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  • Community Vision announces $714,000 in post covid reopening grants for san francisco arts nonprofits $714,000 in Post-COVID Reopening Grants Awarded to 69 San Francisco Arts NonprofitsBy: Luba Yusim, Senior Communications Officer | November 17, 2021 We are pleased to announce $714,000 was awarded to San Francisco art and culture nonprofits for post-COVID physical and virtual reopening. These awards, part of the San Francisco Arts Reopening Fund, support organizations that practice and perform artistic and cultural forms of creative activity, expression, preservation, and community wellness, and are reflective of the communities… Read More
  • EOYDC Building New Markets Tax Credits: Investing in Community Real EstateBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | November 15, 2021 Community Vision’s partnership with EOYDC began in 2012 when the organization was approaching their 35th Anniversary and developing a master plan that included renovation and a 6,000 square-foot expansion of their headquarters. Read More
  • Elizabeth Boardman Investor Spotlight: Elizabeth BoardmanBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | November 9, 2021 Financial gain isn’t the motivation behind investment for Elizabeth, but rather, it is the belief that humans can and should support the well-being of each other and of the Earth. Her approach to investment is also rooted in her pacifist values as a Quaker. Acting on those values Elizabeth advocates for utilizing capital for the… Read More
  • 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