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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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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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A Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) month call to action, words from CDFI leader Jessie Lee

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 board members and staff with Office of the Vice President's Deanne Millison, Chief Economic Advisor

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

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...

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