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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
  • 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
  • Billions for Housing on the November BallotBy: CommunityVision | July 30, 2018 By Guy Baldwin, Community Vision's Policy, Research, and Information Manager  Two ballot measures will let California voters decide in November to raise up to $6 billion for housing for veterans, low-income people, and the homeless. Proposition 1 calls for issuing a Veterans and Affordable Housing Bond -- $3 billion for affordable housing, and $1 billion… Read More
  • California legislative success paves the way for affordable housing developmentBy: CommunityVision | October 24, 2017 By Guy Baldwin, Community Vision's Policy, Research, and Information Manager  A legislative logjam that had blocked solutions to California's housing crisis was cleared last month as the legislature passed, and Governor Jerry Brown signed, a suite of fifteen bills that add funding and remove roadblocks to affordable housing development. The result will be more opportunities… Read More
  • Innovative assisted living community coming to ClovisBy: CommunityVision | October 24, 2017 The San Joaquin Valley community of Clovis is addressing a challenge shared by many others in Northern California: an increasing population of low- and moderate-income elders who need long-term care. Some elders already have Medi-Cal insurance and others spend down assets for care and become eligible for coverage. When some elders can no longer obtain… Read More
  • Community Vision receives more than $3 million through CDFI Financial Assistance and Healthy Food Financing InitiativesBy: CommunityVision | September 19, 2017 San Francisco — The Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund of the U.S. Treasury announced awardees of its 2017 CDFI Fund Financial Assistance (FA) and Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) Awards. The Community Vision received a $1.1 million FA award and a $2 million HFFI award. Community Vision will use this FA award to provide low-rate… Read More
  • Blog: Updates from Capitol HillBy: Catherine Howard, Senior VP of Programs | June 5, 2017 Last month I represented Community Vision in Washington, DC, joining Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) colleagues from across the country to meet with legislators and their staff and advocate for continued federal funding for programs that CDFIs leverage to benefit low-income communities. As you might guess, May 2017 was an interesting time to be on… Read More
  • Berkeley Food and Housing Berkeley nonprofit responds to city homelessness with dedication and compassionBy: CommunityVision | April 27, 2017 For more than 45 years Berkeley Food and Housing Project (BFHP) has provided a holistic range of services to support homeless individuals and families. The organization offers housing, food and support services and is often the sole point of entry for anyone seeking homeless support services in Berkeley. Founded originally as a soup kitchen, the… Read More