OFN Ally Locator

  • OFN Allies actively support OFN’s mission and the important

  • work we do on behalf of the opportunity finance industry.

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Individuals

INDIVIDUALS

  • Frieda Adu-Brempong
  • Christina Anthony
  • Diana Anzaldua
  • Dawanda Asberry
  • Jeremy Avins
  • Matt Brewster
  • Jon Brownell
  • Walter Burlack
  • Catherine Burnett
  • Beehuei Chang
  • Michelle Chapman
  • Andrew Cooke
  • Theresa Cole
  • Alane Dent
  • Barbara Eckblad
  • Jed Emerson
  • David Fehrenbacher
  • Sandy Fernandez
  • Diana Gallardo
  • Jerome Garciano
  • Scott Geller
  • Jayne Giles
  • Jodine Gordon
  • Peter Gray
  • Sheila Greenlaw-Fink
  • Michael Griggs
  • Sandra Griggs
  • Alan Harris
  • Laurie Harris
  • Rob Hammock
  • Tracy Janowicz
  • Dawn Johnson
  • Tina Johnson
  • Kim LaFranchi
  • Bryan Lee
  • Retha Leno
  • Anne Lufkin
  • Margaret Lund
  • Fran Lutz
  • Elaine Magil
  • Tom Manning
  • Ritesh Mantravadi
  • Michael McCreless
  • Tracy McMillan
  • Erica Mills
  • Ray Mendoza
  • John Moukad
  • Brian Nagendra
  • Carol Naughton
  • David Noble
  • Laurie O'Brien
  • Francis Onukwue
  • Brian Payne
  • Paula Planthaber
  • Pam Porter
  • Emilee Powell
  • Phebe Quattrucci
  • Terrence Ratigan
  • Mark Regier
  • Kathy Rock
  • Cliff Rosenthal
  • Michael Schaaf
  • Martin Schuh
  • Todd Sears
  • Mohna Shah
  • Al Shehadi
  • Regan St. Pierre
  • Teleange' Thomas
  • Mary Vasys
  • Barbara Vohryzek
  • Lisa Wagner
  • Thomas Washburn
  • Marcella Willis
  • Ted Yoch
  • Sean Zielenbach
  • Organizations

    CDFI Friendly America Ally Type: Organization
    Philadelphia, PA

    CDFI Friendly America

    Contact Name: Adina Abramowitz
    Phone Number: (215) 360-9483
    Category: Consultant
    Website: https://www.cdfifriendlyamerica.com/

    Services Offered:

    Consulting services to small cities to set up CDFI Friendly communities, including Assessment, Education & Organizing, Business Planning, and Implementation.

    Description:

    CDFI Friendly America is bringing CDFIs and communities together to benefit underserved people and places across the United States. And we are connecting flexible, affordable financing with vital investments — in small businesses, in affordable housing, in healthy foods — creating more opportunity for all. We help community, civic, business, philanthropic, financial, and public leaders learn how to attract and use CDFI financing. And then we help them build and implement strategies that create new opportunities.

    Ceniarth Ally Type: Organization
    Palm Beach, FL

    Ceniarth

    Contact Name: Greg Neichen
    Phone Number: 510.484.3581
    Category: Other
    Website: http://www.ceniarthllc.com/

    Services Offered:

    Ceniarth primarily engages in rural, marginalized regions in sectors such as community development finance, agriculture, energy, and financial inclusion.

    Description:

    Ceniarth is a single-family office focused on impact-first investments that benefit under-served communities.

    Center for Impact Finance, UNH- Carsey School of Public Policy Ally Type: Organization
    Durham, NH

    Center for Impact Finance, UNH- Carsey School of Public Policy

    Contact Name: Michael Swack
    Phone Number: 603.862.2821
    Category: Other
    Website: https://carsey.unh.edu/

    Services Offered:

    eudcational opportunities

    Description:

    The Carsey School is nationally recognized for research, policy education, and bringing people together for thoughtful dialogue to address important societal challenges. To its core, the Carsey School is about making positive change. Our research is rigorous and actionable. Our students gain the skills to start and build impactful careers, learning from both leading scholars and leading practitioners in policy, community development, and public management. Our faculty and staff engage communities, advise policymakers, and convene public discussions.

    CNote Ally Type: Organization
    Oakland, CA

    CNote

    Contact Name: Yuliya Tarasava
    Phone Number: 415.881.0600
    Category: Other
    Website: www.mycnote.com

    Services Offered:

    Capital Intermediary

    Description:

    CNote is a women-led impact investment platform and capital intermediary that uses technology to unlock new capital sources for our partner CDFIs. CNote works with investors of all sizes from individual retail investors to large corporations like Mastercard, empowering them to invest in community development across America through CDFIs. Founded in 2016, CNote's mission is to help close the wealth gap and we believe getting more investor capital into top-performing CDFIs is one of the best ways to address the growing inequality we see in America.

