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  • Lending Where it Counts: An OFN Conference for the Record Books

    By the numbers, the 2019 OFN Conference will go down in CDFI history: 1 President William Jefferson Clinton; more than 1,600 attendees (the most yet!); 119 sessions across 11 tracks; special policymaker and industry guests; 5 CDFI-led tours through D.C. and Baltimore; 60 ... more
  • About this Community

    Hello friends! We created this CDFI Connect Community as a platform for sharing information, cross-pollination of ideas, and organization around the topics of clean energy, efficiency, and climate resilience. Several overlapping groups wanted to be ... more
  • 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

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    Economic Resources Corporation (ERC) is a California nonprofit corporation whose mission is to promote economic development and job creation, attract needed services and employers, and remove blight in underserved neighborhoods through targeted real estate investments. The company was founded in 1968 by a group of Los Angeles business and civic leaders at the invitation of the Economic Development Administration which is organized under the U. S. Department of Commerce.
  • Organization Founded in 1978, RCAC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides training, technical and financial resources and advocacy so low-income rural communities can achieve their goals and visions. Our dedicated staff and active board work to make our vision of vibrant, healthy and enduring rural communities a reality across the West.
  • About Quantified Ventures Quantified Ventures is an outcomes-based capital firm that drives transformative health, social, and environmental impact. Through a process of identification, due diligence, and structuring, we design outcomes-based financial transactions for clients, helping to deploy impact capital to scale proven social and environmental solutions. We operate in two teams, Health and Environment, across four practice areas: Health & Human Services, Urban & Coastal Resilience, Agriculture, and Forestry & Land Use.

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  • On December 5, CDFIs from around the Mid-Atlantic region gathered at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond’s Baltimore Branch for a day of peer-learning. During the convening, industry practitioners representing CDFIs based in communities from New York to Maryland discussed their unique challenges and opportunities and heard from a range of speakers, including CDFI Fund Director Jodie Harris. 
  • On December 4, the Rural Health Monitor —a publication of the Rural Health Information Hub that focuses on healthcare and population health in rural communities—published an article entitled "CDFIs ‘Make Dreams Come True’ by Creating Opportunity in Rural Spaces."
  • On December 2, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) held one of four public listening sessions designed to gather input from the public on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s 2021-2023 Duty to Serve (DTS) plans. DTS requires Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the Government-Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs), to facilitate a secondary market for mortgages on housing for very low-, low-, and moderate-income families in manufactured housing, affordable housing preservation, and rural housing.  
  • The latest blog article from Joe Neri, CEO of OFN member IFF, highlights the CDFI's Stronger Nonprofits Initiative (SNI) designed to support Chicago nonprofit leaders of color. In his article, Neri explains what's behind the SNI program and how IFF and their partners—namely JPMorgan Chase and Fiscal Management Associates—are working hard to make it even better as it moves into its third year.
  • As we wrap up 2019, we'd like to welcome and introduce OFN's newest members. With the addition of the following CDFIs, OFN's network has reached its largest size ever with 278 members and 150 allies! Thank you to all this year's new and returning members and allies for helping strengthen our collective impact in communities across the U.S. Cheers to a fantastic 2019 as we look forward to 2020!

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