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  • Community Vision’s service area is Northern and Central California, with a focus on historically disinvested communities. Communities on the margins of opportunity deserve a trusted partner on their journey towards financial growth and stability. As a locally invested, collaborative partner in social justice and financial equity, Community Vision provides nonprofits, small businesses, and social enterprises with strategic investment and guidance to deepen work, scale impact, and strengthen our communities.
  • CNHED is a dynamic, member-driven association whose mission is to foster just and equitable community development solutions to address the needs and aspirations of low- and moderate-income District residents. Formed in 2000 from the merger of two predecessor organizations, CNHED represents 140 public, private, and nonprofit organizational members working to advance affordable housing, small business development, and workforce development within the District.
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    Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago, Inc., (NHS) was founded and motivated by the belief that homeownership is essential to strengthening households and communities. NHS’ theory of change is that sustainable homeownership leads to stronger neighborhoods and generational financial growth. NHS focuses on low- and moderate-income residents in challenged neighborhoods of Chicago and of South Suburban Cook County. Neighborhood Lending Services (NLS), an NHS-affiliated corporation, is Illinois’ largest nonprofit lender for homeowners and new home buyers.



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  • Netflix Director of Talent Acquisition Aaron Mitchell and Director of Treasury Shannon Alwyn announced in a June 30 blog post that the company will allocate two percent of its cash holdings, initially up to $100 million, to “financial institutions and organizations that directly support Black communities in the U.S.” As part of its commitment to racial equity, Netflix will begin by redirecting $35 million of its cash to OFN members 
  • While initially sidelined, once CDFIs were brought in as PPP lenders they swiftly mobilized to help many of the smallest of these businesses — and recent data shows CDFI performance outpaced the larger lenders in the program.    
  • The JPMorgan Chase Institute has released research on the early impact of COVID-19 on small business finances—including cash balances, revenues, and expenses—during the initial phase of the pandemic through April 2020. The report also highlights the metro areas, industries, and demographic groups most impacted.
  • Updated July 7, 2020 On June 16 and 17, OFN held its ninth annual—but first-ever virtual—Small Business Finance Forum for more than 800 mission-driven lenders, partners, and other advocates. This year’s event marks OFN's largest Forum to date, doubling the size of the 2019 Forum in Chicago! We are grateful to our Lead Sponsor, JPMorganChase, and additional sponsors: MUFG Union Bank, Santander Bank, Wells Fargo, and Woodforest National Bank.
  • On June 17, Alphabet and Google Sr. Vice President & CFO Ruth Porat published a blog post  regarding the company’s commitment to helping small businesses access capital. 

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