• Equitable neighborhood revitalization: San Francisco’s Central MarketBy: admin | September 27, 2015
    Category: Arts Consulting San Francisco
    Previous efforts to “transform” distressed communities  were often approached exclusively as a means of driving economic success with little attention given to investing in the human capital that also existed in urban centers transformed by industry and innovation.  “There was a slash and burn policy,” according to Leiasa Beckham, Senior Real Estate Consultant at the… Read More
  • Anka Behavioral Health – Promoting OpportunityBy: admin | July 27, 2015
    Category: Affordable Housing Health Social Services
    For over 40 years, Anka Behavioral Health, Inc. has been working to provide people with behavioral and mental health problems with opportunities to thrive in their communities. Serving over 15,000 people annually across California and Michigan, Anka’s philosophy is rooted in treating the whole person by fully integrating care of both mind and body. With… Read More
  • Loan Helps Extend Impact of 2014 SF AIDS WalkBy: admin | July 27, 2015
    Category: Health Lending San Francisco
    Founded in 1985, Project Inform works to curtail the HIV and hepatitis C epidemics through the development of effective treatments; supporting individuals to make informed choices about their health; advocating for quality, affordable health care; and promoting medical strategies that prevent new infections. The organization was selected to host the AIDS Walk fundraiser in San… Read More
  • Other Avenues Natural Food Cooperative – Promoting Vibrant NeighborhoodsBy: admin | July 27, 2015
    Category: Healthy Foods Lending San Francisco
    Other Avenues Natural Food Cooperative, a cooperative grocery store located in San Francisco’s Sunset neighborhood, provides affordable, accessible, healthy, and sustainable food products. Since its opening in 1974, Other Avenues has been driven by the goal of supporting and promoting sustainable communities. It has been a fully worker-owned democratic cooperative since 1999, and its workers… Read More
  • First 5 Fresno County – Promoting Healthy FamiliesBy: admin | July 27, 2015
    Category: Central Valley Consulting Social Services Youth
    First 5 was created in 1998 by voters under Proposition 10, the California Children and Families Act, which added a 50 cent tax on all tobacco products to fund comprehensive programs that address the health and educational needs of children ages 0 to 5 and their families. First 5 works in each county to provide… Read More
  • Loan Announcement: Causa Justa: Just CauseBy: admin | July 22, 2015
    Category: Lending San Francisco
    Through a membership-driven model of community organizing, policy advocacy, civic engagement, and service provision, Causa Justa :: Just Cause (CJJC) seeks to build community leadership to achieve housing justice and immigrant rights for low-income San Francisco and Oakland residents. Community Vision provided a line of credit to CJJC to help it to maximize the impact of its operations at… Read More
  • Loan Announcement – Breathe CaliforniaBy: admin | July 22, 2015
    Category: Health Lending Social Services
    Based in Daly City, Breathe California, Golden Gate Public Health Partnership (Breathe CA) is dedicated to fighting lung disease and promoting public health in local communities. Recognizing that low-income communities are particularly impacted by environmental hazards, including toxic housing conditions and lack of access to health care, Breathe CA works to provide education to assist individuals in preventing and… Read More
  • Loan Announcement – Axis Community HealthBy: admin | July 22, 2015
    Category: Community Facilities Health Lending Social Services
    Axis Community Health, Inc., provides accessible and compassionate healthcare services to low-income and working- poor residents in the Tri-Valley area of Eastern Alameda County. Community Vision has provided a $1,997,500 loan to finance the acquisition of a +24,000 sq. ft. community facility in Pleasanton. The Project will double Axis’ capacity to serve its low-income client base, integrate its primary… Read More
  • Loan Announcement: Asian Pacific Islander Legal OutreachBy: admin | July 22, 2015
    Category: Lending San Francisco
    Founded in 1975, Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach (APILO) is a community-based social justice organization that serves the Asian and Pacific Islander communities of the Greater Bay Area. APILO’s work centers on issues of domestic violence, violence against women, immigration and immigrant rights, senior law and elder abuse, human trafficking, public benefits, and social justice issues. Community Vision provided… Read More
  • Loan Announcement: Anka Behavioral Health, IncBy: admin | July 22, 2015
    Category: Affordable Housing Health Lending Social Services
    Since 1973, Anka Behavioral Health, Inc. (“Anka”) has been providing an array of support services to clients of all ages who have serious and persistent mental illness. In 2011, Anka was awarded a $1.75 million Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) award from the California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA), which is being used to purchase and renovate up to six… Read More