Consulting and Training Clients – Jan. 2013

The following organizations are currently receiving financial and/or real estate assessments to help them understand their financial position and plan for the future: The Luggage Store Gallery – Founded in 1987, The Luggage Store is a nonprofit artist run multidisciplinary arts organization. KidZone Museum – A children’s museum in Truckee, California whose mission is to…

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Community Vision’s Second Annual Communities Facilities Challenge

Community Vision’s Community Facilities Challenge Kick-off in the Fresno Bee! To see last year’s winner of Community Vision’s Community Facilities Challenge, click here! The Community Vision is proud to announce our second Annual Community Facilities Challenge, which will launch January 23.  The Community Facilities Challenge is an exciting partnership with California State University, Fresno that…

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New Market Tax Credit Program Extended to 2013

This morning President Obama signed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 which included an extension of the New Markets Tax Credit Program for 2012 and 2013. The tax credit allocation authority is $3.5 billion for each year. The CDFI Fund is currently reviewing applications received under the 2012 round and plans to announce the…

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Fixing the Future Screening Enlightens the Local Community

Community Vision held our final 25-year anniversary celebration Thursday, December 6th at the Brava Theater with the exclusive screening of Fixing the Future. The movie features David Brancaccio of public radio’s Marketplace and NOW on PBS, as he visits people and organizations across America that are attempting a revolution: the reinvention of the American economy. The…

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Consulting and Training Clients – Dec. 2012

The following organizations are currently receiving financial and/or real estate assessments to help them understand their financial position and plan for the future: KidZone Museum – A children’s museum in Truckee, California whose mission is to inspire learning through creative play and discovery. St. Anthony’s – Whose mission is to feed, heal, shelter, clothe, lift…

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Community Vision Named Major Player in San Francisco Magazine’s Power Issue

San Francisco Magazine’s current “Power Issue” focuses on the major players in the city that are shaping the future landscape of San Francisco. Community Vision is proud to announce that our Director of Real Estate, Joshua Simon, and Real Estate Consultant, Leiasa Beckham, were included in the  “63 most influential impresarios, mentors, fundraisers and visionaries”…

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“As You Sow” Reaps Justice for Low-income Communities

As You Sow (AYS) is a nonprofit that promotes environmental justice and social corporate responsibility through shareholder advocacy and coalition building. Working through shareholder interests to reduce toxic chemicals in specific consumer products, the organization increases environmental sustainability in the Bay Area’s low-income neighborhoods and the consumer products they use. Low-income communities historically are the…

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Consulting and Training Clients – Nov. 2012

The following organizations are currently receiving financial and/or real estate assessments to help them understand their financial position and plan for the future: The Mental Health Association of San Francisco – Provides leadership in mental health education, advocacy, research and service for the diverse communities of San Francisco. Sacramento Native American Health Center, Inc. –…

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A Day as a Homeless Person Can Change Your Life

Recently I attended a “Poverty Simulation” program sponsored by Leadership San Jose.  I am a graduate of the San Jose Leadership program, and served as President of the Alumni Association. The poverty simulation was hosted by a homeless shelter in Santa Clara County. Before immersing ourselves in the simulation, we toured the homeless shelter to…

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Placerville Food Co-op Strengthens Their Community and Economy

Placerville Natural Food Co-op (PNFC) is a member owned food cooperative that provides local, organic food through its natural foods store based in Placerville. Previously known as Noah’s Ark, a natural foods store since 1994, it was purchased by the cooperative in October 2011, whose members include the store’s former manager. PNFC facilitates a hub…

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Community Vision Presence Felt at OFN’s Annual Conference

Four Community Vision staffers just returned from San Antonio, where they participated in the annual conference of the Opportunity Finance Network, the 200-member national association of CDFIs. Over a thousand people from CDFIs, religious, bank and foundation investors, government agencies, and community development leaders from across the country attended the conference. Community Vision was an…

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Community Vision’s Wine Social Brings Our Mission to the Masses

Community Vision’s first Young Professional’s Wine Social was met with interest and enthusiasm, attracting an eclectic group of professionals from various occupations. The event was held Wednesday October 10 at the SF Hub, a for-profit social enterprise with a mission to build community, spur innovation and collaboration, and create social impact. Located in the historic…

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