• 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
  • 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 offers condolences to the family and friends of San Francisco Mayor Edwin LeeBy: Luba Yusim | December 12, 2017
    Category: San Francisco
    Photo: Mayor Ed Lee celebrating the ribbon cutting of Women Audio Mission's (WAM) new SoMa space in 2014. Community Vision guided WAM as they revamped their board and launched a major capital campaign. After working with our consulting team, WAM went on to work with our lending team to secure a $1.4 million loan to help purchase their… 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
  • Daniel Hlad Community Vision Updates: Partnering with and for Our CommunitiesBy: Luba Yusim | July 10, 2017
    Category: Community Vision Updates Consulting Oakland San Francisco
    At Community Vision we’re committed to the places where we live and work. We encourage our staff to be directly involved with their communities – from volunteering with local, direct-service organizations to serving on boards and committees. It's integral to our work that our staff are directly involved in our communities and take leadership positions to… Read More
  • Blog: Updates from Capitol HillBy: Catherine Howard, Senior VP of Programs | June 5, 2017
    Category: Affordable Housing Arts Blog Community Facilities Community Vision Updates Economic Development Health Healthy Foods Lending New Markets Tax Credits Social Services Youth
    Last month I represented Community Vision in Washington, DC, joining Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) colleagues from across the country to meet with legislators and their staff and advocate for continued federal funding for programs that CDFIs leverage to benefit low-income communities. As you might guess, May 2017 was an interesting time to be on… Read More
  • City announces $2.7 million in Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative grant awards for space acquisition and long-term leasesBy: Community Vision | May 30, 2017
    Category: Arts Community Facilities Consulting San Francisco
    Mayor Edwin M. Lee, the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD), Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development, the San Francisco Arts Commission, and the Community Vision with key partners today announced $2.7 million in grant awards to 13 neighborhood-serving nonprofit facilities. Read More
  • Real world impacts of budget cuts on povertyBy: Luba Yusim | March 30, 2017
    Category: Affordable Housing Arts Central Valley Community Vision Updates Economic Development Health Healthy Foods Social Services Youth
    by Mary A. Rogier, Community Vision's President.  I’ve been thinking a lot about poverty lately. That is probably not surprising, as we recently have been launching some new activities to combat hunger and food inequity, especially in parts of our Central Valley service region where people suffer greatly from lack of access to food.  We’ve… Read More
  • San Francisco Small Sites Program creates long-lasting impactBy: Luba Yusim | February 20, 2017
    Category: Affordable Housing Lending San Francisco
    In 2014 Community Vision became a lender for the San Francisco Small Sites Program (SSP), an initiative of the City of San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD) which preserves housing for low-income San Francisco residents. The loan program provides acquisition and rehabilitation financing to developers that supports the purchase and renovation… Read More