Recognizing the enormity of the challenges our society faces, Community Ventures is dedicated to making a lasting impact through our campaigns and programs. While our efforts are driven by our organization’s singular focus, we spread a wide net by investing in a variety of progressive strategies. Learn more about our initiatives and get involved yourself.
A BETTER COURSE
Program Director: Zetta Reicker
A Better Course improves the nutrition children receive by improving access to healthy foods through public programs such as school meals, SNAP/ CalFresh, and makes that food safer by advocating to improve transparency in our food system regarding allergens, pesticides and GMOs.
Program Director: Mistinguette Smith
The Black/Land Project gathers, facilitates and shares conversations about the current relationship between black people, land, and place in order to share their powerful traditions of resourcefulness, resilience, and regeneration.
BOLD IMPACT FOR GOOD
Program Director: Vicki Pozzebon
BIG, or Bold Impact for Good, provides quality programming centered on transformational leadership, systems change, and equity, inclusion, and justice in order to create meaningful, positive change for nonprofit organizations and professionals.
CENTER FOR COMMUNITY OWNERSHIP COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMS
Program Director: Andrew Connor
Center for Community Ownership Community Engagement Programs provides technical and strategic assistance, education, and other support services to catalyze local investment and cultivate community-owned businesses.
INVEST IN WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS
Program Director: Claudia Viek
The Invest in Women Entrepreneurs Initiative seeks to create wealth for women. Our mission is to significantly increase resources that support the growth of women-owned businesses by leveraging private, corporate, and government grants and capital.
MOVE MONEY FOR GOOD PROGRAM
Program Director: Jenny Kassan
The Move Money for Good Program consists of three parts:
The annual CoCap (Community Capital) conference held in Oakland, CA
The Force for Good Fund/Accelerator, which is designed to nurture, grow, and launch women- and people of color-owned, high-impact, “Best for the World” B Corporations (i.e., companies that score in the top 10% of B Corps worldwide.
The Crowdfunding for All Campaign which, in partnership with community-based nonprofits and government agencies, helps underserved entrepreneurs take advantage of the new federal investment crowdfunding exemption
Program Director: Claudia Welss
NextNow Collaboratory is a collaboration lab for cultivating connective intelligence for collective action toward a world that works for all. We focus on social benefit projects emphasizing innovative information visualization and collaboration technologies to benefit the planet.