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  • Depreciation for Nonprofits: An often neglected, but essential noncash expense for nonprofit organizationsBy: Community Vision | October 31, 2022 This blog will cover the concept of depreciation, the accounting rules relating to it and how including depreciation as an expense in your budget can lead to getting more money for your programs from funders. Read More
  • Investor Spotlight: Nicole Middleton HollowayBy: Community Vision | September 28, 2022 Investor Spotlight: Nicole Middleton Holloway, CFP Over the past 35 years, Community Vision has moved hundreds of millions of dollars into community-led organizations dedicated to the thriving of their neighborhoods. This has been possible in large part because of our diverse community of investors. For this Investor Spotlight, we are excited to feature Nicole Middleton… Read More
  • Bay Area Racial Equity FundBy: Community Vision | September 13, 2022 In October 2020 American Nonprofits, Community Vision and Nonprofit Finance Fund joined forces to launch the Bay Area Racial Equity Fund (BayREF). The aim was to support leadership and power building in BIPOC communities, who continue to be hit hardest by the pandemic, through reparative capital and strategic financial advising. Read More
  • Black Cultural Zone: Building Power and Partnerships in East OaklandBy: Community Vision | September 13, 2022 In 2014, the Eastside Arts Alliance along with local nonprofit partners formed the East Oakland Black Cultural Zone Collaborative (the Collaborative). The Collaborative grew out of a community-driven solution to the decades of disinvestment in East Oakland neighborhoods and the displacement of long-term residents and businesses. Read More
  • The Central Valley Empowerment Alliance (CVEA): Strengthening Central California’s CommunitiesBy: Community Vision | September 12, 2022 The Central Valley Empowerment Alliance (CVEA) was established as a nonprofit in 2019 by Mari Perez-Ruiz, who grew up in Visalia among a migrant farmworker community. CVEA serves  residents who live in Kern, Tulare, Kings, Fresno, and Madera counties by promoting access to affordable housing, quality education, food, and health care, as well as creating… Read More
  • US Supreme Court Overturns Liberty and Bodily AutonomyBy: Community Vision | June 24, 2022 Today, the United States Supreme Court took the dreaded step to overrule Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey with its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health. The reality is that we now have free states and non-free states when it comes to bodily autonomy. Such an action runs counter to advancing dignity,… Read More
  • Community Vision and Genesis LA Convene 27 Groups to Address Capital and Capacity Barriers Faced by Community-Based & BIPOC-led DevelopersBy: Jason Riggs, Communications Director | June 23, 2022 Twenty-seven groups from across California convened in Fresno last week to advance locally-owned & controlled real estate, created by developers of color rooted in local communities across the state. The convening was part of California Community-Owned Real Estate program (CalCORE), a five-year state-wide initiative led by Community Vision and Genesis LA. CalCORE’s mission is to… Read More
  • Juneteenth Commemoration Calls Us to ActionBy: Community Vision | June 19, 2022 Across the country and around the world families, friends and communities are joining together to commemorate and celebrate Juneteenth, Freedom Day.As much as it is a day of celebration, it is also a reminder that racial trauma and harm continues. It is a day that calls on us to continually commit to centering Black communities… Read More
  • Aedan Koji Kitchen- A space for nourishing food and communityBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | June 2, 2022 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… Read More
  • VP of Finance Welcome Wil O. Mendoza, Community Vision’s VP of FinanceBy: Community Vision | May 27, 2022 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… Read More