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  • Learn about social impact investing with Community Vision and Loring, Wolcott & Coolidge Investor Spotlight: Loring, Wolcott & Coolidge’s Sustainability GroupBy: Community Vision | August 25, 2021 This Investor Spotlight features Community Vision investor, The Sustainability Group at Loring, Wolcott & Coolidge. Our Q&A with Eli Dalven, Impact Investing Associate at Loring, Wolcott & Coolidge highlights why the Boston-based firm is a longtime investor in CDFIs, their decision to invest in Community Vision, advice they have for other impact investors, and more. Read More
  • Community Vision provided a Black Liberation Grant to support the Black Liberation Walking Tour Black Spaces Matter: Belonging & Honoring HistoryBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | August 20, 2021 The Black Liberation Walking Tour launched on Juneteenth with an in-person tour of historic sites in the Hoover-Durant neighborhood. The tour can also be found online, which includes photos, stories, and self-guided maps. Read More
  • The Food Future is Here Podcast SeriesBy: Community Vision | February 12, 2021 Community Vision’s six-part podcast series “The Food Future is Here” is a powerful take on how the California FreshWorks community is changing the food system. The series, hosted by Leticia Corona, a small business advisor, and Ome Quetzal Lopez, a social commentator, centralizes the voices of BIPOC-owned small businesses and community-centered food system advocates. Together… Read More
  • $850,000 in COVID Relief Grants Awarded to 41 Oakland NonprofitsBy: Luba Yusim, Senior Communications Officer | January 27, 2021 We are pleased to announce $850,000 in COVID relief awards for 41 Oakland-based nonprofits that have suffered negative economic impacts, or have pivoted to serve local communities, due to the pandemic. Launched in Fall 2020, The Oakland CARES Nonprofit Grant Fund was funded by the Federal CARE ACT and Community Vision administered the program on… Read More
  • Mujeres Unidas y Activas: Keeping Space & Building PowerBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | January 27, 2021 Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA) is a grassroots organization of Latina immigrant women who work with their community to cultivate personal transformation and build collective power for social and economic justice. Founded in 1990, they provide peer-led trauma recovery services, vocational classes, and leadership training. Their first offices opened in San Francisco’s Mission District, and… Read More
  • St. Mary’s Center: Investing in Our EldersBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | October 2, 2020 In 2006, St. Mary’s Center Village in West Oakland took shape, first through leasing and then purchasing two properties. In 2007, Community Vision provided a $580,500 acquisition loan for a third building, increasing St. Mary’s space to more than 3,000 square feet, allowing it to scale up its services to better serve the community. Read More
  • S.F. Mayor London Breed Announces $3.1 Million in Grants for Nonprofit OrganizationsBy: Community Vision | August 12, 2020 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
  • Food for the People: Swift & Creative Responses Amidst COVID-19By: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | July 27, 2020 California’s food industry is a multi-billion dollar industry that consists of many different types of businesses and organizations that grow, process, and distribute food across the state, country, and around the world. Ownership across the food system has seen decades of corporate consolidation, resulting in negative social and economic impacts. From seeds to land ownership… Read More
  • Investor Spotlight: Stupski Foundation Investor Spotlight: Stupski FoundationBy: Community Vision | May 26, 2020 We're excited to share a new quarterly feature, Investor Highlights. In this edition, we're proud to announce a new partner, the Stupski Foundation, who recently invested $1.5 million in Community Vision. Read More
  • BLVD MRKT: Investing in Healthy Food & Economic Development in MontebelloBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | May 26, 2020 For more than a year and a half, Gentefy engaged the community, including connecting with local elected officials, business owners, and by hosting roundtable discussions. After connecting with more than 250 people of various ages and ethnic backgrounds, it became clear that the community wanted places to go that create an experience; something more than… Read More