US Supreme Court Overturns Liberty and Bodily Autonomy

By: Community Vision | Jun 24, 2022

Today, the United States Supreme Court took the dreaded step to overrule Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey with its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health. The reality is that we now have free states and non-free states when it comes to bodily autonomy. Such an action runs counter to advancing dignity, equal justice and self-determination. Cornerstone values that generations have sought to achieve.

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Community Vision and Genesis LA Convene 27 Groups to Address Capital and Capacity Barriers Faced by Community-Based & BIPOC-led Developers

By: Jason Riggs, Communications Director | Jun 23, 2022

Twenty-seven groups from across California convened in Fresno last week to advance locally-owned & controlled real estate, created by developers of color rooted in local communities across the state.
The convening was part of California Community-Owned Real Estate program (CalCORE), a five-year state-wide initiative led by Community Vision and Genesis LA. CalCORE’s mission is to address barriers to capital and capacity building that many community-based developers and developers of color face.

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Juneteenth Commemoration Calls Us to Action

By: Community Vision | Jun 19, 2022

Across the country and around the world families, friends and communities are joining together to commemorate and celebrate Juneteenth, Freedom Day.As much as it is a day of celebration, it is also a reminder that racial trauma and harm continues. It is a day that calls on us to continually commit to centering Black communities and ask ourselves what more we can do.

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Investor Spotlight: Laura Oldanie

By: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | Jun 02, 2022

This Investor Spotlight features Laura Oldanie, a green living and money coach, who provides guidance to individuals on how to cultivate true wealth and financial resilience in uncertain times. Laura became an investor in 2021 after learning of Community Vision by researching options for non-accredited investors, such as herself.

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Aedan Koji Kitchen- A space for nourishing food and community

By: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | Jun 02, 2022

Mariko Grady is the founder and owner of Aedan Koji Kitchen, which specializes in handcrafted fresh koji, an enzyme-rich ingredient that is the starter for food products like miso and amazake. In 2011, Mariko began selling her miso to raise funds for people who were impacted by the tsunami in Japan. The growing popularity of…

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VP of Finance

Welcome Wil O. Mendoza, Community Vision’s VP of Finance

By: Community Vision | May 27, 2022

Community Vision is excited to welcome Wil O. Mendoza as our Vice President of Finance. Wil is an accomplished professional with over twenty-seven years of experience in the financial services industry with extensive professional experience in finance including areas such as commercial, surety, and consumer underwriting, client portfolio management, supervising & training personnel, and sales & acquiring relationships.  

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Announcing CalCORE’s Second Cohort of Small & Emergent Developers

By: Community Vision | May 26, 2022

This second cohort focuses on acquiring and operating commercial real estate, including retail, nonprofit, light industrial, and mixed-use spaces. Over the next year, each participating organization will receive virtual and in-person learning sessions, one-on-one technical assistance, a stipend for their time, and network building opportunities with real estate service providers.

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Back in Business Small Business Grant Awards

Back in Business Grant Program Awards $200,000 to 11 Small Businesses

By: Community Vision | May 09, 2022

Community Vision Capital & Consulting is excited to share that the Back in Business program awarded a total of $200,000 in COVID-recovery grants. The grants range from $6,000 – $20,000 and were awarded to 11 small businesses in Fresno, San Francisco and Solano Counties. As part of a small business development strategy to provide catalytic…

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NSI Announcement

Mayor London Breed Announces $3.3 Million in Funding to Support Community Nonprofit Organizations

By: Community Vision | Mar 25, 2022

San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed, the Office of Economic Workforce Development, Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development, San Francisco Arts Commission, and Community Vision Capital & Consulting today announced $3.3 million in awards for nonprofit space acquisition and lease stabilization. The San Francisco Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative (NSI) provides funding to community organizations, including neighborhood arts and cultural institutions, to protect and expand critical services for residents. 

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Board Member Announcement

Community Vision Welcomes Nikki Beasley to our Board of Directors

By: Community Vision | Mar 07, 2022

Join us in welcoming Nikki Beasley to Community Vision’s Board of Directors. Nikki officially joined as a board member in February, and will serve on the Lending Committee. She brings more than 25 years of professional experience in retail banking, insurance, investment, and business development.

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organizational announcement

Community Welcomes Chris Nickles, Interim CFO

By: Community Vision | Mar 07, 2022

This week Community Vision welcomes Chris Nickles as the interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Chris joins us from vcfo, a financial and HR consulting firm, where she works as a Consulting CFO and supports organizations with strategic financial objectives and operational performance. Chris brings more than 15 years of experience as a CFO and Accountant to our executive management team.

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SOMA Cultural Anchor Fund

SOMA Cultural Anchor Fund Awards $540,000 in Capital Grants

By: Community Vision | Jan 24, 2022

Community Vision Capital & Consulting is excited to announce that the SOMA Cultural Anchor Fund awarded a total of $540,000 in capital grants to Kulintang Arts Inc (KULARTS) and Bindlestiff Studio. These awards are supported by the San Francisco Arts Commission and administered by Community Vision. A Facilities, Arts and Communities Experts (FACE) panel assisted with reviewing applications and making funding recommendations. The FACE panelists are local leaders in arts, culture, and community development who bring unique industry perspectives and experiences.

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