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

Explore OFN’s latest job openings and share them with your network.  Read time: 4 minutes As OFN builds the infrastructure...

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OFN’s 40th Annual Conference Call for Sessions Now Open!

Help shape the conference by submitting a session proposal and nominating a visionary CDFI leader for the industry's lifetime achievement...

Key findings from the 2023 CDFI survey from Federal Reserve

What the 2023 CDFI Survey Says About CDFI Output and Outcome Tracking 

New research brief from Richmond Fed and OFN examines the Federal Reserve’s 2023 CDFI Survey results related to CDFI output...

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