Announcements

  • 2019 Small Business Finance Forum Registration is Open

    OFN's 2019 Small Business Finance Forum will bring more than 350 representatives of CDFIs, other mission-driven small business lenders, and their partners together for a day and a half of valuable learning and networking that supports their mutual business goal of helping our nation's small businesses succeed.  New this year, we offer a community development tour following the closing lunch plenary for those who want to get out and see CDFI small business work on the ground in Chicago.

    Register here.
  • Amir Kirkwood joins OFN as chief lending and investment officer

    OFN is excited to announce Amir Kirkwood will join us as Chief Lending and Investment Officer starting February 1, 2019. In this newly created position, Amir will be responsible for the strategy, development, implementation, and risk management of OFN’s financial services.

    OFN President and CEO Lisa Mensah highlighted in the press release announcing his hire, “This is a pivotal moment for our field, and Amir’s deep knowledge and experience, as well as his sincere appreciation for CDFIs and dedication to moving money into hard to reach communities, will help OFN grow resources for CDFIs. His knowledge of our industry, gained from years of serving as an investor in it, perfectly positions him to make the CDFI case with new investors and to expand our reach into new markets.”
  • Annie Donovan Steps Down as Director of the CDFI Fund

    Annie Donovan announced she is stepping down from her role as Director of the CDFI Fund effective January 4, 2019. She will be succeeded by Jodie Harris who served as Director of the office of Small Business, Community Development.

    Read her full announcement here.