• Mayor Lee Announces Nonprofit Venture to Provide Permanent Homes for Arts Organizations November 13, 2013 Mayor Edwin M. Lee and District Six Supervisor Jane Kim joined newly formed nonprofit Community Arts Stabilization Trust (CAST) to announce the purchase of two arts building in the Central Market and the Tenderloin. The CAST purchase will allow the Luggage Store Gallery owners to maintain occupancy of their building and ultimately to assume full… Read More
  • Other Avenues Food Co-op Secures Their Place in the Community October 21, 2013 Other Avenues is a worker-owned food cooperative in San Francisco’s Outer Sunset district where only the workers are members.  Workers manage the business democratically by making business decisions using the consensus model. Other Avenue’s mission is to provide food and supplies for sustainable lifestyles, supporting organic and local farms, and serving as a model for workplace… Read More
  • The Historic Strand Theater’s Second A.C.T. September 26, 2013 Founded in 1965, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.), is a Tony Award-winning theater and training institution that nurtures the art of live theater through dynamic productions, intensive actor training, and an ongoing engagement with the community. A.C.T. provides young people and educators opportunities to experience the transformative potential of dramatic storytelling—developing creativity, critical thinking, and collaborative… Read More
  • Community Vision Gives San Francisco Jewish Film Festival Even More to Celebrate August 28, 2013 The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (SFJFF) goes beyond a once-a-year film festival, as the title of the organization would suggest. SFJFF is a year-round media arts organization that promotes awareness, appreciation and pride in the diversity of the Jewish people. Their programs are designed to create community and strengthen consciousness of Jewish identity, history… Read More
  • LGBT Affordable Senior Housing Focuses on the Community’s Special Needs July 24, 2013 Community Vision has closed a $4.46 Million loan on behalf of the Bay Area Transit Oriented Affordable Housing Fund (TOAH) to help finance San Francisco’s first and the country’s largest affordable housing specifically welcoming to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) seniors. Community Vision is one of six Community Development Finance Institutions (CDFIs) in the… Read More
  • Local Architect Brings Beauty to Central Market’s Arts Organizations July 24, 2013 “Architecture isn’t just about putting a roof over your head,” says Mark Jensen, founder and Principal of Jensen Architects. “It’s about craftsmanship; merging functionality with artistic expression.” After graduating from Cal-Poly with a degree in Architecture, Mark spent three and a half years studying and working in Florence Italy, where he learned to approach architecture… Read More
  • Community Vision Projects Gets Recognition and Awards July 10, 2013 Community Vision is proud to have supported two affordable housing projects featured in this month’s Affordable Housing Finance magazine; Habitat for Humanity’s Daly City project and Oakland’s Lower San Antonio neighborhood Clinton Commons. Habitat for Humanity’s 36-unit condominium in Daly City is recognized for its evolution of multifamily development that steps outside of the organization’s… Read More
  • Theatre Bay Area Becomes Latest Addition to San Francisco’s Central Market June 25, 2013 Theatre Bay Area is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving theatre, dance artists and companies throughout the Bay Area. Producing several major events each year, the organization administers several granting and educational programs to advance artists’ careers and craft in meaningful ways. The organization serves more than 300 member theatre companies and 2,900 individual members… Read More
  • Walnut Avenue Women’s Center: Empowering Women for Over 75 Years June 25, 2013 For over 75 years, the Walnut Avenue Women's Center (WAWC) has worked to improve the lives of women, children and families in Santa Cruz County. Many of the women who come to WAWC are from underserved populations due to poverty, early pregnancy, homelessness and/or domestic violence. The organization is women-centered, and seeks to put women’s… Read More
  • Center for New Music Ready to Work and Play June 4, 2013 The Center for New Music (CNM) is a community center for participants of new music in San Francisco. The Center serves the practitioners of creative, non-commercial music by providing the resources they need, including space to work, rehearse, and perform, and access to a like-minded community. Through these services, the Center seeks to support and… Read More