• Ruby Harris & Nate Schaffran Promoted to Co-Directors of Lending; Esperanza Pallana Promoted to Director of Strategic InitiativesBy: Community Vision | February 26, 2020
    Category: Community Vision Updates
    Community Vision is pleased to announce that Ruby Harris and Nate Schaffran have been promoted to Co-Directors of Lending and Esperanza Pallana has been promoted to Director of Strategic Initiatives. Read More
  • For the Culture Market: Building Up Black Women EntrepreneursBy: Courtney Gonzales | January 24, 2020
    Category: Economic Development
    Just BE and The Runway Project co-hosted the 4th annual For the Culture: Black Women’s Holiday Market at Impact Hub Oakland over two of the biggest holiday shopping days, Oakland’s Plaid Friday and Small Business Saturday. Read More
  • Vision View: Where One’s Vision is Without LimitsBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | January 24, 2020
    Category: Central Valley
    When Community Vision began working in the Central Valley in 2008, a top priority was to authentically show up for Valley communities and build reciprocal relationships based in trust and mutual respect. Part of this work included workshops and technical assistance provided by our Consulting team; some of which we offered pro-bono in response to… Read More
  • Update on the Fresno DRIVE InitiativeBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | January 24, 2020
    Category: Central Valley
    The 9th annual California Economic Summit took place in November, and was hosted in Fresno for the first time. Ahead of the Summit, Governor Gavin Newsom issued a challenge: What would it take to fundamentally transform the Greater Fresno Region by 2030 and create opportunities for all residents to achieve real economic mobility by fostering… Read More
  • Cultivating Change for an Inclusive EconomyBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | November 25, 2019
    Category: Economic Development
    The Community Capital Conference, better known as COCAP, took place this year at Impact Hub Oakland and the Intersection for the Arts, both community-based coworking facilities. Read More
  • Community Vision Receives $2.2 million Award from CDFI FundBy: Luba Yusim, Senior Communications Officer | November 21, 2019
    Category: Community Vision Updates
    Community Vision is excited to announce that we were awarded a total of $2.2 million from the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund.The CDFI Fund, a program of the U.S. Treasury, announced awardees of its 2019 CDFI Fund Financial Assistance (FA) and Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) awards. Community Vision received a $714,000 FA award… Read More
  • karen sullivan & saul ettlin Karen Sullivan & Saul Ettlin Promoted to Co-Directors of ConsultingBy: Luba Yusim, Senior Communications Officer | November 11, 2019
    Category: Community Vision Updates Consulting
    Community Vision is thrilled to announce that Karen Sullivan and Saul Ettlin have been promoted to Co-Directors of Consulting. Together, they will lead Community Vision’s Consulting department through a shared leadership model, which leverages the diverse skill sets of the two leaders. Read More
  • Ask a Community Vision Consultant: Fall EditionBy: Ernesto Vilchis, Real Estate Consultant | November 5, 2019
    Category: Community Vision Updates Consulting
    We launched a new feature last month called Ask a Community Vision Consultant and we are so pleased to have heard from so many of you. Read More
  • Supporting Communities: SpacesforGood.orgBy: Saul Ettlin, Director of Consulting | November 5, 2019
    Category: Community Vision Updates Consulting
    At Community Vision we have worked with hundreds of nonprofits around the Bay Area and across California to solve real estate questions and find space solutions that best allow organizations to meet their missions. Through these partnerships, we have seen that there is a dearth of readily accessible commercial real estate information available to nonprofit… Read More
  • Our Strategic Direction: Where We’re HeadedBy: Esperanza Pallana, Director of Strategic Initiatives | October 25, 2019
    Category: Community Vision Updates
    As a local, collaborative partner in social justice and financial equity, Community Vision prides itself on being responsive to our community’s needs. Over the last few years, several movements and events inspired us to take a deeper and self reflective look at how we were advancing our mission. We sought to understand the root causes… Read More