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

  • Adina Abramowitz
  • Jim Baek
  • Bettina Bergoo
  • Matt Brewster
  • Sheila Cuddy
  • Jason Davis
  • Barbara Eckblad
  • Sean Elder
  • Allison Freighan
  • Eric K. Foster
  • Naomi Fujiki
  • Jerome Garciano
  • Jayne Giles
  • Lori Glass
  • Nicole Granet
  • Jaycee Greene
  • Sheila Greenlaw-Fink
  • Michael Griggs
  • Sandra Griggs
  • Kent Hartzler
  • Lynne Hoey
  • Mary Houghton
  • Dawn Johnson
  • Tina Johnson
  • Mark Kaufman
  • Clifton Kellogg
  • Marsha Krassner
  • Andy Loving
  • Lisa Lowe
  • Margaret Lund
  • Fran Lutz
  • Daniel Lynch
  • Tom Manning
  • Michael McCreless
  • Cyrus McMillan
  • Jane Morgan
  • John Moukad
  • Brian Nagendra
  • Jyothi Narayan
  • Carol Naughton
  • Cheryl Neas
  • Susan Newton-Rhodes
  • Laurie O'Brien
  • Alan Okagaki
  • Paula Planthaber
  • Pam Porter
  • Phebe Quattrucci
  • Mark Regier
  • Gwen Robinson
  • Cliff Rosenthal
  • Helen Scalia
  • Michael Schaaf
  • Laura Schwingel
  • Al Shehadi
  • Sara Stoffers
  • Regan St. Pierre
  • Bryon Stookey
  • Stella Tai
  • Norman E. Taylor
  • Sima Thakkar
  • Stephanie Thomas
  • Emily Tunney
  • Melissa Vachris
  • Mary Vasys
  • Oye Waddell
  • Thomas Washburn
  • Eliza Webb
  • Ravi Yalamanchi
  • Sean Zielenbach
  • Organizations

    Mercy Partnership Fund Ally Type: Organization
    St. Louis, MO

    Mercy Partnership Fund

    Contact Name: Sarah Smith
    Phone Number: (314) 909-4605
    Category: Nonprofit
    Website: https://www.mercyinvestmentservices.org/mercy-partnership-fund.aspx

    Services Offered:

    Mercy Partnership Fund mainly uses loans and deposits to support organizations and projects that advance our objectives. The majority of these investments are through domestic and international intermediaries, such as community development finance institutions, community development credit unions and banks, and mission-oriented funds.

    Description:

    Mercy Partnership Fund, the global community investing program of Mercy Investment Services, provides below-market rate investments to mission-driven organizations and projects that provide high social and environmental impact. Mercy Partnership Fund’s work today builds on a rich legacy of community investing begun by the Sisters of Mercy in the 1970’s when individual Mercy communities across the country began providing loans to local nonprofit organizations and fledgling community loan funds and deposits in newly formed credit unions that were addressing the need for access to affordable financial services in low wealth communities. Indeed, the Sisters of Mercy, along with other religious communities, were among the pioneers in the community investing field, often as the first or an early investor in mission-driven organizations.

    Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers Ally Type: Organization
    Minneapolis, MN

    Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers

    Contact Name: Greg Gramza
    Phone Number: 612-789-7337
    Category: Nonprofit
    Website: http://www.mccdmn.org

    Services Offered:

    MCCD performs three core activities:

    Convening. Through monthly meetings of its Housing Committee, Economic Development Committee, and St. Paul Task Force, MCCD brings together its members to discuss topics of common concerns and share information.

    Public Policy. With the combined expertise of the leading community development organizations, MCCD has become a recognized and respected voice on housing, small business development, and inner-city commercial development. MCCD shapes an annual policy platform and legislative agenda and responds to new program proposals, changes in policy or procedures, and funding changes at the local, state and federal levels.

    Open to Business Program. The Open to Business program helps new and early stage businesses access the technical assistance they need to grow and prosper. MCCD’s experienced team provides the advice and counseling to clients, helping them achieve their entrepreneurial goals.

