Community Spaces Network and Community Vision are both organizations that believe in the power of partnerships and collaboration. With Community Spaces Network’s second SPRE Summit, we have decided to co-present with a local California organization, Community Vision. Community Spaces Network is very excited to partner with Community Vision, whose local knowledge, expertise, and longtime support of social purpose real estate, will add to the experience for all attendees, speakers, and supporters.

Community Spaces Network

Community Spaces Network is a peer-driven network, innovative thought leader, and resource-rich convener for the social purpose real estate field across North America. We are: nonprofit shared space operators and developers, community and nonprofit leaders, nonprofit real estate professionals and developers, community finance professionals, social justice advocates building power through land control, architects, planners, and construction professionals, government and economic development practitioners, and affordable housing and land trust professionals. Together we work to grow the collaborative network necessary to create community-serving, community-owned real estate assets, so that ultimately social purpose real estate leaders can support greater impact in local communities.

Community Vision

Communities on the margins of opportunity deserve a trusted partner on their journey towards financial growth and stability. As a locally invested, collaborative partner in social justice and financial equity, Community Vision provides nonprofits, small businesses, and social enterprises with strategic investment and guidance, to deepen work, scale impact, and strengthen our communities. Our founders had a vision of putting their money to work as a tool for building financially strong and culturally vibrant communities capable of growing their sown seeds of self-determination. We carry out that vision by connecting investors to communities, lending to nonprofits, small businesses, and cooperatives, and providing financial and real estate consulting to organizations that share our vision of sustainable communities and social, racial, and economic justice.

host committee


The local Host Committee is a small group of social purpose real estate organizations passionate about showcasing the best the Los Angeles region has to offer and supporting the success of the event. Comprised of locally rooted community leaders and SPRE experts, the host committee works with Community Spaces Network and Community Vision to provide Los Angeles insights to the SPRE Summit.

Genesis LA

Genesis LA was established in 1998 out of the office of former Mayor Richard Riordan who saw an empty space in community-driven financial efforts for Los Angeles. Today Genesis LA is certified by the US Department of the Treasury as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and Community Development Entity (CDE). Through leveraging our GCIF and CDE capabilities, we have been able to support community and economic projects that breathe new life into the city of Los Angeles.

Inclusive Action for the City

Inclusive Action for the City is a non-profit, community development financial institution (CDFI) serving Los Angeles County and beyond. Our mission is to serve underinvested communities and build thriving local economies by improving access to transformative capital, and advancing policy through collaborative research and community-driven advocacy. We envision diverse communities that have equitable and sustained access to resources, and exercise agency over their futures.


Little Tokyo Service Center (LTSC) is committed to improving the lives of underserved individuals and families and promoting the equitable development of ethnic communities and their rich cultural heritage. The mission of Little Tokyo Service Center (LTSC) is to provide a comprehensive array of social welfare and community development services to assist low income individuals and other persons in need, contribute to community revitalization and cultural preservation in Little Tokyo and among the broader Japanese community in the Southland, and to provide such resources to neighboring Asian Pacific Islander and other low income communities.

Destination Crenshaw

Destination Crenshaw

We are stamping Crenshaw Boulevard, the spine of Los Angeles’ Black community, with a transformative infrastructure project that will boost our community through economic development, job creation, and environmental healing, while elevating Black art and culture. When completed, Destination Crenshaw will be the place to experience the most dynamic expression of Black American culture in the United States. A 1.3-mile stretch of Crenshaw Boulevard will be transformed from an area that has long deserved economic investment and strategic urban planning, into a thriving commercial corridor linked by architecturally stunning community spaces and pocket parks, hundreds of newly planted trees, and over 100 commissioned works of art.



The interdisciplinary SPRE Summit Working Group is comprised of organizations from across the social purpose real estate sector that have come together with Community Spaces Network and Community Vision to define a vision forward for community real estate, development, and investment through the design and implementation of the SPRE Summit.

