create and sustain jobs, and to stabilize communities.
CDFIs finance community businesses, including small businesses, microenterprises, nonprofit organizations, commercial real estate, and affordable housing.
To find an OFN member CDFI, use the search filters below. You can also visit our Member Profile Directory to learn about their important work.
If you are an OFN member and need to update your information on the CDFI Locator*, please email Dominic Swain at email@example.com.
*The CDFI Locator member information is updated regularly. While OFN works hard to keep this database up-to-date, we strongly encourage you to visit the websites of CDFIs that fit your criteria for a deeper understanding of the products they offer and the communities they serve.
NOTE: the list of members shown when a specific "Area Served" is selected reflects members who lend in that selected region regardless of the location of their headquarters mentioned.
Women's Economic Ventures
Santa Barbara,CAContact: Marni BrookPhone: 805.232.3083
Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV) is dedicated to creating an equitable and just society through the economic empowerment of women. WEV provides training, consulting, and loans to help entrepreneurs start, grow, and thrive in business. WEV serves residents located in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. While WEV targets its services toward women, it helps everyone.
Services are provided in both English and Spanish.
WEV is a U.S. Small Business Administration’s Women’s Business Center and Microlender, as well as a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI).
CDFI OFN Member Since:
St. Paul,MNContact: Susan Joos
165 Western Ave N
Suite 8, Office #100 St. Paul, MN 55102
For over 40 years, WomenVenture has provided women of all ages, cultures, races, and income levels with the tools and resources to achieve economic success through small business ownership. Our vision is to empower entrepreneurial women with tools, capital, and support to lead businesses that create living wage jobs.
Woodlands Community Lenders (WCL) fosters entrepreneurship and community revitalization by providing access to capital and technical assistance to businesses and nonprofit organizations located in the underserved communities of Barbour, Randolph, and Tucker Counties in North Central West Virginia. WCL is a certified community development financial institution (CDFI) that provides loans, business development services, and finance packaging for small businesses and real estate projects that are otherwise “unbankable.” WCL takes an alternative approach to assessing and mitigating risk, supporting small business development in ways that traditional lenders often cannot.
Worcester Community Housing Resources (WCHR) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create and preserve affordable housing opportunities for low- to moderate-income households and to initiate and support neighborhood revitalization throughout Worcester County in Massachusetts. As a community development financial institution (CDFI), WCHR's Revolving Community Loan Fund provides home-repair financing for low-income homeowners and others working in low-income neighborhoods throughout Worcester County.
CDFI OFN Member Since:
San Francisco,CAContact: Sara RazaviPhone: 415.780.1217
930 Montgomery Street, Suite 400 San Francisco, CA 94133
Working Solutions is the 'First to Believe' in start-up and early-stage businesses by providing diverse entrepreneurs with affordable capital, customized business consulting, and community connections to increase economic opportunity in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a nonprofit microlender and a certified CDFI, we prioritize serving entrepreneurs who often have limited access to capital, especially low-income individuals, women, and entrepreneurs of color. We pair microloans of $5,000 to $50,000 with up to five years of free, one-on-one business consulting to help budding entrepreneurs not just survive, but thrive.