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Join OFN as a Member or Ally

Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) helps money flow to people and places where traditional finance doesn’t reach. We do this by maximizing the effectiveness of our growing membership network of mission-driven community lenders, including community development financial institutions (CDFIs) and industry allies. By offering access to direct financing, learning opportunities, industry events, advocacy, and more, OFN helps community lenders invest in environmental, racial, and economic justice.

Learn how to become either an OFN member or OFN ally below.


OFN Membership

CDFIs and other mission-driven community lenders are invited to apply. CDFI Fund certification is not required to become an OFN member. Learn more about OFN member benefits and the application process here.

About OFN Members

OFN Members Have Supported More Than…

 

14,000 Community Facilities

850,000 Businesses and Microenterprises

3 Million Jobs Created or Maintained

Nearly 2.4 Million Housing Units

Membership Benefits

Money Benefits

Access to Capital

Get access to funding opportunities through OFN’s Finance Justice Fund and other special initiatives.

Capacity

Capacity Strengthening

Receive significant discounts for signature OFN events, trainings, and publications.

Gain access to PurchasingPoint, a free group discount program that has saved users over 25% on vendors such as FedEx, Staples, Enterprise, and many more.

Get an individualized, or custom, Peer Comparison report to help them understand their organization’s performance relative to its peer group.

Advocacy

Amplified Voice

Receive support with marketing and public policy advocacy that benefits CDFIs and other mission-driven community lenders and the people and communities they serve.

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OFN Allyship

We invite individuals and organizations that don’t meet OFN’s member eligibility requirements to become OFN allies.

Hear from OFN Members

Genesis LA, Member Highlight

Los Angeles CDFI Prioritizes Coordinated Placemaking to Build Strong Communities

OFN member and 2024 OFN Conference cohost Genesis LA calls for building connection to physical neighborhoods and communities in an...

Minnesota CDFI Helps Create Generational Wealth Through Small Business Support

Minnesota CDFI Helps Create Generational Wealth Through Small Business Support

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

Attendees visiting the Mill on North, a food hall

Baltimore CDFI Brings Hope and Excitement to Residents Through Neighborhood Investment

NHS of Baltimore showed their impact in action during the 2023 OFN Conference with a tour of a new neighborhood...

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About OFN

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Key Priorities

CDFIs address capital challenges for disinvested communities.

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Current Initiatives

OFN initiatives help members, allies, and partners deliver lasting change where it’s needed most.

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