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  • OFN Conference Featured Speakers Announced

    Taking place just one week after the national election, the 2020 OFN Conference will cover topics critical to the future of community development finance: the post-election landscape, racial justice, and attracting new capital to our fight to broaden economic opportunity ... more
  • Announcing OFN Virtual Conference Session Tracks

    The 2020 OFN Virtual Conference will offer more than 40 breakout sessions across seven tracks: Capitalization & Fundraising, CDFI Sustainability, Financing, Native CDFIs, Public Policy, Racial Equity, and Resilience & Climate. We’re excited about the breadth of session ... more
  • Native CDFIs wanted to collaborate

    Thank you all for joining the Native CDFI Community! We are still in the process of finding cdfis that woulld like to collaborate to share their resources, stories and events. Please reach out to especht@ofn.org for more information! more

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  • Craft3 is a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) with a mission to strengthen economic, ecological, and family resilience throughout Oregon and Washington communities. We do this by providing loans to entrepreneurs, nonprofits, individuals, including those without access to traditional financing. We then complement these financial resources with our expertise, professional connections, and other advocacy for our clients. Learn more at www.craft3.org
  • Craft3 is a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) with a mission to strengthen economic, ecological, and family resilience throughout Oregon and Washington communities. We do this by providing loans to entrepreneurs, nonprofits, individuals, including those without access to traditional financing. We then complement these financial resources with our expertise, professional connections, and other advocacy for our clients. Learn more at www.craft3.org
  • Aeris guides capital to good. We are a rating and information service in the impact investing field, which has grown into a $500 billion industry over the last decade. Impact investments aim to address some of the world’s most pressing social and environmental challenges as well as yield a financial return. Aeris provides ratings, analysis, information, and consulting services that bring accountability and transparency to impact investing.

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  • Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) today announced respected financial crusader Inez Long has been named recipient of the 2020 Ned Gramlich Lifetime Achievement Award for Responsible Finance. Presented annually by OFN, a leading network of community development financial institutions (CDFIs), the Gramlich Award is the CDFI industry’s highest individual honor.
  • The Opportunity for All project is based on a simple premise: every family should live in a neighborhood that supports their well-being and their children’s ability to thrive. But today, too many families, particularly families of color, live in neighborhoods that have suffered from decades of disinvestment, have been displaced from neighborhoods that are revitalizing, and are excluded from neighborhoods with opportunity-enhancing amenities.
  • From July 20 through August 14, 2020, the Federal Reserve fielded the COVID-19 CDFI Survey. The effort gathered information from 229 CDFIs on the financial impact of COVID-19, participation in economic relief efforts, operational changes, and effects on clients. Survey results and key findings are organized into three sections:
  • Taking place just one week after the national election, the 2020 OFN Conference will cover topics critical to the future of community development finance: the post-election landscape, racial justice, and attracting new capital to our fight to broaden economic opportunity for people and places across America. Featured speakers include:

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