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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CDFI clients 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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D.C.-Based CDFI Advances Financial Prosperity of Latino Community in the Region

Read time: 7 minutes Latino Economic Development Center reflects on more than 30 years driving the economic and social advancement of Latinos in the nation’s...

Candidates for 2023 OFN Board Election

Meet the Candidates for OFN’s 2023 Board Election 

Read time: 1 minute The 2023 Board Election campaign is on! Meet the candidates running for three open seats on...

Better Consumer Protections and Fair Lending Practices (2023 Public Policy Update)

Better Consumer Protections and Fair Lending Practices

Read time: 3 minutes OFN is acting to advance policies that promote transparency and ensure a fair and just financial...

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