    MCCD’s also provides small business loans for emerging entrepreneurs who face challenges in accessing the commercial banking system, Many of our borrowers are from low income, minority and new arrival communities. As part of a financing plan, our borrowers can receive help in planning, organizing and managing their businesses. Since 2003, MCCD had loaned over $6.7 million to over 550 entrepreneurs for business start-up or expansion projects.

    Description:

    MCCD is an association of nonprofit community development organizations committed to expanding the wealth and resources of neighborhoods through housing and economic development initiatives. For thirty years, MCCD members have worked together to increase opportunities for the development of quality, community-based projects through collaborative action on public policy issues, loan fund development, public education efforts, and long-term strategic planning. Through these efforts, the organization has demonstrated the effectiveness and efficiencies gained by a shared vision of cooperation.

    MCCD’s strength originates from its diverse membership, which includes organizations specializing in the development of high quality affordable housing, small business development, and workforce development. While the members may work with separate facets of community development, all members seek to direct economic and social resources towards underserved communities. MCCD’s staff help facilitate cooperation and communication among all of its members and advocate on behalf of their work.

    Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) Ally Type: Organization
    San Francisco, CA

    Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA)

    Contact Name: Nathanial Owen
    Phone Number: (415) 282-3334
    Category: Other
    Website: www.medasf.org

    Services Offered:

    Description:

    San Francisco’s Mission District has always been a supportive place for low-income and immigrant Latinos. It’s now one of the most unaffordable neighborhoods in the country. In fact, 8,000 Latinos have been forced from their homes in the last decade — that’s over 25 percent of this community. MEDA is using our 40+ years of experience to keep Latinos and working families in the Mission District and help them thrive. MEDA creates opportunity for habitually underresourced families throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. MEDA is also committed to maintaining the cultural identity and enhancing the resources of the Mission District, as we help every student achieve and every family succeed as the lead agency of the Mission Promise Neighborhood.

    National Community Stabilization Trust Ally Type: Organization
    Washington, DC

    National Community Stabilization Trust

    Contact Name: Robert Grossinger
    Phone Number: 202-223-3237
    Category: Nonprofit
    Website: http://www.stabilizationtrust.org/

    Services Offered:

    Description:

    The National Community Stabilization Trust (NCST) is a non-profit organization that works to restore vacant and abandoned properties to productive use and protect neighborhoods from blight. Our programs facilitate the rehabilitation of vacant but structurally sound homes, enable safe, targeted demolition when necessary, and support creative and productive re-use of vacant land. 

    NCST supports neighborhoods and fights blight through these key activities: 

    • Provide community-based buyers an opportunity to acquire vacant, abandoned and distressed properties as part of a neighborhood revitalization strategy. 
    • Partner with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in their Neighborhood Stabilization Initiative, which offers REO properties to local affordable housing and community development organizations through a special First Look program in strategic markets. 
    • Own and manage a portfolio of highly distressed mortgages through The ReClaim Project, to resolve delinquencies, assist homeowners, and prepare vacant properties for productive disposition. 
    • Work with policymakers and serve as an advocate.

    National Cooperative Bank Ally Type: Organization
    Arlington, VA

    National Cooperative Bank

    Contact Name: Ann Fedorchak
    Phone Number:
    Category: Other
    Website: https://ncb.coop/

    Services Offered:

    Description:

    Neighborhood Housing Services of Baltimore Ally Type: Organization
    Baltimore, MD

    Neighborhood Housing Services of Baltimore

    Contact Name: Dan Ellis
    Phone Number: (410) 327-1200
    Category: CDFI
    Website: http://nhsbaltimore.org

    Services Offered:

    Homeownership counseling, financial capabilities, consumer lending

    Description:

    NHS of Baltimore sparks renewed vitality in neighborhoods by engaging community partners, increasing sustainable homeownership and advancing innovative capital solutions. NHS accomplishes its mission by helping to improve the physical appearance of neighborhoods, stabilizing local real estate markets, and engaging community residents. We provide a clearinghouse of easily accessed information and specialized financial tools for home buyers, rehabbers, and homeowners.

