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.
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.
CDFIs Invest in Change
CDFIs advance racial equity, combat persistent poverty, fight climate change, and more.
Finance Justice Fund
The Finance Justice Fund accelerates the work of OFN member CDFIs serving communities experiencing disproportionately high rates of poverty and disinvestment.
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.
AAPI Equity and Inclusion: Our Call to Action
For Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, OFN shares the words of noted CDFI leader Jessie Lee, managing...
OFN Leaders Advocate for CDFIs with Federal Policymakers
OFN continues to advocate for federal policies that strengthen and scale the CDFI industry for greater impact Throughout May, OFN has...
Environmental Justice Top Priority for CDFIs as Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund Takes Shape
OFN submits comments to Environmental Protection Agency advocating that a significant share of climate financing resources be deployed by community...