• 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 ... 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
  • OFN Names Andrew Givens as COO and Jennifer Vasiloff as CEAO

    Key hires further strengthen OFN’s commitment to bring more capital, capacity, and visibility to community development financial institutions delivering responsible finance Philadelphia, PA & Washington, D.C., November 8—Opportunity Finance Network ... more

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  • NewTown Macon, a 501©3 non-profit organization, is the driving force behind revitalization in downtown Macon, Georgia. NewTown is one of the most dynamic, comprehensive and innovative revitalization non-profits in the country. Formed in 1996, NewTown has leveraged more than $600 million of investment in the urban core during its existence. NewTown’s mission is to “attract, leverage and invest in self-sustaining transformation” in downtown Macon by increasing the number of residents living in downtown, growing jobs, creating a sense of place, and advocating for progress.
  • We are a national nonprofit organization dedicated to building healthy communities where low-income people live and work. Since 1985, BCC has invested over $1.4 billion in projects that provide affordable housing, good jobs, and new opportunities in low-income communities, connecting these neighborhoods to the mainstream economy.  BCC has leveraged over $7 billion in public and private investment in underserved communities nationwide.
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    For over 25 years, CSH has been a game-changer for the most vulnerable people in our country: Helping communities create 200,000 homes for individuals and families who did not have one; Bringing hope to thousands who thought they would live on the streets or reside in institutions forever;  Ensuring not only a stable home for each, but access to the services that brought healthcare, recovery and training to their doorsteps; 



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  • On Tuesday, the House passed a plan to roll back banking regulations which were passed in 2008. As the Washington Post reports,  "The measure leaves the central structure of the post-financial-crisis rules in place, but it would make the most significant changes to weaken the Dodd-Frank banking regulations since they were passed in 2010. It would exempt some small and regional banks from the most stringent regulations, and also would also loosen rules aimed at protecting the biggest banks from sudden collapse."  
  • From May 8 to 10, the first meeting of the 2018 class of Opportunity Fellows was held in Birmingham, AL, marking the start of a six-month program for 27 emerging, mid-career and executive leaders (representing 25 CDFIs across the country) committed to ensuring equitable investment in underserved and disenfranchised communities.
  • The Woodstock Institute  recognized OFN on May 17 with a Community Investment Award for expanding access to small business capital. We were one of three awardees—the others were Richard Cordray  and Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives’ MicroFinance Group  (an OFN Member).    
  • MELBOURNE, Fla., May 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Champions Funding LLC, a leader in joint venture community revitalization initiatives, has earned Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) certification from the United States Department of Treasury.  The certification positions Champions Funding to expand its efforts in providing affordable community housing financial packages designed to stabilize neighborhood communities and assist low-income families and individuals in becoming homeowners.
  • OFN’s CDFI Coverage Map has been an essential tool used by elected officials, investors, and many other entities to learn more about the CDFI industry’s geographic reach and scale. The map now includes more than 270,000 nationwide locations where individuals, businesses, facilities, and other CDFI borrowers have benefited from $27.6 billion in financing by 217 certified CDFIs.   

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