Aedan Koji Kitchen- A space for nourishing food and community

Mariko Grady is the founder and owner of Aedan Koji Kitchen, which specializes in handcrafted fresh koji, an enzyme-rich ingredient that is the starter for food products like miso and amazake. In 2011, Mariko began selling her miso to raise funds for people who were impacted by the tsunami in Japan. The growing popularity of…

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VP of Finance

Welcome Wil O. Mendoza, Community Vision’s VP of Finance

Community Vision is excited to welcome Wil O. Mendoza as our Vice President of Finance. Wil is an accomplished professional with over twenty-seven years of experience in the financial services industry with extensive professional experience in finance including areas such as commercial, surety, and consumer underwriting, client portfolio management, supervising & training personnel, and sales & acquiring relationships.  

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Announcing CalCORE’s Second Cohort of Small & Emergent Developers

This second cohort focuses on acquiring and operating commercial real estate, including retail, nonprofit, light industrial, and mixed-use spaces. Over the next year, each participating organization will receive virtual and in-person learning sessions, one-on-one technical assistance, a stipend for their time, and network building opportunities with real estate service providers.

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Back in Business Small Business Grant Awards

Back in Business Grant Program Awards $200,000 to 11 Small Businesses

Community Vision Capital & Consulting is excited to share that the Back in Business program awarded a total of $200,000 in COVID-recovery grants. The grants range from $6,000 – $20,000 and were awarded to 11 small businesses in Fresno, San Francisco and Solano Counties. As part of a small business development strategy to provide catalytic…

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Mayor London Breed Announces $3.3 Million in Funding to Support Community Nonprofit Organizations

San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed, the Office of Economic Workforce Development, Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development, San Francisco Arts Commission, and Community Vision Capital & Consulting today announced $3.3 million in awards for nonprofit space acquisition and lease stabilization. The San Francisco Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative (NSI) provides funding to community organizations, including neighborhood arts and cultural institutions, to protect and expand critical services for residents. 

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Board Member Announcement

Community Vision Welcomes Nikki Beasley to our Board of Directors

Join us in welcoming Nikki Beasley to Community Vision’s Board of Directors. Nikki officially joined as a board member in February, and will serve on the Lending Committee. She brings more than 25 years of professional experience in retail banking, insurance, investment, and business development.

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organizational announcement

Community Welcomes Chris Nickles, Interim CFO

This week Community Vision welcomes Chris Nickles as the interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Chris joins us from vcfo, a financial and HR consulting firm, where she works as a Consulting CFO and supports organizations with strategic financial objectives and operational performance. Chris brings more than 15 years of experience as a CFO and Accountant to our executive management team.

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SOMA Cultural Anchor Fund

SOMA Cultural Anchor Fund Awards $540,000 in Capital Grants

Community Vision Capital & Consulting is excited to announce that the SOMA Cultural Anchor Fund awarded a total of $540,000 in capital grants to Kulintang Arts Inc (KULARTS) and Bindlestiff Studio. These awards are supported by the San Francisco Arts Commission and administered by Community Vision. A Facilities, Arts and Communities Experts (FACE) panel assisted with reviewing applications and making funding recommendations. The FACE panelists are local leaders in arts, culture, and community development who bring unique industry perspectives and experiences.

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Community Vision announces $3 Million Awarded to Support BIPOC-led Real Estate Acquisition

$3 Million Awarded to Support BIPOC-led Real Estate Acquisition

We are thrilled to announce $3 million in real estate acquisition grants to five community-based performing arts groups. These awards are funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and administered by Community Vision, with the intention of stabilizing and advancing performing arts throughout the Bay Area, especially in historically disinvested communities.

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Welcome Jonathan Taylor, Community Vision’s VP of Capital Solutions

We’re excited to welcome Jonathan Taylor to Community Vision as the Vice President of Capital Solutions. In this newly created position, Jonathan leads our recently re-envisioned Lending Department, which is now Capital Solutions. This department utilizes a restorative approach that intentionally directs capital to enterprises and projects that increase local wealth creation and power building in historically disinvested communities of color.

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Community Vision Receives $1.125 Million Award from the CDFI Fund

Community Vision is excited to announce that we were awarded a total of $1.125 million from the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund. The CDFI Fund, a program of the U.S. Treasury, awarded 265 CDFIs $180.3 million in Financial Assistance and Technical assistance grants and loans. Community Vision’s award includes $525,000 for Financial Assistance, $100,000 for Persistent Poverty Counties, and $500,000 for Disability Funds.

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