• 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
  • 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
  • Ross Culverwell Community Vision’s Ross Culverwell Promoted to Chief Lending Officer February 24, 2016 We are proud to announce that Ross Culverwell has been promoted to Chief Lending Officer. Ross Joined Community Vision ten years ago, and was promoted to Director of Lending in 2012. He has led our core lending program while also creating and managing a variety of special financing products, including our Community Catalyst Predevelopment Program.… Read More
  • Nonprofit Displacement Mitigation Program San Francisco Announces $1.2 million in Grant Awards As Part of the City’s Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative December 30, 2015 Twenty nonprofits are awarded funds to maintain and enhance unparalleled services for San Francisco residents. San Francisco, December 30, 2015 —Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development, the Arts Commission, and the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) with key partners today announced grants of $1.2 million that will help 20 social service and arts… Read More
  • Oakland Community Park plans ahead with support of Community Catalyst Predevelopment Funds December 16, 2015 Nestled in the heart of Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood, the six-acre Peralta Hacienda Historical Park provides youth and families with a space to connect, build community, and celebrate their heritage. The park, once the headquarters of a 45,000-acre cattle ranch of the Peralta family, contains a historic house museum, a multipurpose activity center, community gardens, outdoor… Read More
  • Rumrill Sports Park Grand Opening! September 10, 2015 This week Community Vision joined the City of San Pablo and the San Pablo Economic Development Corporation (EDC) in the grand opening of the Rumrill Sports Park! The City of San Pablo, one of the poorest communities in Contra Costa County, experiences high levels of youth obesity and violence. As physical fitness outlets and opportunities… Read More
  • Healthy Foods: Increasing Expertise through Partnership and Collaboration September 2, 2015 Cross-posted from the Healthy Food Access Portal Despite being nestled amid the country’s most lucrative agricultural sector, California’s Central Valley and Central Coast experience high rates of poverty, unemployment, and homelessness. This area, one of the country’s richest, generating nearly $5.3 billion in revenue from agriculture, paradoxically contains some of its poorest counties. Over the… Read More
  • Anka Behavioral Health – Promoting Opportunity July 27, 2015 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 Walk July 27, 2015 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