• Community Vision Welcomes New StaffBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | May 20, 2020
    Category: Community Vision Updates
    We are thrilled to welcome three new staff members to the Community Vision family. These individuals bring exceptional talent, diverse experiences, and a commitment to their communities. Welcome Mark, Jorge, and Maria! Read More
  • COVID-19 Rapid Response for Bay Area & Central Valley NonprofitsBy: Saul Ettlin, Director of Consulting | April 21, 2020
    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
  • Ask a Community Vision Consultant: Spring 2020 EditionBy: Risa (Blumlein) Keeper, Consulting Manager | April 21, 2020
    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
  • COVID-19 ResourcesBy: Community Vision | March 30, 2020
    Category: Community Vision Updates
    As a local, collaborative partner, all of us at Community Vision are committed to ensuring that our staff, clients, investors, and partners remain healthy, safe, and that our business continues to run smoothly. Our staff remain dedicated to helping support your work while we all navigate the impacts of COVID-19. As things continue to change,… Read More
  • Community Vision Staff Working Remotely in Response to CoronavirusBy: Luba Yusim, Senior Communications Officer | March 9, 2020
    Category: Community Vision Updates
    Over the past few weeks, there has been a lot of news shared about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its spread across communities all over the world. We continue to closely monitor developments related to its potential impacts on our communities. As a local, collaborative partner, all of us at Community Vision are committed to ensuring… Read More
  • california freshworks Key Findings from California FreshWorks’ First Program EvaluationBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | March 6, 2020
    Category: Healthy Foods
    Community Vision administers the California FreshWorks program, a statewide network of CDFI lenders that provide financing to food enterprises that invest in an equitable food system and increase access to affordable, healthy, culturally-appropriate food in underserved communities. We approach food access not only as a health issue, but also a community development and equity issue. Read More
  • Community Vision Welcomes New Staff & BoardBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | March 5, 2020
    Category: Community Vision Updates
    We are excited to welcome six new staff and Board Members to the Community Vision family. These individuals join the organization with exceptional professional backgrounds, a diverse range of experiences, and a commitment to serving their communities. Read More
  • 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