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  • The California FreshWorks’ Social and Economic Impacts 2018-2020 report, authored by Pacific Community Ventures, examines the development and implementation of California FreshWorks from 2018 through 2020. California FreshWorks’ Social & Economic Impacts ReportBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | September 23, 2021 The California FreshWorks’ Social and Economic Impacts 2018-2020 report, authored by Pacific Community Ventures, examines the development and implementation of California FreshWorks from 2018 through 2020. As administrators of FreshWorks, Community Vision took a community-centered approach to healthy food financing by listening to the ideas and solutions of local leaders who are working for an… Read More
  • Sabrina R. Kelley joins Community Vision as Vice President of External Relations Welcome Sabrina R. Kelley, Community Vision’s VP of External RelationsBy: Luba Yusim, Senior Communications Officer | September 22, 2021 We are excited to welcome Sabrina R. Kelley as Community Vision’s Vice President of External Relations. In this newly created role, Sabrina will be the first member of our leadership team to be based out of Fresno and will lead our resource development, external relations, and impact measurement work. Read More
  • Learn about social impact investing with Community Vision and Loring, Wolcott & Coolidge Investor Spotlight: Loring, Wolcott & Coolidge’s Sustainability GroupBy: Community Vision | August 25, 2021 This Investor Spotlight features Community Vision investor, The Sustainability Group at Loring, Wolcott & Coolidge. Our Q&A with Eli Dalven, Impact Investing Associate at Loring, Wolcott & Coolidge highlights why the Boston-based firm is a longtime investor in CDFIs, their decision to invest in Community Vision, advice they have for other impact investors, and more. Read More
  • Leading a Growing Vision: a Message from the PresidentBy: Catherine Howard, President | August 23, 2021 In this blog, Community Vision's President, Catherine Howard, talks about our community-centered approach to building a reparative economy and how we are laying the groundwork for our next chapter. Read More
  • Community Vision provided a Black Liberation Grant to support the Black Liberation Walking Tour Black Spaces Matter: Belonging & Honoring HistoryBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | August 20, 2021 The Black Liberation Walking Tour launched on Juneteenth with an in-person tour of historic sites in the Hoover-Durant neighborhood. The tour can also be found online, which includes photos, stories, and self-guided maps. Read More
  • Community Vision provides nonprofits with support with capital campaign financing Capital Campaign Fundraising: Community-based Strategies for Creative Place-keepingBy: Community Vision | August 19, 2021 Throughout California the widening wealth gap, changing neighborhoods, and a growing unhoused community are daily reminders of ongoing displacement and economic instability for many. With the cost of living considered among the highest in the nation, California’s exorbitant housing and rental costs have reshaped communities, contributing to the permanent displacement of many individuals and families,… Read More
  • Community Vision Awarded $1.82 Million from U.S. Treasury’s CDFI Rapid Response ProgramBy: Community Vision | June 17, 2021 Community Vision is honored and grateful to have been selected for a CDFI RRP award by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. We received the maximum award amount of $1.82 million, which will be used as lending capital for historically disinvested communities in Northern and Central California. Read More
  • community vision reparative land fee native indigenous projects Introducing Community Vision’s Reparative Land Fee ProgramBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | June 9, 2021 As a collaborative partner for social and economic justice, Community Vision centers communities on the margins of opportunity by supporting their visions and the work of local leaders. Over the last few years, several movements and pivotal events inspired us to take a self-reflective look at how we advance our mission and the role capital… Read More
  • california nonprofit real estate land trust Cultivating Community-Owned Assets: CalCOREBy: Luba Yusim, Senior Communications Officer | June 9, 2021 Community Vision is thrilled to announce the launch of the California Community-Owned Real Estate (CalCORE) Program. Founded in partnership with Genesis LA, a Los Angeles-based CDFI, CalCORE supports increasing community-controlled and mission-driven real estate for Black communities, Indigenous communities, and communities of color across California. Both CDFIs bring extensive experience providing financing and advice for… Read More
  • Community Vision Announces Catherine Howard as New PresidentBy: Community Vision | May 3, 2021 Today, the Board of Directors of Community Vision announced the selection of current Senior Vice President of Programs, Catherine Howard, to be the organization’s next President. Howard, who started her career with Community Vision as an intern in 1997, will officially assume the position on May 10, 2021. She was selected after an exhaustive national… Read More