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



  • Tony Abraham
  • Douglas Adair
  • Joaquin Altoro
  • Bruce Bryant
  • Adian Chorley
  • Sheila Cuddy
  • Elizabeth Derringer
  • Catherine Dolan
  • Eric Foster
  • Anne Geggie
  • Shelia Greenlaw-Fink
  • Timothy Johnson
  • Mary Ellen Judah
  • Jeff Kelly
  • Kendra Key
  • Marsha Krassner
  • Lisa Lowe
  • Margaret Lund
  • Elaine Magil
  • Tom Manning
  • Dre McCray
  • 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
  • Lisa Wright
  • Sean Zielenbach
  • Organizations

    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.

    SERCAP, Inc. Ally Type: Organization
    Roanoke, VA

    SERCAP, Inc.

    Contact Name: Michael Haas
    Phone Number: 540.589.0480
    Category: Other
    Website: http://www.sercap.org

    Services Offered:

    Community Development


    Seton Enablement Fund Ally Type: Organization
    Mount St. Joseph, OH

    Seton Enablement Fund

    Contact Name: Patricia Wittberg
    Phone Number: 513-347-5466
    Category: Other
    Website: http://www.srcharitycinti.org/enablement.htm

    Services Offered:

    Low-interest, 5-year loans up to $150,000.


    The Mission of the Seton Enablement Fund is to assist the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity in living its Mission by providing loans and investments to community-based organizations that may not qualify for conventional financing as they serve the social justice needs of people living in poverty.

    Seven Sisters Community Development Group, LLC Ally Type: Organization
    Jupiter, FL

    Seven Sisters Community Development Group, LLC

    Contact Name: Joanna Donohoe
    Phone Number: 561.762.8237
    Category: Consultant
    Website: http://www.7sistersconsulting.com

    Services Offered:

    Coaching, coalition building, facilitation, organizational capacity building, training and technical assistance, strategic planning


    Seven Sisters Community Development Group, LLC is a national, for-profit consulting firm that offers culturally relevant and innovative strategies, services, and products that support systemic change. Our team of community development specialists brings a broad range of experience to our work. We plan, develop, and implement client-driven strategies. We collaborate, partner, and consult with local nonprofit organizations, national intermediaries, coalitions, government agencies, housing authorities, lenders, private sector entities, community development financial institutions (CDFIs), and philanthropies. The cornerstones of our work include: asset building, coaching, coalition building, curriculum development, customized training, evaluation, facilitation, financial capability, organizational capacity building, policy advocacy, and strategic planning.

    Southeast Economic Development Fund, Inc. Ally Type: Organization
    Park Hills, MO

    Southeast Economic Development Fund, Inc.

    Contact Name: Keri McCrorey
    Phone Number:
    Category: CDFI
    Website: http://semodevelopment.org/

    Services Offered:


    The Eckblad Group Ally Type: Organization
    Madison, WI

    The Eckblad Group

    Contact Name: Barbara Eckblad
    Phone Number: 262-707-6313
    Category: Service Provider
    Website: http://www.theeckbladgroup.com

    Services Offered:

    Consultant to the CDFI industry on organizational development, Aeris review evaluation and assistance, loan fund analysis, TA, support in attaining CDFI certification


    The Eckblad Group is a specialized advisory firm with expertise in helping CDFIs, micro-finance institutions, and economic development organizations fulfill their important missions. Our own mission-driven organization helps those that empower small businesses and entrepreneurs who are otherwise under-served, under-banked, and/or undervalued. While we offer a range of services, The Eckblad Group’s reputation is built on its specific expertise in financial performance, compliance and preparation for Aeris™ assessments. Our collective background includes senior level experience in the development, growth, and sustainability of CDFI organizations.

    The Feighan Team Ally Type: Organization
    Washington, DC

    The Feighan Team

    Contact Name: Alison Feighan
    Phone Number:
    Category: Service Provider
    Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alison-feighan-3227598/

    Services Offered:

    strategic government relations, advocacy, organizing, lobbying


    On April 1, 2015 I launched The Feighan Team (TFT, Inc.), a woman-owned government relations firm dedicated to empowering community development organizations, non-profit institutions and coalitions by providing tactical policy advice, legislative guidance, and the advocacy tools that organizations need to influence policy decisions and impact the legislative process in Washington.

    TFT, Inc. takes a team approach to its work. By becoming an extension of an organization’s professional team we help clients amplify their policy voice in Washington. TFT , Inc. is committed to demystify the political and legislative process and empowering clients to be effective advocates who can educate and influence policy makers - including Members of Congress, congressional staff, White House officials and federal agency staff.

    The Food Trust Ally Type: Organization
    Philadelphia, PA

    The Food Trust

    Contact Name: Caroline Harries
    Phone Number: 215-575-0444
    Category: Nonprofit
    Website: http://thefoodtrust.org

    Services Offered:

    The Food Trust provides consulting services to help public and private organizations promote good nutrition and increase access to nutritious foods. Partners throughout the United States and internationally benefit from the organization's deep knowledge base and to replicate our successful, innovative programs and policies to expand access to healthy, affordable food for all. We contract directly with federal, state, local, commercial and nonprofit entities on a wide variety of healthy food access programs and policy initiatives, ranging from provision of technical assistance to consulting support for larger programs and federal public health initiatives. We are a certified subcontractor on several major federal contracts with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    The Food Trust's consulting services include:

    • Strategic planning
    • Program/policy design, implementation and evaluation
    • Comprehensive community food assessments and
    • GIS mapping Customized training, webinars, reports and presentations
    • Technical assistance (TA)

    Our expertise includes programs and policies regarding:

    • Healthy food retail in supermarkets, corner stores, chain convenience stores and rural grocery stores
    • Healthy food incentives
    • Food distribution systems
    • Healthcare/food system linkages and health equity
    • Farmers market
    •  Farm to school and farm to institution
    • Early childhood nutrition education and preschool initiative


    The Food Trust's mission is to ensure that everyone has access to affordable, nutritious food and information to make healthy decisions. Working with neighborhoods, schools, grocers, farmers and policymakers, we've developed a comprehensive approach to improved food access that combines nutrition education and greater availability of affordable, healthy food.

    The Real Estate Council Community Fund Ally Type: Organization
    Dallas, TX

    The Real Estate Council Community Fund

    Contact Name: Maggie Parker
    Phone Number: 214.692.3600
    Category: CDFI
    Website: http://www.recouncil.com/communityfund

    Services Offered:

    TREC Community Fund offers a wide range of financing products including predevelopment loans, subordinate debt, construction loans, capital campaign bridge loans, and participation loans with other financial institutions.


    TREC Community Fund provides access to capital for commercial real estate projects in low-income areas of Dallas and Collin Counties. We work with nonprofits, social enterprises and for-profit developers to support a vision for redeveloping their community.


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