that calls on us to continually commit to centering Black communities… Read More
  • Welcome Jonathan Taylor, Community Vision’s VP of Capital SolutionsBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | December 16, 2021 We’re excited to welcome Jonathan Taylor to Community Vision as the Vice President of Capital Solutions. In this newly created position, Jonathan leads our recently re-envisioned Lending Department, which is now Capital Solutions. This department utilizes a restorative approach that intentionally directs capital to enterprises and projects that increase local wealth creation and power building… Read More
  • Community Vision provided a Black Liberation Grant to support the Black Liberation Walking Tour Black Spaces Matter: Belonging & Honoring HistoryBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | August 20, 2021 The Black Liberation Walking Tour launched on Juneteenth with an in-person tour of historic sites in the Hoover-Durant neighborhood. The tour can also be found online, which includes photos, stories, and self-guided maps. Read More
  • Recent Lending & Consulting ClientsBy: Luba Yusim | April 7, 2021 LENDING Baker Places Inc.- San Francisco $350,000 Line of Credit Baker Places is a transitional residential community of PRC. The line of credit helps to manage cash flow and bridge receivables from government contracts. Berkeley Food and Housing Project - Berkeley $225,000 Line of Credit Renewal Berkeley Food and Housing Project works to ease and end homelessness,… Read More
  • ArtsWeb Launches First Alameda County CohortBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | April 7, 2021 In 2018, Community Vision partnered with SVCreates and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation to develop the concept for ArtsWeb, a new online Bay Area arts hub. ArtsWeb is building a network of creative ecosystems based on trust and will provide navigation, facilitation and market-making support to unmapped creatives and business service providers in Alameda and Santa… Read More
  • $850,000 in COVID Relief Grants Awarded to 41 Oakland NonprofitsBy: Luba Yusim, Senior Communications Officer | January 27, 2021 We are pleased to announce $850,000 in COVID relief awards for 41 Oakland-based nonprofits that have suffered negative economic impacts, or have pivoted to serve local communities, due to the pandemic. Launched in Fall 2020, The Oakland CARES Nonprofit Grant Fund was funded by the Federal CARE ACT and Community Vision administered the program on… Read More
  • Mujeres Unidas y Activas: Keeping Space & Building PowerBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | January 27, 2021 Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA) is a grassroots organization of Latina immigrant women who work with their community to cultivate personal transformation and build collective power for social and economic justice. Founded in 1990, they provide peer-led trauma recovery services, vocational classes, and leadership training. Their first offices opened in San Francisco’s Mission District, and… Read More
  • Welcome Kshama Kanakoor & Camila Andrea MenaBy: Luba Yusim, Senior Communications Officer | January 27, 2021 We are thrilled to welcome Kshama Kanakoor and Camila Andrea Mena to our consulting team. These individuals join the organization with a commitment to their communities, a diverse range of experiences, and exceptional professional backgrounds. Join us in welcoming them to the Community Vision family! Read More
  • Ask a Community Vision Consultant: Fall 2020 EditionBy: Amanda Bornstein, Real Estate Consultant | November 19, 2020 This month’s question: Given the pandemic, how can I safely offer my programs in outdoor spaces? Answer: Several of our clients are operating at limited capacity or in a different capacity than previously, due to health and safety parameters around COVID-19. The safety concerns and ensuring people’s well-being has prompted organizations to pivot operations and… Read More