California’s Central Valley was transformed long ago into the nation’s most economically productive and intensive industrial agricultural region. Today, it produces more than half of the fruits, nuts, and vegetables consumed in America. While the Central Valley’s agricultural industry is critical to meeting US food need, it comes at a significant price to local residents. The political decisions made, and infrastructure supported, influence the environmental, social, and economic impacts faced by local residents, food workers, and businesses.
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.
The current year marks a special anniversary for us: NCCLF’s 30th year. At NCCLF, we are proud of the impact we have achieved, especially through our partnerships with community-driven organizations. We also remain deeply committed to our mission of promoting economic justice and alleviating poverty in California communities. NCCLF’s 2016 fiscal year report highlights our…
In Summer 2016 NCCLF welcomed intern Martha Rivera to the team. From June 2016-May 2017 Martha is participating in California Coalition for Rural Housing’s Rural West Internship Program for Diversity in Nonprofit Housing and Community Development. The program is a one-year paid internship program for university students and is designed to increase the diversity of staff in the affordable housing and community development field. Since the program’s inception, more than half of participating students have pursued careers in the community development field after completing the program.
31 social & arts organizations to receive awards from the City
San Francisco, CA —The Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD), the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development, and the San Francisco Arts Commission with key partners today announced grants of over $1 million to support 31 social service, child care and arts nonprofit organizations s as part of the San Francisco Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative. In total, 76 community organizations have received $4.5 million over the past two years in financial awards and real estate services to secure long-term leases and affordable spaces while continuing to provide vital services to residents.
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf Announces Major $1.7M Philanthropic Investment to Help Create Safe & Affordable Space for Oakland’s Arts Community
Cross-posted from Oakland’s Office of the Mayor
A group of public and private partners team up to create long-term, sustainable solutions to creating affordable, safe spaces for artists and arts organizations.
Oakland, CA – Today, Mayor Libby Schaaf announced $1.7 million in philanthropic funds to support sustainable, long-term solutions to creating affordable, safe spaces for Oakland’s artists and arts organizations. Though this support has been in development for many months, these funds are especially important and prescient in light of the recent Oakland warehouse fire tragedy.
Like many of you, we at NCCLF have been profoundly affected by the results of the recent national elections. As our organization’s spokesperson, it is typically my task to share our thoughts with our clients, investors, and industry colleagues when something truly significant occurs in the world.
Without a doubt, this is one of those times. My colleagues and I have deep concerns about the implications of many of the new administration‘s plans. Repeal of universal health care, rollbacks of key financial system safeguards, and threats to immigrants, LGBT folks, women, Muslims, and people of color – these are frightening developments that are raising our concerns daily.
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Key November 2016 Ballot Initiatives NCCLF Supports:
Join us in welcoming Saul Ettlin to our high-impact consulting team, which provides technical assistance to nonprofit organizations in financial management and real estate. Saul comes to NCCLF with over 15 years of nonprofit management and real estate experience.
By Ross Culverwell, NCCLF’s Chief Lending Officer
At NCCLF we’ve been committed to addressing issues of social and economic disparities throughout California for nearly 30 years. While our staff have always informally assessed whether our loans meet our mission of promoting economic justice and alleviating poverty, we saw the benefit of developing a