OFN Ally Locator

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  • Organizations

    Oportun Ally Type: Organization
    Redwood City, CA


    Contact Name: Sarah Livnat
    Phone Number:
    Category: CDFI
    Website: http://www.oportun.com

    Services Offered:

    Oportun’s unsecured installment loans range from $300 “starter” loans to $7,000* for returning customers. Customers receive a short "just in time" credit education at the time the loan is disbursed.

    Oportun loans are responsible:

    Our proprietary system – which leverages advanced data analytics and ten years of insights gained from serving customers – determines every loan applicant’s ability to repay and approves loans to those it calculates are likely to repay on time. Our underwriting also includes verifying income for all loan applicants. Payment terms are realistic: We use our data analytics to determine loan amounts and terms that fit individual budgets. Our loans feature fixed, affordable payments over 7 to 35 months. There are no “surprise” balloon payments. There is no penalty for pre-payment. Payments align to customer pay periods. Our loans are affordable: Compared to the alternatives typically available to people with limited credit history — including payday, auto-title, and pawn loans — Oportun loans are affordable. Those alternatives are on average more than four times more expensive than Oportun loans but can be up to seven times more expensive, according to a study conducted on Oportun’s behalf by the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI), a leading authority on consumer financial health.

    ** We help customers establish credit history: Customer accounts are reported to credit bureaus to help borrowers establish credit history. (As of September 30, 2015, approximately 48 percent of all Oportun customers had no credit score when they first applied with Oportun.)

    *** *Loan approval and terms may vary per applicant. $7,000 loans are for returning customers upon approved credit.

    **CFSI developed a product cost model that took into account the size of a loan, the monthly cash-flow borrowers have available to service a loan, and the rates and terms offered at Oportun and at alternative small-dollar credit providers that are generally used to fulfill similar borrowing needs in some of the geographic areas served by Oportun (Arizona, California, Illinois, Nevada, Texas, and Utah). Data was collected in December 2016.

    ***No Credit Score Population was defined as all first-time loan applicants who received a loan from Oportun, who did not have a Vantage score at the time of their application.


    Oportun is a financial technology company and CDFI founded in 2005 with the mission of providing affordable loans to people in the US with little or no credit history, so they can establish credit and build a better future. Oportun uses advanced data analytics and technology to score the “unscorable” and offer responsible, affordable, credit-building loans to individuals with limited credit history. We offer bilingual (English/Spanish) servicing and documentation via telephone, Web, mobile, or in-person through over 215 locations in California, Illinois, Nevada, Texas, Utah and Arizona. Since making our first loan in 2006, we have helped over 890,000 people, the vast majority of whom live in low-to-moderate income communities. We have provided access to $3.3 billion in needed credit which has helped save our customers an estimated $920 million in fees and interest they would have otherwise paid to more expensive alternatives typically available to people with limited credit history. (According to a study conducted on Oportun’s behalf by the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI), a leading authority on consumer financial health.)* * As of December 31, 2016

    Paragon, Florida Ally Type: Organization
    West Palm Beach, FL

    Paragon, Florida

    Contact Name: Pamela Stewart
    Phone Number:
    Category: CDFI
    Website: https://www.paragonfl.org/

    Services Offered:


    Prosperity Now Ally Type: Organization
    Washington, DC

    Prosperity Now

    Contact Name: Andrea Levere
    Phone Number:
    Category: Other
    Website: www.prosperitynow.org

    Services Offered:


    Why We’re Here

    Nearly 50 million people in this country are working hard every day to make ends meet. They’re doing everything right to provide for their children. Many of them hold two or three jobs. They pay their taxes. And yet they’re barely making ends meet – let alone making a better life for themselves and their kids. For more than one-third of all households and more than half of households of color, financial ruin is one crisis away. Nearly half of consumers can’t get an affordable loan to advance their aspirations or cover an emergency. One in five pay more than they should for basic financial services. And if average Black family wealth continues to grow at the same pace it has over the past three decades, it would take Black families 228 years, and Latino families 84 years, to amass the same amount of wealth White families have today. When most of the people in our country are just getting by, rather than getting ahead, something is broken. Prosperity Now is working to make it right.

    How We Work

    • We work with service providers to develop, test and scale proven approaches to building wealth.
    • We engage lawmakers at all levels of government to ensure they have the knowledge and will needed to advance policies that enable meaningful mobility.
    • We conduct cutting-edge research on strategies that provide financial empowerment for low- and moderate-income families.
    • We equip advocates with the data and tools they need to fight for a more prosperous economy.
    • We connect a community of constituents eager to open doors to opportunity.
    • We collaborate with like-minded nonprofits and think-tanks across the country to ensure everyone can prosper.

