Honors | Awards



Certificate of Honor

City and County of San Francisco, May 2016

"WHEREAS, On behalf of the City and County of San Francisco, I am pleased to recognize and honor Leiasa Beckham of Northern California Community Loan Fund for her tireless efforts benefiting the nonprofit and arts organizations of San Francisco, especially in the Central Market and Tenderloin neighborhood is unsurpassed. Leiasa's commitment to social equity has been instrumental in bringing stability and sustainability to dozens of San Francisco nonprofit organisations so they can serve marginalized communities with dignity, and her collaborative leadership and technical expertise have helped create cutting-edge solutions to the City's largest policy challenges. Congratulations on your significant achievements and best of luck in all your future endeavors."

Northern California Real Estate Women of Influence Honoree

Honoring The Contributions and Achievements of Women In Northern California Real EstateAllen Matkins & San Francisco Business Times, 2015

"Leiasa Beckham, Senior Real Estate Consultant, Northern California Community Loan Fund. Years in Business: 17, 5 in current role Business\/Specialty: Property Owner\/Investor, Government Accomplishments: Developed the Central Market Economic Strategy, in partnership with the Mayor\u2019s Office of Economic and Workforce Development, SF Grants for the Arts and SF Arts Commission, to repopulate distressed real estate with nonprofit arts organizations: 18 deals in five years totaling $17 million. Created the Community Arts Stabilization Trust and New Market Tax Credit Financing program. Community: SF Community Land Trust.

Why a Women of Influence: Expert in repurposing distressed commercial real estate to benefit nonprofits. Trends: As cities across the country become increasingly unaffordable and inequitable, our planning tools, if deployed early enough, can enable nonprofits to get ahead of the curve and secure sites."
Event Synopsis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmLlRPHbpkM

Kennith Rainin Foundation Acknowledgments: CAST model creation and development

KRF Foundation, 2014 

"We would like to thank and recognize the following people and entities who rolled up their sleeves with us on the first big purchase or helped us prove this strategy. 

Grassroots Initiative Award for the Central Market Economic Strategy

The American Planning Association, California Chapter, Northern Section, 2012