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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3 Ways to “Move the Needle” on CDFI Impact Measurement and Evaluation

As a career community economic development researcher, I have no problems offering critiques of the industry. What we do is...

Technology Investments Improve CDFIs’ Small Business Lending and Make Them More Competitive

Small business lending during the pandemic put community development financial institutions in the spotlight like never before. Amid the existential...

OFN’s 2023 Training and Events

OFN closed out the 2022 event calendar with an inspiring and record-breaking conference, and now it’s time to start planning for 2023!...

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