San Francisco Nonprofits Secure Long-Term Leases With One Million in Funds

31 social & arts organizations to receive awards from the City San Francisco, CA —The Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD), the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development, and the San Francisco Arts Commission with key partners today announced grants of over $1 million to support 31 social service, child care and arts…

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Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf Announces Major $1.7M Philanthropic Investment to Help Create Safe & Affordable Space for Oakland’s Arts Community

Cross-posted from Oakland’s Office of the Mayor A group of public and private partners team up to create long-term, sustainable solutions to creating affordable, safe spaces for artists and arts organizations. Oakland, CA – Today, Mayor Libby Schaaf announced $1.7 million in philanthropic funds to support sustainable, long-term solutions to creating affordable, safe spaces for…

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Blog: We stand in solidarity – a message from the President

Like many of you, we at Community Vision have been profoundly affected by the results of the recent national elections. As our organization’s spokesperson, it is typically my task to share our thoughts with our clients, investors, and industry colleagues when something truly significant occurs in the world. Without a doubt, this is one of…

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Community Foods Market Breaks Ground in West Oakland

Community Vision staff at Community Foods Market Ground Blessing ceremony on April 21, 2018 West Oakland’s growing and changing community is comprised predominantly of low-income Latino and African American residents with little access to nearby food retail. This forces residents to collectively spend more than $58 million annually on groceries outside of their own community.…

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Long awaited Vallarta Supermaket opens doors in Fresno

The long awaited Vallarta Supermarket opened its doors in Fresno on November 9, 2016. Located in a predominantly Latino community where the closest supermarket is nearly two miles away, the area is considered one of California’s food deserts. This store fills a glaring need for access to fresh, culturally appropriate food featuring a tortilleria, panaderia,…

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Q&A with Esperanza Pallana, the New Member of Community Vision’s Strategic Initiatives Team

Our Strategic Initiatives team supports Community Vision in developing and supporting community development initiatives that increase our impact and support the low-income communities we serve.  In August 2016 we welcomed Esperanza Pallana, who supports our efforts in increasing access to healthy foods throughout California.  Esperanza comes to Community Vision with over 15 years in food systems, environmental…

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Clovis Culinary Center Opening in Late 2016 to Support Food Entrepreneurship

Despite being in the country’s most productive agricultural region, communities in the San Joaquin Valley experience very high rates of poverty and unemployment and too often lack access to healthy foods. Though small-scale food entrepreneurship is rare in the area, those who are trying to start or expand a business face difficulty in complying with…

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