OFN Ally Locator

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

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

Ally Locator

Individuals

INDIVIDUALS

  • Tony Abraham
  • Douglas Adair
  • Joaquin Altoro
  • Adian Chorley
  • Sheila Cuddy
  • Catherine Dolan
  • Eric Foster
  • Shelia Greenlaw-Fink
  • Mary Houghton
  • Timothy Johnson
  • Mary Ellen Judah
  • Jeff Kelly
  • Kendra Key
  • Marsha Krassner
  • Margaret Lund
  • Francis Lutz
  • Elaine Magil
  • Tom Manning
  • Jerry McGaughy
  • Robert McKean
  • George Mensah
  • John Moukad
  • Jyothi Narayan
  • Cheryl Neas
  • Susan Newton-Rhodes
  • Paula Planthaber
  • Phebe Quattrucci
  • Denise Rinear
  • David Roddick
  • Cliff Rosenthal
  • Helen Scalia
  • Travis Stegall
  • Michael Sullivan
  • Norman E. Taylor
  • Sima Thakkar
  • Rosa Rios Valdez
  • Jennifer Vasiloff
  • Mary Vasys
  • Sridevi (Shree) Veeramachaneni
  • Stacie Whisonant
  • Sean Zielenbach
  • Organizations

    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:

    Native American Bank Ally Type: Organization
    Denver, CO

    Native American Bank

    Contact Name: Thomas Ogaard
    Phone Number: 303-988-2727
    Category: Service Provider
    Website: http://nabna.com/

    Services Offered:

    Financial services

    Description:

    Through collaboration, provide access to financial services for Alaska Native and Native American communities creating economic independence, development and sustainability.

    At Native American Bank, our primary mission is the assist Native American and Alaskan Native individuals, enterprises and governments to reach their goals by providing affordable and flexible banking and financial services.

    To accomplish this, we concentrate on pooling Indian economic resources to increase Indian economic independence by fostering a climate of self-determination in investment, job creation and sustainable economic growth.

    Native American Development Corporation Ally Type: Organization
    Billings, MT

    Native American Development Corporation

    Contact Name: Luke Robinson
    Phone Number: (406) 259-3804
    Category: Service Provider
    Website: http://www.nadc-nabn.org

    Services Offered:

    NADC offers small business loans and an equity-like loan products. The purpose of our work is to create jobs for Native American people and to help create and sustain Native-owned businesses in order to develop and strengthen Native communities/economies.

    Description:

    A hub for American Indian businesses, NADC provides technical assistance, financial lending opportunities, and champions small businesses and tribes in order to empower Indian communities toward economic and social stability.

    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:

    Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida Ally Type: Organization
    Miami, FL

    Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida

    Contact Name: David Belnap
    Phone Number: 305-751-5511
    Category: Nonprofit
    Website: https://nhssf.org/

    Services Offered:

    Homebuyer Education, Real Estate Sales, Real Estate Development, Community Development, Lending

    Description:

    Established in 1978, NHSSF is a private 501(c)(3)  non-profit neighborhood revitalization organization committed to helping homeowners and strengthening neighborhoods. We build empowered communities, revitalize neighborhoods and create affordable housing opportunities through our home buyer education, foreclosure prevention, housing development and lending services in South Florida.

    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.

    Oklahoma Assistive Technology Foundation Ally Type: Organization
    Stillwater, OK

    Oklahoma Assistive Technology Foundation

    Contact Name: Natalie Rohwer
    Phone Number: 405.252.1012
    Category: Service Provider
    Website: http://www.okatfoundation.org/

    Services Offered:

    Assistive Technology acquisition for Oklahomans with disabilities through financial loans and financial education

    Description:

    The Oklahoma Assistive Technology Foundation (OkAT) assists Oklahomans with disabilities in getting the assistive technology or durable medical equipment they need. OkAT was incorporated in 2001 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. OkAT's primary mission is to improve access to and acquisition of assistive technology for individuals with disabilities of all ages. Assistive Technology (AT) is any item, device, or piece of equipment used to maintain or improve a person's capabilities, allowing them to function independently in recreation, education, employment, and daily living activities.

    OkAT provides AT through the following services: Financial loans for assistive technology and employment Smoke alarms and alert equipment for the hearing impaired.

    These services are provided in partnership with Oklahoma ABLE Tech. If you need any information on this website in additional formats, please contact our staff at staff@okatfoundation.org or call 800.257.1705 (v/tty).

    Oportun Ally Type: Organization
    Redwood City, CA

    Oportun

    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.

    Description:

    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

    Prosperity Now Ally Type: Organization
    Washington, DC

    Prosperity Now

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

    Services Offered:

    Description:

    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.

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