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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Minnesota CDFI Helps Create Generational Wealth Through Small Business Support

Minnesota CDFI Helps Create Generational Wealth Through Small Business Support

Read time: 4 minutes OFN member Metropolitan Economic Development Association helps scale diverse small businesses through community partnerships.     Community development...

2024 OFN Forums

Help Shape the Agenda for OFN’s 2024 Forums!

Read time: 2 minutes OFN is seeking session proposals from mission-driven community lenders and partners to inform the agendas for...

Lily Hope, a small business located in Juneau, Alaska. Shop small this holiday season

Shop Small this Holiday Season with CDFI-funded Small Businesses

Read time: 6 minutes OFN’s shopping guide features small businesses funded by CDFIs that received grants and loans through the...

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