Opportunity finance news, stories, and voices

Katie Havlovic / September 23, 2016 / Newswire

Today, the U.S. Department of Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) announced the winners of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 CDFI Prize Competition.

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Liz Lopez / September 22, 2016 / Newswire

Today, the U.S. Department of Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) announced the recipients of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Capital Magnet Fund (CMF) award.

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Amanda High / September 22, 2016 / Voices

As part of our CDFI Spotlight series, guest blogger Amanda High, Director, Chief of Strategic Initiatives for Reinvestment Fund reports on their work to achieve universal access to high-quality pre-kindergarten in Philadelphia.

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In the wake of the Great Recession, traditional banks tightened up their lending. From significant reduction or elimination of loans below a certain threshold—typically $250,000—to a refusal to lend to small businesses with revenue of less than $2 million.

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Lindsay Li / September 20, 2016 / Newswire

Today The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) announced that Lisa M. Jones will receive one of eight Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals for her pioneering work to launch the CDFI Bond Guarantee Program (BGP).

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