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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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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...

Congress Passes Omnibus Bill Including $324 Million for the CDFI Fund 

On December 29, 2022, President Biden signed the final fiscal year (FY) 2023 spending bill that had been passed by...

Small Business Lending, Job Creation, Housing Projects, and More Are Summarized in Our Latest Member Report

Small Business Lending, Job Creation, Housing Projects, and More Are Summarized in Our Latest Member Report

With more than $9 billion in financing delivered to people and communities outside the margins of mainstream finance, the new...

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