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  • 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
  • Recent Lending & Consulting ClientsBy: Luba Yusim | April 7, 2021 LENDING Baker Places Inc.- San Francisco $350,000 Line of Credit Baker Places is a transitional residential community of PRC. The line of credit helps to manage cash flow and bridge receivables from government contracts. Berkeley Food and Housing Project - Berkeley $225,000 Line of Credit Renewal Berkeley Food and Housing Project works to ease and end homelessness,… Read More
  • ArtsWeb Launches First Alameda County CohortBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | April 7, 2021 In 2018, Community Vision partnered with SVCreates and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation to develop the concept for ArtsWeb, a new online Bay Area arts hub. ArtsWeb is building a network of creative ecosystems based on trust and will provide navigation, facilitation and market-making support to unmapped creatives and business service providers in Alameda and Santa… Read More
  • Community Facilities Challenge Becomes an Integrated Part of California State University, FresnoBy: Community Vision | March 29, 2021 Community Vision is pleased to announce that beginning this year California State University, Fresno will lead the Community Facilities Challenge (CFC). Community Vision’s initial idea for a CFC was brought to Fresno State because of their rich history in service-learning. The first CFC launched in 2012. Since that time, Community Vision has been partnered with… Read More
  • Community Vision Stands in Solidarity and Condemns Anti-Asian Violence, Racism, and XenophobiaBy: Community Vision | March 19, 2021 We stand in solidarity and acknowledge the pain, shock, and grief being felt in Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities locally and across the country. We send love and care to the families and friends of those senselessly murdered in Atlanta earlier this week, as well as the family and friends of members of… Read More
  • The Food Future is Here Podcast SeriesBy: Community Vision | February 12, 2021 Community Vision’s six-part podcast series “The Food Future is Here” is a powerful take on how the California FreshWorks community is changing the food system. The series, hosted by Leticia Corona, a small business advisor, and Ome Quetzal Lopez, a social commentator, centralizes the voices of BIPOC-owned small businesses and community-centered food system advocates. Together… Read More
  • Community Vision’s 2020 Impact ReportBy: Esperanza Pallana, Director of Strategic Initiatives & Kelly Peterson, Impact Officer | February 12, 2021 Community Vision's Fiscal Year 2020 Impact Report is now live. This report provides insight into the 30+ year impact of our commitment to support community-based nonprofits and enterprises throughout California with financial capital and consulting services. We chose to highlight our 2020 activities through our regional commitments and two major strategic focus areas, land access… Read More
  • Supporting Small Business Ecosystems in FresnoBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | January 28, 2021 In 2018, we began working with Miram Martinez, Founder and Owner of La Jacka Mobile. One of her long-term goals was to acquire a facility to expand her market reach and provide long-term stability for her business. It often takes several years for a small business to build up its capacity to purchase or lease a… Read More