CDFIs invest in people and places to create economic opportunity.
Access to Capital
Community development financial institutions (CDFIs) are specialized lenders that bring capital to low-income, low-wealth communities. CDFI financial products and services support small businesses, affordable housing, community facilities, and more nationwide.
Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) is the leading national network of CDFIs and a financial intermediary. OFN increases capital flow, strengthens CDFIs, and amplifies the voice of the CDFI industry. We partner with investors, funders, and policymakers to align capital with opportunity.
CDFIs Invest in Change
CDFIs advance racial equity, combat persistent poverty, fight climate change, and more.
Finance Justice Fund
The Finance Justice Fund accelerates the work of OFN member CDFIs serving communities experiencing disproportionately high rates of poverty and disinvestment.
Partnering with the Public Sector
OFN is the leading voice for the CDFI industry. Policymakers turn to CDFIs to drive transformational capital to historically underinvested rural, urban, and Native communities.
Opportunity Finance Network Names Harold B. Pettigrew Jr. as Next President and CEO
Following an extensive national search, OFN is thrilled to announce that Harold B. Pettigrew Jr. has been selected to serve as the...
Q&A: OFN Research Talks CDFI Trends from 2017-2021
OFN’s research team discusses findings from a new brief analyzing five years of OFN member data and the CDFI industry’s...
Driving Economic Opportunity in California’s “Inland Empire”
Highlighting Woman-led OFN Member AmPac in San Bernardino County Hilda Kennedy is founder and CEO of AmPac Business Capital, an...