San Francisco — The Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund of the U.S. Treasury announced awardees of its 2016 CDFI Fund Financial Assistance (FA) and Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) Awards.
Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco Awards Grants to Two Local Nonprofits through NCCLF Sponsorship
We are pleased to have partnered with Richmond Main Street Initiative (RMSI) and Restaurant Opportunities of the Bay Area (ROC – The Bay) 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, NCCLF was able to sponsor both organizations.
Our Strategic Initiatives team supports NCCLF in developing and supporting community development initiatives that increase our impact and support the low-income communities we serve. In August 2016 we welcomed Esperanza Pallana, who supports our efforts in increasing access to healthy foods throughout California. Esperanza comes to NCCLF with over 15 years in food systems, environmental health, and public health advocacy work. Learn about a more about Esperanza below.
Despite being in the country’s most productive agricultural region, communities in the San Joaquin Valley experience very high rates of poverty and unemployment and too often lack access to healthy foods. Though small-scale food entrepreneurship is rare in the area, those who are trying to start or expand a business face difficulty in complying with State
Join us at the 2016 Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) Conference in Atlanta, GA from October 24-27, 2016. We’re participating in three exciting panels:
Looking to lease new space or renew your lease? Not sure how to approach the landlord? What’s in the fine print of my 15 page lease? In the Bay Area’s escalating real estate market, nonprofits are facing large rent increases. Yet nonprofits are still finding ways to lease space in the communities they serve. NCCLF will share examples of nonprofits that have successfully negotiated leases that fit their budgets and location considerations.