NCCLF Consulting and Lending supports Restore Oakland, innovative economics and restorative justice hub in East Oakland

The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights (EBC) and Restaurants Opportunities Centers United (ROC United) have joined forces to develop and launch a replicable and innovative restorative economics and restorative justice hub in East Oakland. Restore Oakland was developed to address two broken systems negatively impacting low-income communities of color in America: the disproportionate rate of incarceration and the lack of upward economic mobility within the restaurant industry.

Innovation and partnership stabilize nonprofits in a changing real estate market

By Joanne Lee, NCCLF’s Director of Consulting Services  This past December, we made the final grant awards for the San Francisco Nonprofit Displacement Mitigation Program (NPDM). More than $1 million was allocated to support 31 social service, childcare, and community arts nonprofits in San Francisco. These critical funds help stabilize community-based organizations who are at risk…

10/17 Workshop – Commercial Leasing Strategies: Getting to Yes

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.

Fresno State Students Foster Passion for Local Community Development Work

Now in its fifth year, the Northern California Community Loan Fund (NCCLF) is pleased to host the return of the Fresno Community Facilities Challenge at Fresno State University (FSU) on April 27, 2016. This unique event brings together student teams from FSU’s Lyles College of Engineering, Craig School of Business, and the Department of Art and Design to tackle real-world nonprofit facility challenges in their own community.