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.

 

Services

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.

Partner with OFN

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

This week, Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs talked about their impact with small business borrowers in Atlanta; Virginia Community Capital celebrates 10 years; $100,000 equity investment benefits distressed communities in Phoenix, AZ, and more!

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Charleen Caabay started her cooking career on the streets of San Francisco's Bay area. In 2012, she opened Kainbigan, a pop up restaurant in Oakland that served Filipino food.

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Our 2016 Advocacy Day on May 25 was  a great opportunity for OFN Members and staff to seek support for the policy priorities in the FY 2017 budget.

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