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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…

61% People of Color

83% Low-Income

28% Rural

47% 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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Reforms to CDFI Certification Are Welcome and Necessary

Long-anticipated updates will strengthen the key credential for community development financial institutions. Last week the CDFI Fund at Treasury announced...

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To Close the Wealth Gap, Close the Financing Gap

At the start of Black History Month, we look at the CDFI industry’s roots in the Civil Rights movement and...

OFN is excited for another milestone year for CDFIs

It’s 2023 and OFN is Ready

The start of 2023 is the perfect time to take stock of OFN’s progress toward our mission of change in...

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