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CDFIs invest in people and places to create economic opportunity.

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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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CDFIs finance communities that are…

60% People of Color

84% Low-Income

28% 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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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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CNote Expands Access to Capital for Community Financial Institutions With $25 Million From Apple to Support Communities of Color

On May 5, Oakland-based fintech CNote announced that Apple will use the CNote platform to deploy $25 million into underserved...

OFN Regional Meetings 2022

Join Us At a 2022 OFN Regional Meeting! 

OFN Regional Meetings are back — and in person! We invite you to join us this summer for one of three...

Federal Bank Regulators Release Long-Awaited CRA Modernization Proposal  

On May 5, the Federal Reserve, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)...

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