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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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    Jennifer, Super helpful, thanks! ------------------------------ Kevin Fryatt Director of Finance and Administration Washington Area Community Investment Fund ------------------------------ read more

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    Gavin I really think your comments make sense. Over what period of time do you measure the items you have listed; six months, a year? And, on what "amount" of change do you measure success; a little change, any positive change, a major change? Any ... read more

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    Hi Miriam, Good question.  After some reflection, I think the exclusion of income from the list is a combination of two factors.  The first is our service area, which is Central Appalachia.  The area is mostly rural, and the cost of living is relatively ... read more

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  • “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.
  • Washington, DC (July 11, 2018)—Today NeighborWorks America announced that Marietta Rodriguez was named the new president and CEO.
  • Serving on OFN’s Board is a unique opportunity for opportunity finance practitioners from CDFIs of all sizes to help shape our industry. As strategic leaders and ambassadors for OFN members and allies, OFN Board members are passionate about OFN’s core mission , committed to our core values of justice and excellence, and determined to lead the opportunity finance industry in exciting, innovative new directions.
  • On June 26th and 27th OFN hosted the 7th annual Small Business Finance Forum, bringing together 108 CDFIs, 18 investors, 6 government agencies and 25 consulting agencies. More than 500 attendees converged at our event in Chicago to engage and dig deep on the challenges and opportunities for mission-driven small business lenders.

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