Community Vision Welcomes Luis A. Rodriguez to Board of Directors

By: Community Vision | May 23, 2023

Community Vision is thrilled to welcome Luis A. Rodriguez to our Board of Directors. Mr. Rodriguez is in private practice as an attorney and consultant working on legal and public policy issues within the areas of affordable housing, economic development, tax exempt organizations, climate change and racial equity and inclusion policy measures. He assists organizations who are dedicated to working with low income communities and communities of color.

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Investor Spotlight: Ilana Schatz and David Lingren

By: Community Vision | Apr 03, 2023

Ilana and David began investing with Community Vision—then still named the Northern California Community Loan Fund—in 2004. After several years of involvement as investors, Ilana stepped into a new role with Community Vision as a member of the Board of Directors in 2010, bringing 30 years of experience in community program development. 
During her eight-year tenure on the board, Ilana served on both the Development and Food Programs committees. As a passionate advocate for building more equitable food systems, Ilana helped guide and support Community Vision’s food-related investments and programs. 

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West Bay Pilipino Multi-Service Center: A Place to Call Home

By: Community Vision | Nov 12, 2022

Located in San Francisco’s Filipino Cultural Heritage District, West Bay Pilipino Multi-Service Center (West Bay) is the oldest Filipino-led organization in Northern California. The nonprofit has served San Francisco’s Filipino immigrant and Asian Pacific Islander communities in the South of Market (SoMa) neighborhood for more than 50 years.

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Investor Spotlight: Nicole Middleton Holloway

By: Community Vision | Sep 28, 2022

Investor Spotlight: Nicole Middleton Holloway, CFP Over the past 35 years, Community Vision has moved hundreds of millions of dollars into community-led organizations dedicated to the thriving of their neighborhoods. This has been possible in large part because of our diverse community of investors. For this Investor Spotlight, we are excited to feature Nicole Middleton…

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Bay Area Racial Equity Fund

By: Community Vision | Sep 13, 2022

In October 2020 American Nonprofits, Community Vision and Nonprofit Finance Fund joined forces to launch the Bay Area Racial Equity Fund (BayREF).

The aim was to support leadership and power building in BIPOC communities, who continue to be hit hardest by the pandemic, through reparative capital and strategic financial advising.

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Black Cultural Zone: Building Power and Partnerships in East Oakland

By: Community Vision | Sep 13, 2022

In 2014, the Eastside Arts Alliance along with local nonprofit partners formed the East Oakland Black Cultural Zone Collaborative (the Collaborative). The Collaborative grew out of a community-driven solution to the decades of disinvestment in East Oakland neighborhoods and the displacement of long-term residents and businesses.

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The Central Valley Empowerment Alliance (CVEA): Strengthening Central California’s Communities

By: Community Vision | Sep 12, 2022

The Central Valley Empowerment Alliance (CVEA) was established as a nonprofit in 2019 by Mari Perez-Ruiz, who grew up in Visalia among a migrant farmworker community. CVEA serves  residents who live in Kern, Tulare, Kings, Fresno, and Madera counties by promoting access to affordable housing, quality education, food, and health care, as well as creating civic engagement and leadership development opportunities. 

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US Supreme Court Overturns Liberty and Bodily Autonomy

By: Community Vision | Jun 24, 2022

Today, the United States Supreme Court took the dreaded step to overrule Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey with its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health. The reality is that we now have free states and non-free states when it comes to bodily autonomy. Such an action runs counter to advancing dignity, equal justice and self-determination. Cornerstone values that generations have sought to achieve.

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Community Vision and Genesis LA Convene 27 Groups to Address Capital and Capacity Barriers Faced by Community-Based & BIPOC-led Developers

By: Jason Riggs, Communications Director | Jun 23, 2022

Twenty-seven groups from across California convened in Fresno last week to advance locally-owned & controlled real estate, created by developers of color rooted in local communities across the state.
The convening was part of California Community-Owned Real Estate program (CalCORE), a five-year state-wide initiative led by Community Vision and Genesis LA. CalCORE’s mission is to address barriers to capital and capacity building that many community-based developers and developers of color face.

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Juneteenth Commemoration Calls Us to Action

By: Community Vision | Jun 19, 2022

Across the country and around the world families, friends and communities are joining together to commemorate and celebrate Juneteenth, Freedom Day.As much as it is a day of celebration, it is also a reminder that racial trauma and harm continues. It is a day that calls on us to continually commit to centering Black communities and ask ourselves what more we can do.

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Investor Spotlight: Laura Oldanie

By: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | Jun 02, 2022

This Investor Spotlight features Laura Oldanie, a green living and money coach, who provides guidance to individuals on how to cultivate true wealth and financial resilience in uncertain times. Laura became an investor in 2021 after learning of Community Vision by researching options for non-accredited investors, such as herself.

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