Finance Opportunity.

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.

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CDFIs finance communities that are…

60% People of Color

84% Low-Income

27% Rural

50% 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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New Grants Awarded to Support Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Financing

From Appalachian coal country to the Mississippi Delta, 24 CDFIs will receive grants to bring climate-smart financial products to their...

Reforms to CDFI Certification Coming Soon 

Reforms to CDFI Certification Coming Soon 

After years of consideration and consultation with the CDFI industry, the CDFI Fund has proposed reforms to CDFI certification to...

Finance Justice Fund Directs Capital Where It’s Needed Most Through CDFIs

Opportunity Finance Network reaches more than $150 million deployed in long-term, low-cost capital to help member CDFIs invest where mainstream...

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