Embodying Equity: What does it mean & why do we care?

Community Vision was founded in 1987 by a group of local Bay Area residents who wanted to invest their money in nonprofits and social enterprises that could improve the lives of community members while building equity in historically under-resourced Northern and Central California neighborhoods. As an ever-developing organization, our commitment to equity has meant proactively…

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Focusing on Shared Space: the 2019 Fresno Community Facilities Challenge

Each year, Community Vision partners with Fresno State University to present the Community Facilities Challenge, a unique competition that invites students to combine hands on experience with classroom theory to solve a real world community space challenge. Students are placed in teams to prepare a real estate development proposal for a community facility project of…

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Breaking Down the Strategic Plan

On the evening of Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 200 hundred members of our extended community gathered together at The Julia Morgan Ballroom. We were there to celebrate our 30 years of impact with and in California communities.  Mary Rogier, NCCLF's outgoing President, addressing the crowd at our 30th anniversary in May 2017. That night, we…

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Stabilizing Nonprofit Space: San Francisco Achievers

Enabling the preservation of valued community space is central to Community Vision’s work. We mitigate nonprofit displacement and provide stability that build and anchor organizations in communities on the margins of opportunity. For more than a decade, our consulting team has been a leader in offering innovative real estate and financial guidance to community-based organizations.…

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Community Vision’s New Strategic Plan: 2019-2021

As we approached this Strategic Plan, we understood that the political uncertainties and fundamental socioeconomic changes taking place in our region, state, and country were creating ever-greater burdens for the people living and working in these communities. This meant that we had a responsibility to address our own internal systems in a way that better deployed our…

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Central California Food Bank Scales Impact with Support from Community Vision 

Based out of Fresno, the Central California Food Bank (CCFB) is the largest food bank in the region serving Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and Kern counties. Despite being nestled amid the country’s most lucrative agricultural sector, the organization distributes 35 million pounds of food, including more than 50% of fresh produce, to more than 280,000…

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Community Vision Receives more than $1.5 million through CDFI Financial Assistance and Healthy Food Financing Initiative

The Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund of the U.S. Treasury announced awardees of its 2018 CDFI Fund Financial Assistance (FA) and Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) Awards. Community Vision received a $875,000 FA award and a $750,000 HFFI award. Community Vision will use this FA award to further our place-based work in Oakland by providing low-rate…

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Community Vision at the 2018 Opportunity Finance Network Conference in Chicago

Join us at the 2018 Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) Conference in Washington D.C. from October 8-11. We are participating in one exciting panel: Evolving into Real Estate: Strategies for Taking the Plunge into Real Estate Development Thursday, October 11, 2018: 9:00 AM  –  10:30 AM Moderator: Saul Ettlin, Community Vision Panelists: Sean Closkey, ReBuild Metro,…

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

We are pleased to have partnered with Alchemist CDC and Sierra Business Council in obtaining grants through the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB)’s Access to Housing and Economic Assistance for Development (AHEAD) program. Through our membership with the FHLB, Community Vision was able to sponsor both organizations. Alchemist CDC was awarded a $45,000 grant to support Alchemy Kitchen, a…

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Welcome Ruby Harris, Community Vision’s New Manager of Community Development Lending

Earlier this Summer we welcomed Ruby Harris to our lending team as our Manager of Community Development Lending. Ruby joins Community Vision with more than 18 years of experience in the affordable housing field, ranging from nonprofit management, program/product design, project management, public policy, finance, and grant-making. Welcome, Ruby! What were you doing before joining…

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