Oakland Community Park plans ahead with support of Community Catalyst Predevelopment Funds

Nestled in the heart of Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood, the six-acre Peralta Hacienda Historical Park provides youth and families with a space to connect, build community, and celebrate their heritage. The park, once the headquarters of a 45,000-acre cattle ranch of the Peralta family, contains a historic house museum, a multipurpose activity center, community gardens, outdoor exhibit areas, and a special nature area along Peralta Creek.

Food for Change Screening in Fresno

Join us for an exclusive screening of Food for Change, a feature-length work-in-progress documentary film focusing on food co-ops as a force for dynamic social and economic change in American culture. The film tells the story of the cooperative movement in the U.S. through interviews, rare archival footage, and commentary by the filmmaker and social…

NCCLF Joins ReFresh™ Initiative, JPMorgan Chase Foundation Secured as First Investor

The Northern California Community Loan Fund (NCCLF) is pleased to announce it has joined ReFresh™, a national initiative of The Reinvestment Fund (TRF), designed to improve access to healthy foods in urban and rural communities across the U.S.  JP Morgan Chase Foundation is the initiative’s first investor. NCCLF will focus its efforts on improving access…

“As You Sow” Reaps Justice for Low-income Communities

As You Sow (AYS) is a nonprofit that promotes environmental justice and social corporate responsibility through shareholder advocacy and coalition building. Working through shareholder interests to reduce toxic chemicals in specific consumer products, the organization increases environmental sustainability in the Bay Area’s low-income neighborhoods and the consumer products they use. Low-income communities historically are the…