• 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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  • The mission of California FarmLink is to link independent farmers and ranchers with the land and financing they need for a sustainable future. FarmLink helps farmers to build strong business skills, access fair financing, and establish secure land tenure. Established in 1999, FarmLink supports beginning, limited-resource, immigrant and other underserved farmers. We work across the state, with particular focus on the Central Coast, Central Valley, and North Coast regions.
  • Self-Help is a leading national community development financial institution headquartered in Durham, NC. Since 1980, Self-Help has provided $8.5 billion in financing to 159,000 families, individuals and businesses. It helps drive economic development and strengthen communities by providing responsible financial services; lending to individuals, small businesses and nonprofits; developing real estate; and promoting fair financial practices across the nation.
  • OFN is a leading national network of CDFIs (community development financial institutions) with offices in Philadelphia and Washington D.C. In pursuit of a mission to align capital with social, economic, and political justice, OFN supports its member CDFIs with money, strength, and voice to drive transformational change in underserved communities nationwide.



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  • Looking to make an impact by helping #CDFIs deliver affordable, responsible financing to underserved rural, urban, and Native communities nationwide? OFN is seeking a program officer to join our financial services team in Washington, D.C. The Program Officer, Financial Services will be responsible for helping to coordinate the servicing and administration of the CDFI Fund Bond Guarantee Program at OFN, specifically coordinating timely delivery of borrower responses, reviewing and editing loan requests, reviewing and editing borrower reports, and more.
  • Authored by Ray Morrow, LVCU Vice President of Marketing  On May 31, Lower Valley Credit Union (LVCU) was thrilled to sit down with Congressman Dan Newhouse (R-WA) to discuss our community development financial institution (CDFI) designation, stakeholder and grant opportunities, as well as community outreach efforts.
  • On June 5, Wells Fargo announced an evolution of its philanthropic strategy  to help address three critical issues affecting underserved communities: housing affordability, financial health, and small business growth. 
  • This is the final in a six-part series spotlighting CDFIs in the Wells Fargo Works for Small Business®: Diverse Community Capital program network, funded with a $175 million commitment to help diverse small businesses grow.

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