We Believe in

Opportunity. For All.

CDFIs—community development financial institutions—align capital with justice. We invest in opportunities and transform lives and places for disinvested people. We make our economy—and our nation—stronger, one opportunity at a time.

 

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How do CDFIs Create Opportunity?

By financing community businesses—small businesses, microenterprises, nonprofit organizations, commercial real estate, and affordable housing—CDFIs spark job growth and retention in hard-to serve markets across the nation.

Find out how it all works in our infographic.

 

Services

For our Members and the CDFI industry, OFN advocates for policy, provides consulting services, and connects capital to create opportunity. For all. Find out more.

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OFN's partners include banks, multinational corporations, government agencies, faith-based organizations, foundations and more.

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Become A Member

OFN Members enjoy a host of benefits, from exclusive training and TA programs to financial services to the opportunity to advocate for policy change in Washington D.C.

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Latest News

Impact investing has the potential to play a major role in expanding capital sources for CDFIs, as was highlighted in OFN’s CDFI Futures report.

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Over the course of 10 years, more than $70MM was awarded by the Wells Fargo NEXT Awards to CDFIs creating impact through innovation.

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Income inequality has emerged as one of the top economic development issues in the United States since the Great Recession.

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