• 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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    We have used Maher Duessell here in Pittsburgh.  We are a small CDFI (< $10 million), and we have had them do our CDFI and our CDE/NMTC audits.  They do alot of work with non-profits and also with agencies of local government. I don't think they would ... read more

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    This is a great opportunity for women's voices to be heard within the CDFI industry. Don't forget to complete the questionnaire! ------------------------------ Allison KellyCDC Small Business Finance ------------------------------ read more

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    For those of you who are SBA Micro Lenders, how do you document your site visits for home based businesses? Hilda Kennedy President AmPac Tri-State CDC, Inc. 22365 Barton Rd, Suite 210 Grand Terrace, CA 92313 909-915-1706 310-901-4831 - direct ... read more

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  • 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.
  • Greater Minnesota Housing Fund (GMHF) is Minnesota’s leading nonprofit affordable housing lender. More than just a lender, GMHF is known for its innovation and its creative approaches to Minnesota’s affordable housing challenges.
  • Greater Minnesota Housing Fund (GMHF) is Minnesota’s leading nonprofit affordable housing lender. More than just a lender, GMHF is known for its innovation and its creative approaches to Minnesota’s affordable housing challenges.



CDFI Connect Blog

  • 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.
  • Today, Deutsche Bank issued a Request for Proposals for their Native Community Capital Access Program. The program will make available up to $2.5 million to spur community development, entrepreneurship, and financial well-being within Native communities. CDFI Connect sat down with Joanne Gan in Deutsche Bank’s Community Development Finance Group to learn more about the RFP process, and how this financing hopes to encourage more investment in Native communities.

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