• San Francisco Nonprofits Secure Long-Term Leases With One Million in Funds December 17, 2016 31 social & arts organizations to receive awards from the City San Francisco, CA —The Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD), the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development, and the San Francisco Arts Commission with key partners today announced grants of over $1 million to support 31 social service, child care and arts… Read More
  • Community Foods Market Breaks Ground in West Oakland November 18, 2016 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
  • Blog: Implementing a Social Impact Rating System: Increasing Impact Through Data-Driven Decision Making October 13, 2016   By Ross Culverwell, Community Vision's Chief Lending Officer At Community Vision we’ve been committed to addressing issues of social and economic disparities throughout California for nearly 30 years.  While our staff have always informally assessed whether our loans meet our mission of promoting economic justice and alleviating poverty, we saw the benefit of developing… Read More
  • Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco Awards Grants to Two Local Nonprofits through Community Vision Sponsorship September 12, 2016 We are pleased to have partnered with Richmond Main Street Initiative (RMSI) and Restaurant Opportunities of the Bay Area (ROC – The Bay) in obtaining grants 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… Read More
  • California FreshWorks Fund Update & Listening Session July 28, 2016 Join us in Fresno to hear an update on the California FreshWorks Fund and provide input on how we can better support the financing needs of healthy food enterprises. We welcome local food enterprises, advocates, investors and community development professionals who might take advantage of FreshWorks as a healthy food financing tool.   Únase a… Read More
  • New Grocer Coming to Northwest Fresno June 13, 2016 Community Vision, the Program Executive of the California FreshWorks Fund, has provided $6MM in NMTC financing to support the development of a new, 45,000 sqft, full-service Vallarta Supermarket in northwest Fresno. The new supermarket will bring quality food options to a neighborhood with very limited access to fresh foods. This will be Vallarta’s third store in Fresno,… Read More
  • San Francisco LGBT Center to undergo exciting expansion June 7, 2016 Just in time to celebrate LGBT Pride month, Community Vision is pleased to announce that it has deployed $7.5M in New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) to the San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community Center in support of the organization’s current renovations. The project will transform the 37,000 square foot Market Street facility… Read More
  • 826 Valencia Opens Doors in San Francisco’s Tenderloin June 3, 2016 The Tenderloin’s newest resident, 826 Valencia, celebrated the grand opening of its long-awaited youth writing facility on May 19th with a ribbon cutting and celebration.  The 5,000 square foot space brings tutoring, writing, and publishing programs to thousands of youth in the neighborhood, thanks in-part to Community Vision’s real estate consulting services.  Founded in 2002 by… Read More
  • Community Vision Invests in HealthRIGHT 360’s new “Home for Health” project in San Francisco March 28, 2016 We are proud to announce that we've invested in HealthRIGHT 360's new "Home For Health," which will integrate healthcare service for at-risk San Francisco residents under one roof. The organization grew from a partnership between the Haight-Ashbury Free Clinic and Walden House, and has recently absorbed Asian American Recovery Services (a Community Vision borrower), Lyon-Martin… Read More
  • Results Announced: Survey on Bay Area Nonprofit Displacement March 14, 2016 Last week Northern California Grantmakers announced the results of the Bay Area survey on nonprofit displacement. According to the report, the majority of respondents (82%) are concerned about sustaining their work in the face of rising office space costs in the region. This study, the first of its kind in the region, demonstrates the extent of the… Read More