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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.

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CDFI clients are…

66% People of Color

85% Low-Income

27% Rural

48% Women

About OFN

About OFN

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.

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CDFIs Invest in Change

how community lenders helped save small businesses during the pandemic

Key Priorities

CDFIs advance racial equity, combat persistent poverty, fight climate change, and more.

Finance Justice Fund

Finance Justice Fund

The Finance Justice Fund accelerates the work of OFN member CDFIs serving communities experiencing disproportionately high rates of poverty and disinvestment.

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Capital Building

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.

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Beth Lipson talking to 2022 OFN conference audience

Past, Present, Future: A Message From Beth Lipson 

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The Hawai'i Community Lending team members

Native CDFI Makes Affordable Housing on Homelands a Reality for Local Hawaiians

OFN member Hawai’i Community Lending shares their commitment to affordable housing on Indigenous lands, disaster relief following the tragic 2023...

OFN staff wearing 2023 conference swag

We’re Hiring for Climate Finance Jobs and More – Apply Now!  

Explore OFN’s latest job openings and share them with your network.  Updated May 24, 2024 Read time: 5 minutes As...

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