• 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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    Welcome to the Small Business Finance community; a platform for responsible small business lenders to network, collaborate, share resources, and access training opportunities! Thank you to Capital One and Woodforest for your generous support launching ... more

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  • OFN is a leading national network of CDFIs (community development financial institutions) with offices in Philadelphia and Washington D.C. In pursuit of a mission to align capital with social, economic, and political justice, OFN supports its member CDFIs with money, strength, and voice to drive transformational change in underserved communities nationwide.
  • The Organization: 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;  nsuring not only a stable home for each, but access to the services that brought healthcare, recovery and training to their doorsteps;  Working for CSH:
  • Through capital and commitment, Capital Impact Partners helps people build communities of opportunity that break barriers to success. We deliver strategic financing, incubate new social programs, and provide capacity-building to help ensure that low-to-moderate-income individuals have access to quality health care and education, healthy foods, affordable housing, and the ability to age with dignity. A non-profit community development financial institution, Capital Impact Partners has disbursed more than $2.5 billion to revitalize communities over the past 35 years.



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  • Today, the U.S. Department of Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) announced the recipients of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Capital Magnet Fund (CMF) Award. We would like to congratulate all recipients, especially the 21 OFN Members who were selected for a CMF Award.
  • Increasingly, place-focused foundations seek to have greater impact in their communities by considering options beyond traditional grantmaking to address critical issues like availability of quality jobs, access to fresh foods and safe child care. Enter CDFIs – logical partners for community foundations and private foundations wishing to engage in community investing.
  • Brian Collins of American Banker and National Mortgage News recently reported on the Investing in Opportunity Act, the new program that potentially allows individuals and corporations to defer taxes on capital gains to invest in funds to finance projects in targeted “Opportunity Zones.” Opportunity Zones are defined by census tracts which, according to OFN Chief External Affairs Officer, Jennifer Vasiloff, match up where NMTC are allowed.
  • On March 15, Lisa Mensah, OFN president and CEO, will deliver a keynote address to a gathering of foundations, investment managers and advisors, resource experts, and asset owners at Confluence Philanthropy’s 8th Annual Practitioners Gathering .
  • In Denver, Colorado, affordable housing got a solar boost when investments made through the Enterprise Community Loan Fund’s Impact Note were used to provide a 15-year loan of $2.45 million to the Denver Housing Authority (DHA), to build a 10-acre community solar garden.

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