    Rainier Valley Community Development Fund Ally Type: Organization
    Seattle, WA

    Rainier Valley Community Development Fund

    Contact Name: Wayne Lau
    Phone Number:
    Category: CDFI
    Website: http://rvcdf.org/

    Services Offered:


    Religious Communities Investment Fund Ally Type: Organization
    Oakland, CA

    Religious Communities Investment Fund

    Contact Name: Corinne Florek
    Phone Number:
    Category: Nonprofit
    Website: http://rcif.org/

    Services Offered:


    Renaissance Economic Development Corp. Ally Type: Organization
    New York, NY

    Renaissance Economic Development Corp.

    Contact Name: Jessie Lee
    Phone Number: 212.964.6022
    Category: CDFI
    Website: http://www.renaissance-ny.org

    Services Offered:

    Microloans, Small Business Loans, and Small Business technical assistance


    Renaissance Economic Development Corporation (REDC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a U.S. Treasury-certified Community Development Financial Institution. REDC’s mission is to transform low-to-moderate income (LMI) communities in New York City by increasing economic opportunity and improving the business climate for the disadvantaged and low income immigrant and minority populations of Kings, Queens, Bronx, Richmond, and New York Counties. REDC provides direct technical and financial assistance services to small businesses throughout New York City with an emphasis on increasing business opportunities for minority, women and immigrant entrepreneurs in communities where cultural and language barriers and lack of access to conventional credit have stymied the growth of small businesses.

    Reynders McVeigh Capital Management Ally Type: Organization
    Boston, MA

    Reynders McVeigh Capital Management

    Contact Name: Carrie A. Endries, Ph.D.
    Phone Number: (617) 226-9999
    Category: Service Provider
    Website: http://www.reyndersmcveigh.com

    Services Offered:

    Reynders, McVeigh Capital Management's services include the research and selection of equity and fixed income instruments and the appropriate allocation of these assets, in combination with a cash reserve, for client portfolios. We also offer financial advice and assistance in the review and implementation of retirement and estate planning, as well as trust services and selected alternative impact investments. We tailor our advisory services to clients’ objectives, values and constraints. We assist the client in determining his or her appropriate investment and impact objectives, help set reasonable and responsible goals, and design an investment plan that meets the client’s needs.


    Reynders, McVeigh Capital Management LLC. ("Reynders, McVeigh") is a socially responsible investment (“SRI”) management firm that provides tailored investment advice designed to meet clients’ long-term investment objectives. Charlton Reynders, III and Patrick McVeigh founded Reynders, McVeigh on November 21, 2005 on the belief that progressive thinking, rigorous fundamental research, careful portfolio management and social responsibility work together and lead to outperformance. The Firm's clientele include: high net-worth individuals; trusts, estates and charitable organizations; corporations and other businesses; pension and profit sharing plans; and investment companies registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (e.g., mutual funds).

    Rural Dynamics, Inc. Ally Type: Organization
    Great Falls, MT

    Rural Dynamics, Inc.

    Contact Name: Alicia Ayers
    Phone Number:
    Category: Service Provider
    Website: http://ruraldynamics.org/

    Services Offered:


    Rural Investment Corporation (RIC/REAP) Ally Type: Organization
    Lyons, NE

    Rural Investment Corporation (RIC/REAP)

    Contact Name: Jeff Reynolds
    Phone Number: 402-656-3091
    Category: CDFI
    Website: http://www.cfra.org/reap

    Services Offered:

    The Rural Investment Corporation offers financing and technical assistance to small and very small businesses in rural Nebraska. Its affiliate/partner, REAP, provides microenterprise loans (less than $50,000) as well as training and technical assistance, primarily through its Women’s Business Center and Latino Business Center.


    The Rural Investment Corporation (RIC), a Nebraska nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation, is a wholly-owned subsidiary corporation of the Center for Rural Affairs (CfRA). RIC was incorporated in 1997, but was not capitalized until 2011. RIC was certified as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) in 2013. RIC is a lending partner to the Center’s REAP program – the Rural Enterprise Assistance Project – with both organizations sharing a market, staff, facilities, infrastructure and relationships.

    Sequoyah Fund Ally Type: Organization
    Cherokee, NC

    Sequoyah Fund

    Contact Name: Russ Seagle
    Phone Number: 828-259-5001
    Category: CDFI
    Website: http://www.sequoyahfund.org

    Services Offered:

    Start-up loans, small business loans, expansion loans, home improvement loans, small business training, art business training and support, entrepreneurship curriculum development and training (REAL Entrepreneurship).


    Native CDFI providing lending and training to start-ups and existing businesses owned by members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and the seven far-western counties of North Carolina.


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