    CommonGoals Software Ally Type: Organization
    Prescott, Ontario, Canada,

    CommonGoals Software

    Contact Name: Scott Rowat
    Phone Number: 613.925.1265
    Category: Other
    Website: http://www.commongoals.com/

    Services Offered:

    Description:

    CommonGoals Software has provided innovative software solutions and services to Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) for over 25 years.  Our flagship product, TEA 10 is used by CDFIs throughout the US providing efficiencies in Loan Origination, Servicing, Reporting and overall portfolio management.

    CommonGoals Software has recently developed several new products including a highly configurable Loan Application Portal, Online Client Portal, CRM integrations including Salesforce as well as a complete redesign of our core system which will migrate to a fully web-based platform.

    Community Development Resources Ally Type: Organization
    Lincoln, NE

    Community Development Resources

    Contact Name: Jeff Breunig
    Phone Number: 402.436.2387
    Category: Nonprofit
    Website: http://www.cdr-nebraska.org

    Services Offered:

    Loans, Technical Assistance, SBA 504 Loan Guaranties

    Description:

    Community Development Resources (CDR) is a non-profit lender and supplier of Technical Assistance to Micro- and Small businesses in the State of Nebraska.  CDR is a CDC and in the SBA 504 loan program.

     

    CornerSquare Community Capital Ally Type: Organization
    Raleigh, NC

    CornerSquare Community Capital

    Contact Name: Armeer Kenchen
    Phone Number: 919.695.7189
    Category: Nonprofit
    Website: https://www.cornersquare.org/

    Services Offered:

    Provide capital for banks & CDFIs to work with borrowers

    Description:

    CornerSquare Community Capital is a long-term, sustainable solution to support CDFIs working with small businesses at the local level. By purchasing a portion of loans made by a CDFI to historically underserved entrepreneurs, CornerSquare will enable the participating CDFIs to increase their lending capacity with their existing capital, ultimately expanding their reach and support to more small businesses in their operating areas. Participating CDFIs should see their own capacity increase by at least 25 percent in the coming years as a direct result of this program.



    CornerSquare Community Capital will initially focus on CDFIs located the following: North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Indiana, Texas, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Washington D.C.

    Craftsman Technology Group Ally Type: Organization
    Boston, MA

    Craftsman Technology Group

    Contact Name: Bruce Cortis
    Phone Number: 617.467.9950
    Category: Service Provider
    Website: http://www.craftsmantech.com

    Services Offered:

    Systems assessment; Salesforce deployment, enhancement + support; Salesforce training

    Description:

    Craftsman Technology Group builds, enhances and supports systems for CDFIs and other mission-driven lenders. We leverage Salesforce.com to bring align technology with strategy. Craftsman is a Salesforce.org Impact Partner and OFN Ally.

    Credit Builders Alliance Ally Type: Organization
    Washington, DC

    Credit Builders Alliance

    Contact Name: Dara Duguay
    Phone Number: (202) 730-9390
    Category: Nonprofit
    Website: https://www.creditbuildersalliance.org/

    Services Offered:

    Description:

    Credit Builders Alliance (CBA) is an innovative national nonprofit network dedicated to building the capacity of a diverse and growing network of hundreds of nonprofits across sthe country. CBA was created by and for our nonprofit members as a bridge to the modern credit reporting system to help millions of individuals with poor or not credit participate in the mainstream financial system by building credit.

    CU Strategic Planning Ally Type: Organization
    Tacoma, WA

    CU Strategic Planning

    Contact Name: Stacy Augustine
    Phone Number: 253.200.0418
    Category: Consultant
    Website: https://www.creditunionstrategicplanning.com/

    Services Offered:

    Credit Union CDFI Certification, Credit Union CDFI Grant Application, Credit Union Community Development Consulting, Credit Union Grant Reporting

    Description:

    CU Strategic Planning works with credit unions to help them become certified as a CDFI, apply for CDFI grants, and comply with CDFI grant and certification reporting requirements. We help credit unions become better, more authentic CDFIs by assisting credit unions in embracing their cooperative roots and better understanding the CDFI business model.



    -CDFI certification

    -CDFI grant writing

    -CDFI compliance reporting

    -Strategic planning with a focus on credit unions serving low income markets

    -Product, partnership and policy consulting

    -Loan growth consulting

    -CDFI staff training

    -Participatory action research helping credit unions understand the needs of their markets

    -Nonprofit network services for those credit unions wishing to apply for grants only available to 501(c)(3) nonprofits

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