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  • 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
  • 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
  • Welcome Jonathan Taylor, Community Vision’s VP of Capital SolutionsBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | December 16, 2021 We’re excited to welcome Jonathan Taylor to Community Vision as the Vice President of Capital Solutions. In this newly created position, Jonathan leads our recently re-envisioned Lending Department, which is now Capital Solutions. This department utilizes a restorative approach that intentionally directs capital to enterprises and projects that increase local wealth creation and power building… Read More
  • 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 ReportBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | September 23, 2021 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… Read More
  • Community Vision provided a Black Liberation Grant to support the Black Liberation Walking Tour Black Spaces Matter: Belonging & Honoring HistoryBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | August 20, 2021 The Black Liberation Walking Tour launched on Juneteenth with an in-person tour of historic sites in the Hoover-Durant neighborhood. The tour can also be found online, which includes photos, stories, and self-guided maps. Read More
  • Recent Lending & Consulting ClientsBy: Luba Yusim | April 7, 2021 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,… Read More
  • The Food Future is Here Podcast SeriesBy: Community Vision | February 12, 2021 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… Read More
  • Supporting Small Business Ecosystems in FresnoBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | January 28, 2021 In 2018, we began working with Miram Martinez, Founder and Owner of La Jacka Mobile. One of her long-term goals was to acquire a facility to expand her market reach and provide long-term stability for her business. It often takes several years for a small business to build up its capacity to purchase or lease a… Read More
  • $850,000 in COVID Relief Grants Awarded to 41 Oakland NonprofitsBy: Luba Yusim, Senior Communications Officer | January 27, 2021 We are pleased to announce $850,000 in COVID relief awards for 41 Oakland-based nonprofits that have suffered negative economic impacts, or have pivoted to serve local communities, due to the pandemic. Launched in Fall 2020, The Oakland CARES Nonprofit Grant Fund was funded by the Federal CARE ACT and Community Vision administered the program on… Read More