• Community Foods Market Breaks Ground in West OaklandBy: admin | November 18, 2016
    Category: Economic Development Health Healthy Foods Lending Oakland
    Community Vision staff at Community Foods Market Ground Blessing ceremony on April 21, 2018 West Oakland's growing and changing community is comprised predominantly of low-income Latino and African American residents with little access to nearby food retail. This forces residents to collectively spend more than $58 million annually on groceries outside of their own community.… Read More
  • Community Vision Supports Future Trajectory of Oakland-based Arts NonprofitBy: admin | August 8, 2016
    Category: Arts Consulting Oakland Past Events Youth
    In 2005,  Oakland Public Conservatory of Music (OPC) was founded to create an accessible, affordable, and culturally relevant music education. It is a place for Oakland residents to learn and connect through music. “I attended two conservatories and both were very eurocentric. Few people looked like me and I wanted to create a space that embraced… Read More
  • Community Vision announces PRO Oakland, a partnership mitigating small business and nonprofit disruption during Bus Rapid Transit construction in East OaklandBy: admin | April 18, 2016
    Category: Community Vision Updates Consulting Oakland Press Releases
    Mayor Libby Schaaf to make formal announcement at Community Vision Annual Spring Event. For more information, visit www.ncclf.org/celebratingcommunity.  Oakland, CA, April 18, 2016—The Community Vision (Community Vision) announces PRO Oakland, a new partnership with Main Street Launch (Main Street – formerly OBDC, Small Business Finance) that supports nonprofits and small businesses impacted by AC Transit’s… Read More
  • Free Workshop 5/12: Financing Nonprofit Facilities and Multi-Tenant CentersBy: admin | March 24, 2016
    Category: Consulting New Markets Tax Credits Oakland Past Events
    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
  • Oakland Community Park plans ahead with support of Community Catalyst Predevelopment FundsBy: admin | December 16, 2015
    Category: Arts Consulting Economic Development Lending Oakland
    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 sponsorshipBy: admin | November 3, 2015
    Category: Economic Development Health Healthy Foods Oakland
    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
  • Destiny Arts Center – Promoting Strong CommunitiesBy: admin | July 27, 2015
    Category: Arts Consulting Lending Oakland Youth
    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
  • Loan Announcement: Destiny Arts CenterBy: admin | July 22, 2015
    Category: Arts Consulting Lending Oakland Youth
    Destiny Arts Center was founded in 1988 to create a space where young people could learn to prevent violence in their lives and share a message of peace with their communities. Destiny offers violence prevention programs to Bay Area youth (ages 3-18) through artistic mediums such as dance, theatre and martial arts. Community Vision has provided Destiny Arts… Read More
  • Loan Announcement: Compasspoint Nonprofit ServicesBy: admin | July 22, 2015
    Category: Lending Oakland
    Since 1976, CompassPoint Nonprofit Services has offered consulting, training, and workshops to community-based nonprofits throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.CompassPoint’s use of partnerships, peer learning networks, and conferences strengthens capacity and enhances leadership of nonprofits. Community Vision has provided CompassPoint with a $100,000 working capital loan to help the organization manage its cash flow following the move of its… Read More
  • Loan Announcement: As You SowBy: admin | July 22, 2015
    Category: Health Lending Oakland
    As You Sow (AYS) is a nonprofit that promotes environmental justice and social corporate responsibility through shareholder advocacy and coalition building. Working through shareholder interests to reduce toxic chemicals in specific consumer products, the organization increases environmental sustainability in the Bay Area’s low-income neighborhoods and the consumer products they use. Low-income communities historically are the most impacted by toxics and… Read More