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, nominations open for the Eleventh Annual Native Awards. Florida Community Loan Fund (FCLF) invests $1.6MM in a Florida food bank to benefit 100 schools and 400 human service agencies in four Florida counties.

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OFN’s seven interns have been a wonderful addition to our two offices this summer. The interns bring new ideas, an excitement to learn about our work, and a desire to help OFN and CDFIs grow. Every year their contributions are remarkable.

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If you work in community development finance, lately you may have sensed growing interest from newcomers to our corner of the financial sector.

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