• RYSE RYSE Commons: Investing in Our Young PeopleBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | July 28, 2020
    Category: Youth
    Based in Richmond, RYSE emerged from the needs articulated by local youth organizers of color following the killing of four high school students in 2000. After many years of planning, the organization opened its doors in 2008, addressing the emotional, mental and political health of local young people. Since opening, RYSE has served nearly 4,000… 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 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
  • Oakland’s Destiny Arts Center recognized as one of the best creative arts programs in the United StatesBy: Luba Yusim | December 11, 2017
    Category: Community Facilities Consulting Oakland Youth
    Last month, Oakland’s Destiny Arts Center, a former Community Vision client, was recognized as one of the best creative arts programs in the country. With more than 25 years in Oakland, the after-school dance and performing arts nonprofit received the 2017​ ​National​ ​Arts​ ​and​ ​Humanities​ ​Youth​ ​Program​ ​Award​, the nation’s highest honor for these programs. The… Read More
  • Innovative assisted living community coming to ClovisBy: Luba Yusim | October 24, 2017
    Category: Affordable Housing Central Valley Community Facilities Lending New Markets Tax Credits
    The San Joaquin Valley community of Clovis is addressing a challenge shared by many others in Northern California: an increasing population of low- and moderate-income elders who need long-term care. Some elders already have Medi-Cal insurance and others spend down assets for care and become eligible for coverage. When some elders can no longer obtain… Read More
  • WCRC Women’s Cancer Resource Center moving to new, expanded spaceBy: Luba Yusim | September 20, 2017
    Category: Community Facilities Health Lending Social Services
    Founded more than thirty years ago, East Bay-based Women’s Cancer Resource Center (WCRC), began as a peer-to-peer organization offering support groups for women with cancer. Since then, the organization has broadened and diversified its programming to include a wider variety of services supporting people fighting cancer, especially low-income women. Serving more than 5,000 clients annually,… Read More
  • Niles Pie Building Economic Sustainability One Pie at a TimeBy: Luba Yusim | August 9, 2017
    Category: Economic Development Lending
    Nearly a decade ago, Carolyn Berke, a long-time baker, started baking and delivering pies locally in Niles and surrounding areas. She took orders online and delivered twice weekly to a few local establishments. Soon Niles Pie grew from a part-time endeavor to a full-time bakery. As the business grew, Berke looked for a permanent kitchen… Read More