July 22, 2015
As You Sow (AYS) is a nonprofit that promotes environmental justice and social corporate responsibility through shareholder advocacy and coalition building. Working through shareholder interests to reduce toxic chemicals in specific consumer products, the organization increases environmental sustainability in the Bay Area’s low-income neighborhoods and the consumer products they use. Low-income communities historically are the most impacted by toxics and pollutants, yet usually lack the financial or legal resources to rectify the conditions. Community Vision provided AYS with a $100,000 line of credit to manage cash flow during foundation reimbursement cycles, allowing the organization to operate without interruption.