• St. Mary’s Center: Investing in Our EldersBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | October 2, 2020
    Category: Oakland
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  • 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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  • Space Planning for Arts & Culture in Downtown OaklandBy: Luba Yusim | August 19, 2019
    Category: Oakland
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  • Community Foods Market, Community Vision, NCCLF Building Power: Aligning Capital with JusticeBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | May 30, 2019
    Category: Blog Healthy Foods Oakland
    June 1st, 2019 marks the official opening of Community Foods Market (CFM) at 3105 San Pablo Avenue in West Oakland. This article celebrates CFM’s grand opening as a moment years in the making and only possible because of the work and dedication of many people. It also celebrates CFM as a model of what it… Read More
  • 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
  • PRO Oakland: Outcomes, Learnings, & What’s Next Along International Blvd. in East OaklandBy: Luba Yusim | February 20, 2019
    Category: Oakland
    In 2015, Community Vision joined forces with fellow small-business-focused CDFI, Main Street Launch, to mitigate East Oakland nonprofit and small business service disruptions caused by the proposed multi-year installation of a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line. The AC Transit project is creating a dedicated BRT line through 9.5 miles of International Boulevard, some of the… 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