• 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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  • Opportunity Finance Network (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.
  • Greater Minnesota Housing Fund (GMHF) is Minnesota’s leading nonprofit affordable housing lender. More than just a lender, GMHF is known for its innovation and its creative approaches to Minnesota’s affordable housing challenges.
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  • CDFIs across the country are exploring how to use Opportunity Zones (OZone), the new tax benefit directing equity investments into designated low-income census tracts. The core concept is to move a chunk of investors’ recent stock market gains from equity investment accounts into equity investments in low-income communities.  In one-on-one conversations, at OFN regional meetings, and at the Small Business Finance Forum, CDFIs are strategizing about whether and how this new capital source can be integrated into their work.
  • Registration for OFN’s annual Conference opens today. The largest annual gathering in the industry, the OFN Conference is the place where more than 1,500 CDFI practitioners, investors, funders, and more will gather to learn and celebrate the work we do “This might be the largest OFN Conference to date,” said Donna Fabiani, Executive Vice President of Knowledge Sharing at OFN. “There are 14 tracks on the agenda and more than 90 sessions—the most we’ve ever included. It’s a very rich and diverse agenda .”
  • Last week, the Senate approved $250 million for the CDFI Fund as part of H.R. 6147 , a “minibus” package of four funding measures that included the Senate’s FY 2019 Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) appropriations bill.
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  • More than a decade ago, OFN established the Ned Gramlich Achievement Award for Responsible Finance in memory of former OFN Board member and Federal Reserve Board Governor Ned Gramlich. The award recognizes and celebrates a person of distinction who exemplifies the core purpose of the opportunity finance industry.

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