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  • Welcome Two New Financial Services SVPs to OFN!

    We are delighted to share the news of two new additions to the OFN team. Andrea Longton and Lisa Wright are joining OFN as Senior Vice Presidents (SVP) for Financial Services. Andrea will focus on the OFN CDFI Bond Guarantee Program (BGP) and started ... more
  • OFN Statement on U.S. Treasury's CRA Modernization Recommendations

    Dear CDFI Connect Community, Yesterday, the US Department of the Treasury released recommendations on Community Reinvestment Act modernization. OFN issued a statement to the media and will be monitoring developments closely. Overall, OFN found Treasury's ... more
  • Welcome to the CDFI Women’s Network!

    The CDFI Women's Network (CWN) is an independent, women-led, volunteer organization dedicated to promoting the advancement of women who work for CDFIs or for organizations that support the Community Development Finance industry. CWN creates opportunities ... more

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  • Posted in: Open Forum

    Hi Everyone, We have recently realized that we have some confusion around definitions for low and moderate income clients.  I'd like to find out what the other CDFI microlenders are doing in regards to this. Since the dawn of time, we have used CRA ... read more

  • Posted in: Open Forum

    Hi Sydney,  Here at C4C we use an Excel based matrix system that calculates a loan's risk rating based on several different categories, with separate sheets based by product. Within each category, for example "Credit History", there is definition for ... read more

  • Posted in: Open Forum

    It's that time of year again! The CDFI Fund has released the NOFA for the Capital Magnet Fund program. We worked on three successful applications last year and can share our insights and perspectives.  If you can demonstrate at least a 20:1 leverage in ... read more

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    The Housing Assistance Council (HAC) is a national nonprofit and leading voice for rural prosperity that focuses on building the capacity of nonprofits to develop affordable housing and vibrant communities across rural America. HAC provides affordable lending, technical assistance, training, research and information services to nonprofit, for-profit and public sectors and maintains relationships with Congress and federal agencies as a leading voice on issues that encourage and drive rural development.
  • Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC):  Catalyzing Excellence in Primary Care. Quality primary care is transformative and a cornerstone of healthy, thriving communities. PCDC, a nationally recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, catalyzes excellence in primary care through strategic community investment, capacity building, and policy initiatives to achieve health equity. PCDC helps primary care practices improve delivery of care by providing affordable capital as well as a variety of training and technical assistance services.
  • Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI) helps to grow good jobs, environmentally sustainable enterprises, and shared prosperity in Maine and in rural regions across the country by integrating financing, business and industry expertise, and policy solutions. CEI envisions a world in which communities are economically and environmentally healthy, enabling all people, especially those with low incomes, to reach their full potential.

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  • Wednesday, July 18, 2018 (Washington, D.C.)—The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) today opened the fiscal year (FY) 2018 funding round for the Capital Magnet Fund. Through the Capital Magnet Fund, the CDFI Fund competitively awards funds to CDFIs and qualified non-profit housing organizations. The CDFI Fund plans to provide approximately $142.9 million in awards for the FY 2018 round.
  • South Dakota’s rural CDFIs collaborate often to help businesses in small towns to grow. One example is Tulare Country Meats, a locker and custom meat processor in the small town of Tulare, SD.
  • Charles J. Moore, founder and president of The Banc Funds Company, guest-authored a thought piece for Impact Alpha on the impact of a community bank on the community it serves. He writes, "Community growth, community prosperity, and bank success go hand-in-hand. In nooks and crannies around the United States, small banks do positive things in micro-increments to sustain communities. There are many ways this happens, but let’s focus on seven ways that are among the most important to the local community."
  • For the second consecutive year, Clearinghouse Community Development Financial Institution (Clearinghouse CDFI) was recognized as ‘Best for the World’—for creating exceptionally positive impacts through its business operations. Based on an independent, comprehensive assessment administered by the nonprofit B Lab, Clearinghouse CDFI was specifically honored in two categories: ‘Best for Customers’ and 'Best for the World: Overall.’ All honorees are featured on B the Change, a digital publication produced by B Lab .
  • “A county in Mississippi with a 28 percent poverty rate is about to boast the state’s first and only year-round, fully accessible camp for disabled children and adults. A rural county in South Carolina will soon have a dedicated high school to prepare students for health careers.

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