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  • california freshworks Key Findings from California FreshWorks’ First Program Evaluation March 6, 2020 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 & Board March 5, 2020 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 Initiatives February 26, 2020 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 Entrepreneurs January 24, 2020 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 Limits January 24, 2020 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 Initiative January 24, 2020 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 Economy November 25, 2019 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 Fund November 21, 2019 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 Consulting November 11, 2019 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 Edition November 5, 2019 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