Center for community Investment

Center for Community Investment

People want to live in thriving places, but structural racism continues to distribute resources inequitably. The Center for Community Investment (CCI) helps communities create equitable, effective investment systems so all their residents can flourish. CCI offers a set of frameworks that practitioners can utilize to create tailored investment strategies for their communities. Their Capital Absorption Framework provides a template to develop these strategies, adaptive leadership skills give leaders the tools to enact them, and racial equity principles ground the work in real results for historically disinvested communities. Through multisector initiatives, leadership development programs, network development, and thought leadership, CCI offers leaders in the field a toolbox to transform the community investment ecosystem.

City of Victoria

City of Victoria

We recognize that communities are healthier, happier, and more productive when everyone is welcomed and can thrive. Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island on the homelands of the Songhees and Esquimalt People, Victoria is a forward-thinking, active community. Victoria, the Capital City of BC, is home to a dynamic, thriving economy and vibrant arts and culture scene, with an unparalleled natural environment enjoyed by residents and visitors. It’s a place where sustainability, health and well-being are the cornerstones of creating a prosperous and inclusive future. We are committed to removing barriers for all people so that everyone can access and fully participate in City services, spaces and programs. We seek to be a city where everyone is included, welcomed and respected. 

The Common Roof

The Common Roof

The Common Roof seeks to lead in the development and empowerment of strong, compassionate social communities through innovative shared services.  The common roof ™ is a community-based social enterprise providing sustainable and professional workspace for human-service not-for-profit organizations. We partner with other organizations and rely on the generosity of individuals, community groups and corporations to provide the funding and in-kind resources necessary to support our facility, human-service partner tenants, and the 10,000 plus annual clients that are served. With your help, The common roof ™ can continue to assist our very special, deserving clients: children, youth and young families living within the Simcoe County community.

Genesis LA

Genesis LA was established in 1998 out of the office of former Mayor Richard Riordan who saw an empty space in community-driven financial efforts for Los Angeles. Today Genesis LA is certified by the US Department of the Treasury as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and Community Development Entity (CDE). Through leveraging our GCIF and CDE capabilities, we have been able to support community and economic projects that breathe new life into the city of Los Angeles.

The Jessie Dupont Center

The Jessie

The Jessie brings together the community and its nonprofits in a setting that appreciates our rich history while responding to the demands of today. Housed in one of Jacksonville’s architectural jewels — the former Haydon Burns Library — the Jessie provides offices for nonprofits and work and gathering spaces for the community in an energy-efficient environment with state-of-the-art technology.


Nonprofit Enterprise at Work, Inc.

By working together to dismantle systems of oppression and build resilience. By cultivating deep relationships and powerful learning communities. NEW connects leaders and organizations with essential tools and services that free up focus for mission-related work. There is space for you here, whether you’re a grassroots activist, an emerging or established nonprofit, a business, or an institution invested in social change. At NEW, you’ll find partners, approaches and conversations that uplift, improve and amplify your work.

Ventura Partners

Ventura Partners

Our reputation for developing and managing commercial properties for the community’s benefit is built on decades of experience and service. Our core work leverages knowledge of traditional project development structures and our breadth of experience with innovative approaches to develop projects that support the communities in which we work. We use real estate to meet the strategic and long-term goals of our mission driven clients and partners.

WK Kellog Foundation

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), founded in 1930 as an independent, private foundation by breakfast cereal innovator and entrepreneur Will Keith Kellogg, is among the largest philanthropic foundations in the United States. Guided by the belief that all children should have an equal opportunity to thrive, WKKF works with communities to create conditions for vulnerable children so they can realize their full potential in school, work and life. The Kellogg Foundation is based in Battle Creek, Michigan, and works throughout the United States and internationally, as well as with sovereign tribes. Special attention is paid to priority places where there are high concentrations of poverty and where children face significant barriers to success. WKKF priority places in the U.S. are in Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico and New Orleans; and internationally, are in Mexico and Haiti. For more information, visit