OFN’s first research publication of 2017, 20 Years of CDFI Banks and Credit Unions, 1996-2015: An Analysis of Trends and Growth, is a companion piece to 2015’s longitudinal
The facts are startling: Hispanic and black Americans have levels of wealth that are only one-tenth those of white Americans. There are many reasons why this is the case, but it is partly because they hold fewer business and financial assets.
Impact investing has the potential to play a major role in expanding capital sources for CDFIs, as was highlighted in OFN’s CDFI Futures report.
In March 2015, the Center for Impact Finance at the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire convened the 16th Annual Financial Innovations Roundtable at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, DC.
OFN's 18th edition of Side by Side is now available. This annual reference guide for CDFI industry practitioners and investors provides key insights into the opportunity finance industry’s activity and performance.