Community Vision's staff and team updates

Community Vision Welcomes New Team Members & Staff Updates

We are thrilled to welcome five new staff to Community Vision. These individuals bring exceptional talent, a diverse range of experiences, and a commitment to serving their communities. Welcome to the team, Sola Ajimatanrareje, Paul Dong, Sabrina R. Kelley, Stella Moore, Karnit Mouchly, and Marla Victorio! We are also excited to announce that Maria Rosado, formerly Community Vision’s Director of Lending Operations, has been promoted to Vice President of Internal Relations.

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Community Vision announces $714,000 in post covid reopening grants for san francisco arts nonprofits

$714,000 in Post-COVID Reopening Grants Awarded to 69 San Francisco Arts Nonprofits

We are pleased to announce $714,000 was awarded to San Francisco art and culture nonprofits for post-COVID physical and virtual reopening. These awards, part of the San Francisco Arts Reopening Fund, support organizations that practice and perform artistic and cultural forms of creative activity, expression, preservation, and community wellness, and are reflective of the communities they serve.

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Elizabeth Boardman

Investor Spotlight: Elizabeth Boardman

Financial gain isn’t the motivation behind investment for Elizabeth, but rather, it is the belief that humans can and should support the well-being of each other and of the Earth. Her approach to investment is also rooted in her pacifist values as a Quaker. Acting on those values Elizabeth advocates for utilizing capital for the betterment of California’s communities.

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The California FreshWorks’ Social and Economic Impacts 2018-2020 report, authored by Pacific Community Ventures, examines the development and implementation of California FreshWorks from 2018 through 2020.

California FreshWorks’ Social & Economic Impacts Report

The California FreshWorks’ Social and Economic Impacts 2018-2020 report, authored by Pacific Community Ventures, examines the development and implementation of California FreshWorks from 2018 through 2020. As administrators of FreshWorks, Community Vision took a community-centered approach to healthy food financing by listening to the ideas and solutions of local leaders who are working for an equitable and sustainable food system that nourishes all communities.

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Learn about social impact investing with Community Vision and Loring, Wolcott & Coolidge

Investor Spotlight: Loring, Wolcott & Coolidge’s Sustainability Group

This Investor Spotlight features Community Vision investor, The Sustainability Group at Loring, Wolcott & Coolidge. Our Q&A with Eli Dalven, Impact Investing Associate at Loring, Wolcott & Coolidge highlights why the Boston-based firm is a longtime investor in CDFIs, their decision to invest in Community Vision, advice they have for other impact investors, and more.

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Community Vision provides nonprofits with support with capital campaign financing

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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