We Believe in
Opportunity. For All.
CDFIs—community development financial institutions—align capital with justice. We invest in opportunities and transform lives and places for disinvested people. We make our economy—and our nation—stronger, one opportunity at a time.
How do CDFIs Create Opportunity?
By financing community businesses—small businesses, microenterprises, nonprofit organizations, commercial real estate, and affordable housing—CDFIs spark job growth and retention in hard-to serve markets across the nation.
Find out how it all works in our infographic.
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OFN's partners include banks, multinational corporations, government agencies, faith-based organizations, foundations and more.
Become A Member
OFN Members enjoy a host of benefits, from exclusive training and TA programs to financial services to the opportunity to advocate for policy change in Washington D.C.
Income inequality has emerged as one of the top economic development issues in the United States since the Great Recession.read more
There is something about a fresh calendar and new year that opens a world of possibilities. OFN provides many ways for you to engage in the ongoing national discussion about the importance of CDFIs, and this year is no exception.read more