Community Vision Receives $2.2 million Award from CDFI Fund

Community Vision is excited to announce that we were awarded a total of $2.2 million from the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund.The CDFI Fund, a program of the U.S. Treasury, announced awardees of its 2019 CDFI Fund Financial Assistance (FA) and Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) awards. Community Vision received a $714,000 FA award and a $1.5 million HFFI award.

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Supporting Communities: SpacesforGood.org

At Community Vision we have worked with hundreds of nonprofits around the Bay Area and across California to solve real estate questions and find space solutions that best allow organizations to meet their missions. Through these partnerships, we have seen that there is a dearth of readily accessible commercial real estate information available to nonprofit leaders to help them navigate the market.

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Our Strategic Direction: Where We’re Headed

As a local, collaborative partner in social justice and financial equity, Community Vision prides itself on being responsive to our community’s needs. Over the last few years, several movements and events inspired us to take a deeper and self reflective look at how we were advancing our mission. We sought to understand the root causes of the systemic injustices, including a racially discriminatory financial system, and the role capital could play in confronting it.

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Place Builds Power – Give Today

By Ann Cameron Interim President At Community Vision we prioritize security of place for nonprofits and social enterprises we partner with. We do this because the California communities we serve are especially vulnerable to the pressures of income and wealth inequality that are fueling the state’s current affordability crisis. Nonprofits and social enterprises in these…

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Partnering for a Thriving Central Valley

Our recent Embodying Equity blog series features a piece on our work in the Central Valley where we share about our approach to beginning and expanding our work in the region. For more than a decade we’ve built partnerships and deployed capital for a range of community development projects throughout the Central Valley including affordable housing developments, art and culture organizations, multi-tenant nonprofit facilities, and equitable food access.

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Ask a Community Vision Consultant

Real estate and finance can be tough to navigate – especially for a busy nonprofit! Maybe you have questions about how to develop an organizational budget? Or you want to learn more about negotiating a lease for your organization? We launched the Ask a Community Vision Consultant feature to answer your questions around financial management and commercial real estate for nonprofit organizations.

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Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco Awards Grants to Four California Nonprofits through Community Vision Sponsorship

We are pleased to have partnered with Planting Justice, Richmond Main Street Initiative, SOMOS Mayfair, and Kultivate Labs in obtaining grants through the Federal Home Loan Bank’s Access to Housing (FHLB) and Economic Assistance for Development (AHEAD) program. Through our membership with the FHLB, Community Vision was able to sponsor the following four exciting projects:…

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Recent Client Groundbreakings & Grand Openings

We are thrilled to have partnered on so many excellent community-based projects. Join us in celebrating recent client groundbreakings and grand openings! PRC Photo Credit: PRC PRC held a grand opening on May 30th at their Integrated Service Center, Elevate SF, located at 170 9th Street in San Francisco. This opening marked the culmination of…

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