Real world impacts of budget cuts on poverty

by Mary A. Rogier, Community Vision’s President.  I’ve been thinking a lot about poverty lately. That is probably not surprising, as we recently have been launching some new activities to combat hunger and food inequity, especially in parts of our Central Valley service region where people suffer greatly from lack of access to food.  We’ve…

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Community Vision’s lending team supports affordable housing development in Oakland and Fremont

For nearly thirty years, Abode Services has been providing emergency and permanent housing in Alameda, Santa Clara, San Mateo, and Santa Cruz counties. The organization secures permanent homes for homeless individuals and families. Serving nearly 5,000 clients annually, Abode Services works with landlords, manages governmental rental assistance programs, builds new housing stock, and provides case…

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2017 Fresno Community Facilities Challenge

2017 Fresno Community Facilities Challenge Awards Ceremony

This unique event brings together student teams from Fresno State University’s Lyles College of Engineering, Craig School of Business, and the Department of Art and Design to tackle real-world nonprofit facility challenges in their own community. This year, we have partnered with The Armenian Museum of Fresno (AMF) on a project to repurpose five homes…

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Community Vision Sponsoring March 2017 Rural Justice Summit

California’s Central Valley was transformed long ago into the nation’s most economically productive and intensive industrial agricultural region. Today, it produces more than half of the fruits, nuts, and vegetables consumed in America. While the Central Valley’s agricultural industry is critical to meeting US food need, it comes at a significant price to local residents.…

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Community Vision Consulting and Lending supports Restore Oakland, innovative economics and restorative justice hub in East Oakland

The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights (EBC) and Restaurants Opportunities Centers United (ROC United) have joined forces to develop and launch a replicable and innovative restorative economics and restorative justice hub in East Oakland. Restore Oakland was developed to address two broken systems negatively impacting low-income communities of color in America: the disproportionate rate…

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San Francisco Small Sites Program creates long-lasting impact

In 2014 Community Vision became a lender for the San Francisco Small Sites Program (SSP), an initiative of the City of San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD) which preserves housing for low-income San Francisco residents. The loan program provides acquisition and rehabilitation financing to developers that supports the purchase and renovation…

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Blog: Innovation and partnership stabilize nonprofits in a changing real estate market

By Joanne Lee, Community Vision’s Director of Consulting Services  This past December, we made the final grant awards for the San Francisco Nonprofit Displacement Mitigation Program (NPDM). More than $1 million was allocated to support 31 social service, childcare, and community arts nonprofits in San Francisco. These critical funds help stabilize community-based organizations who are at…

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Community Vision’s Fiscal Year 2016 Report

The current year marks a special anniversary for us: Community Vision’s 30th year. At Community Vision, we are proud of the impact we have achieved, especially through our partnerships with community-driven organizations. We also remain deeply committed to our mission of promoting economic justice and alleviating poverty in California communities. Community Vision’s 2016 fiscal year…

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