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

  • 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

    Virginia Foodshed Capital Ally Type: Organization
    Charlottesville, VA

    Virginia Foodshed Capital

    Contact Name: Michael Reilly
    Phone Number: (434) 409-0053
    Category: CDFI
    Website: https://foodcap.org/

    Services Offered:

    micolending and technical assistance for farms and food enterprises

    Description:

    Virginia Foodshed Capital provides financial stewardship for small-to-mid-scale organically run farms and food enterprises throughout Virginia, including both urban and rural areas. We do this through a 0% revolving microloan fund. It’s for farmers and food enterprises that need capital and are dedicated to using resilient, eco-friendly practices that produce healthy, nutritious food for our local communities. In conjunction with our loan fund, we also provide technical assistance to our clients and ongoing financial and business training for farms and food enterprises throughout Virginia.

    Warner, Norcross & Judd, LLP Ally Type: Organization
    Grand Rapids, MI

    Warner, Norcross & Judd, LLP

    Contact Name: Timothy Horner
    Phone Number:
    Category: Service Provider
    Website: http://www.wnj.com/

    Services Offered:

    Description:

    Washington Community Reinvestment Association Ally Type: Organization
    Seattle, WA

    Washington Community Reinvestment Association

    Contact Name: Susan Duren
    Phone Number: (206) 292-2922
    Category: CDFI
    Website: http://wcra.net/

    Services Offered:

    Description:

    In 1990, a group of Washington financial institutions joined together to create a consortium devoted to multifamily, affordable housing. Their goal was to generate a revolving, shared-risk loan pool that would provide a renewable source of permanent financing. In addition, they were looking for a way to reduce and control administrative costs, develop and share expertise in the specialized underwriting and lending functions of affordable and special needs housing and otherwise assist member financial institutions in meeting the community development needs of their communities. Under the leadership of Gerry Cameron, then US Bank of Washington President, the group contracted with The Development Fund (a nonprofit organization that develops innovative model programs in affordable housing) and set to work. Over the next few months, a Task Force representing 19 financial institutions met to analyze housing needs across the State, plan the structure, operations and lending products of the new organization and prepare the first operating budget. The Washington Community Reinvestment Association opened its doors in February of 1992, with 35 member institutions and a $75 million loan pool. At that time, a lack of permanent financing was placing many multi-family affordable projects in jeopardy of losing their federal low income tax credit subsidies. This was clearly an area of immediate need and became WCRA’s first target market. Current membership includes 31 financial institutions and the WCRA offers an array of lending and bond products, including both housing and real estate-based economic development projects. The original loan pool has been enhanced through the creation of two additional lending pools which raise the WCRA lending capacity to approximately $117 million. In 2003, WCRA partnered with the Washington State Housing Finance Commission (WSHFC) to create the Capital Plus! program. At inception the WSHFC entrusted WCRA with $3 million in Program Investment Funds (PIF). Capital Plus! provides both real estate and equipment lending to nonprofits whose focus is on providing services to low-income groups and/or special needs populations. This revolving loan pool has grown to $11.5 million today; all loan transactions are $750,000 and under. The approximately 39 projects funded through Capital Plus! since 2003 include community gardening for at-risk youth in Olympia, senior housing in rural Stevens County, a community center for disabled adults in Whatcom County, supportive housing in Thurston County, a shelter and transitional housing for domestic violence victims in Cowlitz and Jefferson counties, respectively, and seasonal farmworker housing in Mesa. As of September 30, 2018, the WCRA has funded and committed over $300 million in loans representing almost 11,326 units of housing and over 221,000 square feet of economic development project space. We have now provided financing for affordable rental housing in 34 of 39 counties in Washington, amounting to 87% coverage of the state, and benefiting 99 communities.

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