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Capital Campaign Fundraising: Community-based Strategies for Creative Place-keeping

Throughout California the widening wealth gap, changing neighborhoods, and a growing unhoused community are daily reminders of ongoing displacement and economic instability for many. With the cost of living considered among the highest in the nation, California’s exorbitant housing and rental costs have reshaped communities, contributing to the permanent displacement of many individuals and families, and have placed serious strains on others who struggle to maintain space throughout the state’s rapidly gentrifying cities. Facing similar threats to their long-term survival, community-based social service and arts organizations are turning to community-centered strategies and using capital campaign fundraising to challenge displacement and create opportunities for long-term, non-extractive place-keeping.

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Introducing Community Vision’s Reparative Land Fee Program

As a collaborative partner for social and economic justice, Community Vision centers communities on the margins of opportunity by supporting their visions and the work of local leaders. Over the last few years, several movements and pivotal events inspired us to take a self-reflective look at how we advance our mission and the role capital…

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Cultivating Community-Owned Assets: CalCORE

Community Vision is thrilled to announce the launch of the California Community-Owned Real Estate (CalCORE) Program. Founded in partnership with Genesis LA, a Los Angeles-based CDFI, CalCORE supports increasing community-controlled and mission-driven real estate for Black communities, Indigenous communities, and communities of color across California. Both CDFIs bring extensive experience providing financing and advice for…

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Community Vision Announces Catherine Howard as New President

Today, the Board of Directors of Community Vision announced the selection of current Senior Vice President of Programs, Catherine Howard, to be the organization’s next President. Howard, who started her career with Community Vision as an intern in 1997, will officially assume the position on May 10, 2021. She was selected after an exhaustive national search led by The 360 Group and under the leadership of a search committee composed of key board members and staff representatives.

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Recent Lending & Consulting Clients

LENDING Baker Places Inc.– San Francisco $350,000 Line of Credit Baker Places is a transitional residential community of PRC. The line of credit helps to manage cash flow and bridge receivables from government contracts. Berkeley Food and Housing Project – Berkeley $225,000 Line of Credit Renewal Berkeley Food and Housing Project works to ease and end homelessness,…

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ArtsWeb Launches First Alameda County Cohort

In 2018, Community Vision partnered with SVCreates and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation to develop the concept for ArtsWeb, a new online Bay Area arts hub. ArtsWeb is building a network of creative ecosystems based on trust and will provide navigation, facilitation and market-making support to unmapped creatives and business service providers in Alameda and Santa Clara Counties during its multi-year pilot, through December 2022.

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The Food Future is Here Podcast Series

Community Vision’s six-part podcast series “The Food Future is Here” is a powerful take on how the California FreshWorks community is changing the food system. The series, hosted by Leticia Corona, a small business advisor, and Ome Quetzal Lopez, a social commentator, centralizes the voices of BIPOC-owned small businesses and community-centered food system advocates. Together…

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Community Vision’s 2020 Impact Report

Community Vision’s Fiscal Year 2020 Impact Report is now live. This report provides insight into the 30+ year impact of our commitment to support community-based nonprofits and enterprises throughout California with financial capital and consulting services. We chose to highlight our 2020 activities through our regional commitments and two major strategic focus areas, land access…

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