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  • Welcome Kshama Kanakoor & Camila Andrea MenaBy: Luba Yusim, Senior Communications Officer | January 27, 2021 We are thrilled to welcome Kshama Kanakoor and Camila Andrea Mena to our consulting team. These individuals join the organization with a commitment to their communities, a diverse range of experiences, and exceptional professional backgrounds. Join us in welcoming them to the Community Vision family! Read More
  • Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott Gifts Community Vision Transformative $10 Million GrantBy: Luba Yusim | December 18, 2020 There is an urgent need for investment in Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color, and this donation will be used to accelerate new program innovations that support our current priority focuses, including reparative economy, Black liberation, community ownership of land and assets, and more. Read More
  • Ask a Community Vision Consultant: Fall 2020 EditionBy: Amanda Bornstein, Real Estate Consultant | November 19, 2020 This month’s question: Given the pandemic, how can I safely offer my programs in outdoor spaces? Answer: Several of our clients are operating at limited capacity or in a different capacity than previously, due to health and safety parameters around COVID-19. The safety concerns and ensuring people’s well-being has prompted organizations to pivot operations and… Read More
  • Rooting Deeper with CommunityBy: Luba Yusim | November 16, 2020 We share this message amidst a confluence of events that have taken place this year: a global pandemic, a long-overdue demand for racial justice, wildfires across our home of California, and the recent election season that will bring in a new presidential leader for the United States. Read More
  • Idaima robles Welcome Idaima Robles, Senior Loan OfficerBy: Luba Yusim | November 16, 2020 We are thrilled to welcome Idaima Robles as Community Vision’s new Senior Loan Officer focused on small business lending. She brings more than a decade of experience in inclusive economic development, finance, and small business advising to her role. Read More
  • Q&A with Zakiya Harris, ArtsWeb’s Alameda County Business NavigatorBy: Community Vision | November 16, 2020 In 2020, Community Vision partnered with SVCreates and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation to develop ArtsWeb, a new online Bay Area arts hub. In Summer 2020, we welcomed Zakiya Harris to lead ArtsWeb’s business navigation across Alameda County. Zakiya, a cultural architect, brings more than two decades of experience working at the intersections of art, activism,… Read More
  • St. Mary’s Center: Investing in Our EldersBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | October 2, 2020 In 2006, St. Mary’s Center Village in West Oakland took shape, first through leasing and then purchasing two properties. In 2007, Community Vision provided a $580,500 acquisition loan for a third building, increasing St. Mary’s space to more than 3,000 square feet, allowing it to scale up its services to better serve the community. Read More
  • Investing in Black Liberation: An Update from Community VisionBy: Community Vision | August 18, 2020 On June 3rd, we released a statement expressing our support for Black lives and calling for urgent and bold change from our political leaders, the financial industry, and ourselves. In that statement, we committed ourselves to supporting policy change and to reimagine and refocus our work to more intentionally support the Black community. On June… Read More
  • Alondra Williams-Vasquez Welcome Alondra Williams-Vasquez, Community Vision’s New Fresno Regional ManagerBy: Community Vision | August 13, 2020 We are thrilled to welcome Alondra Williams-Vasquez as Community Vision’s new Fresno Regional Manager. She brings more than twenty years of experience in nonprofit business development, community outreach, strategic partnership cultivation, and urban planning to her role. Read More
  • S.F. Mayor London Breed Announces $3.1 Million in Grants for Nonprofit OrganizationsBy: Community Vision | August 12, 2020 Twelve organizations awarded funding to protect and expand opportunities for youth in affordable housing and the foster system; provide multilingual support to domestic violence survivors; introduce women, girls and gender nonconforming individuals to creative industry careers; and provide essential legal services. Crossposted. Previously released by the City of San Francisco on Friday, August 7, 2020. … Read More