    Neighborhood Housing Services of Richmond, Inc. Ally Type: Organization
    Richmond, VA

    Neighborhood Housing Services of Richmond, Inc.

    Contact Name: Christie Smith
    Phone Number:
    Category: CDFI
    Website: http://www.nhsofr.org/

    Services Offered:

    Description:

    Noah Bank Ally Type: Organization
    Elkins Park, PA

    Noah Bank

    Contact Name: Isaac Shin
    Phone Number: 215.539.8256
    Category: Service Provider
    Website: https://www.noahbank.com

    Services Offered:

    Small Business Loan & Deposit

    Description:

    Noah Bank is headquartered in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, and operates in Asian-American communities in southeastern Pennsylvania, northern New Jersey, and Manhattan and Flushing in New York. The bank originates the majority of small business loans through an SBA program. Noah Bank is an FDIC-insured Minority Depository Institution and became a certified Community Development Financial Institution in 2013. Noah Bank provides a variety of deposit services including checking, savings, money market deposit accounts, and certificates of deposit.

    Northwest Minnesota Foundation Ally Type: Organization
    Bemidji, MN

    Northwest Minnesota Foundation

    Contact Name: Economic Development
    Phone Number: 218.759.2057
    Category: Nonprofit
    Website: http://www.nwmf.org

    Services Offered:

    Services include fund development for individual donors, and community funds, as well as management of numerous student scholarships. Grants to non profits are done in core capacity building projects, capacity building work for early childhood organizations, business 'gap' loan program, business microloan program, site of the Northwest MN Small Business Development Center, sponsorship of the region's business competition called "IDEA Business Competition".

    Description:

    Founded in 1986 as a community foundation, the mission of the Northwest Minnesota Foundation is to invest resources, facilitate collaboration and promote philanthropy to make the twelve county northwest Minnesota area a better place to live and work. The staff of 19 provides a range of services to the region, including fund development, youth conflict and team building, grants to non profit organizations and business loans.

    Nusenda Credit Union Ally Type: Organization
    Albuquerque, NM

    Nusenda Credit Union

    Contact Name: Robin Brule
    Phone Number: 505-889-2527
    Category: CDFI
    Website: http://www.nusenda.org

    Services Offered:

    In additional to traditional financial services, Nusenda Credit Union is committed to seeking out new and innovative programs and services that meet the needs of our member owners, community members, and community partners. Examples of this philosophy include Co-Op Capital and our Financial Capability Curriculum. Co-Op Capital is an innovative financial product offered through Nusenda that changes how low-income entrepreneurs secure capital by establishing new access points and changing the roles of lender and borrower. Nusenda works with trusted member organizations, such as associations or co-ops, to offer microloans to low-income entrepreneurs or those who have difficulty accessing traditional or alternative lending. The program has been highly successful in its launch phase and is positioned to expand. Nusenda Credit Union has taken an innovative and collaborative approach to providing financial capability, training, and workshops for community and non-profit organizations. Nusenda’s financial capability philosophy is to integrate and embed financial capability into existing programming to make it more robust, rather than adding new and more programs. Integrating financial capability into existing systems increases the potential for sustainability, deeper impact, and lasting partnerships.

    Description:

    Since its beginning in 1936, Nusenda Credit Union has operated under a fundamental principle: do well, so that we can do good. This principle has fueled the credit union’s growth from its nine founding members to more than 160,000 member-owners. Nusenda Credit Union believes that giving means more than just writing a check. Our financial and non-monetary contributions are shared with our partner organizations and nonprofits to strengthen and support the needs of the communities where our members live and work. Our unique approach to philanthropy incorporates the “Power of WE” as our members help guide our investments toward five focus areas: Education, Healthcare, the Arts, Environment and Wildlife, Community Services and Support. Nusenda Credit Union has been recognized locally and nationally for the innovative nature of the programs we have created. This commitment to community is focused on improving financial outcomes for our member-owners, our employer group partners, and the larger community.

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