• Loan Announcement: East Oakland Youth Development CenterBy: admin | July 22, 2015
    Category: Lending New Markets Tax Credits Oakland Youth
    Founded in 1978, the East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC) is a nonprofit youth center that offers a range of education, health, and arts programs for multicultural youths aged 6-18. Situated in an area with high crime and dropout rates, persistent poverty, and drug addiction, EOYDC’s programs provide youths a refuge to gain skills and confidence to escape life… 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
  • Community Vision Commits to OFN’s Youth Opportunity PledgeBy: Luba Yusim | March 8, 2014
    Category: Community Vision Updates Oakland Press Releases San Francisco Social Services Youth
    Community Vision is pleased to announce its commitment to the Opportunity Finance Network’s (OFN) “Youth Opportunity Pledge,” a $1 billion CDFI industry commitment in new financing to benefit young people of color across the U.S. Inspired by President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative, this financing will support early care through high school education, healthy foods… Read More
  • Destiny Arts: Ready for a Second ActBy: NCCLF | August 28, 2013
    Category: Arts Consulting Lending Oakland
    Many of you may remember the story we did about Community Vision’s consulting work with Destiny Arts.  Now Community Vision’s Lending Department is helping the organization finalize their journey to their new home. Destiny Arts Center – Destiny standing for De-Escalating Skills Training Inspiring Non-violence in Youth – is a nonprofit organization founded in 1988… Read More
  • Community Vision Projects Gets Recognition and AwardsBy: NCCLF | July 10, 2013
    Category: Affordable Housing Lending Oakland San Francisco
    Community Vision is proud to have supported two affordable housing projects featured in this month’s Affordable Housing Finance magazine; Habitat for Humanity’s Daly City project and Oakland’s Lower San Antonio neighborhood Clinton Commons. Habitat for Humanity’s 36-unit condominium in Daly City is recognized for its evolution of multifamily development that steps outside of the organization’s… Read More
  • Destiny Arts Center Finds Their Way HomeBy: NCCLF | March 27, 2013
    Category: Consulting Lending Oakland Youth
    Destiny Arts Center - Destiny standing for De-Escalating Skills Training Inspiring Non-violence in Youth - is a nonprofit organization founded in 1988 that offers violence prevention and arts education through dance, theatre and martial arts. For the past five years, Destiny has been renting space from the North Oakland Community Charter School for its on-site… Read More
  • “As You Sow” Reaps Justice for Low-income CommunitiesBy: NCCLF | November 30, 2012
    Category: 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… Read More
  • Girls Inc. of Alameda Makes a Strong, Smart and Bold Move to OaklandBy: NCCLF | August 21, 2012
    Category: Consulting Lending Oakland Social Services Youth
    Since 1958, Girls Inc. has been working to meet the needs of underserved girls (ages 5 to 18), and their families. The organization offers academic enrichment programs, leadership and fitness programs, and mental health counseling services. The organization reaches nearly 7,500 girls, family members and clients annually. Our readers may remember that in 2009 Community… Read More
  • St. Mary’s Center: Recovery 55By: NCCLF | October 18, 2011
    Category: Lending Oakland Social Services
    For more than three decades, St. Mary’s Center in Oakland has provided full-service programs that address the needs of extremely low- income seniors, children, and families. The Center offers an array of critical services including a state-licensed preschool for children whose families would otherwise not be able to afford such a program. St. Mary’s focuses… Read More
  • Youth Radio Receives Edward R. Murrow AwardBy: NCCLF | July 1, 2011
    Category: Consulting Lending Oakland Youth
    Youth Radio received the Edward R. Murrow award for its investigative series, Trafficked, which explores the sex trade of minors in Oakland largely through first-hand accounts of the victims. This is the second award the organization has received this year for the series, which was awarded a Peabody for its investigative report. Murrow Award recipients… Read More