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  • 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 ... more
  • 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 ... more
  • 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. more

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  • IFF improves the world by strengthening nonprofits and the communities they serve. As a mission-driven lender, real estate consultant, and developer, IFF helps communities thrive by creating opportunities for low-income communities and persons with disabilities. Key to our success has been a deep sense of purpose, a broad perspective, and a relentless focus on achieving positive results. Across the Midwest, we help clients from every sector, including human service agencies, health centers, schools, affordable housing developers, and grocery stores.
  • Investment Analyst

    National Community Investment Fund (NCIF; www.ncif.org ) is an impact investor and national nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) formed in 1996 with a mission to increase access to responsible financial products and services in underserved communities. Total assets under management at NCIF are around $200 million, including $180 million of New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) allocations outstanding. To support our growth initiatives, we have launched a $35 million Credit Strategies Fund with new debt capital of $15 million.
  • Credit Analyst

    National Community Investment Fund (NCIF; www.ncif.org ) is an impact investor and national nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) formed in 1996 with a mission to increase access to responsible financial products and services in underserved communities. Total assets under management at NCIF are around $200 million, including $180 million of New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) allocations outstanding. To support our growth initiatives, we have launched a $35 million Credit Strategies Fund with new debt capital of $15 million.

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  • CDFIs in Action Tours at the OFN Conference are an opportunity for Conference co-hosts to highlight interesting lending successes in the region. Choose any of the following tours: Baltimore: A Tale of Two Cities Sunday, October 20
  • The OFN Conference is more than sessions and networking opportunities. Each year, OFN offers opportunities for attendees to learn and engage with their peers and the greater community in the host city. In addition to this year’s CDFIs in Action neighborhood tours detailed in a separate blog post , the Conference will feature pre-Conference trainings and offsite Congressional visits:
  • In July, Google announced it is making a $50 million investment in OFN member Housing Trust Silicon Valley’s TECH Fund . Google’s investment is the largest investment in the fund to date. 
  • OFN is seeking an Associate, Development to join our team in Washington, D.C. In this role, the Associate, Development will work in close collaboration with the Development Team and with other OFN staff to support and leverage strong relationships with new and existing philanthropic, bank, and corporate funders, a impact investors. Responsibilities will include supporting the Development team in grant proposal development and submissions as well as grant compliance and reporting.

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