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.



For our Members and the CDFI industry, OFN advocates for policy, provides consulting services, and connects capital to create opportunity. For all. Find out more.

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OFN's partners include banks, multinational corporations, government agencies, faith-based organizations, foundations and more.

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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.

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Latest News

The start of a new Administration and Congressional session will usher in many new policies that will be introduced and debated in our nation’s capital over the next four years.

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Today, Octavio Blanco of CNN Money took a look at the negative impact that short-term financing—known as merchant cash advances—have on small businesses, and the alternative solutions that CDFIs provide.

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OFN is gearing up for another strong round of summer intern recruitment, reaching out to the next generation of potential CDFI leaders. We recently attended the Net Impact Conference, along with fellow CDFIs, and generated a lot of interest among students about the industry.

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