For over a decade, CDFIs have worked to improve equity in access to healthy food and economic opportunity in urban and rural communities nationwide. This year, with support from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Reinvestment Fund is pleased to share news of the availability of $1.8 million in financial and technical assistance for healthy food retail projects through the national Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI).
In October, I joined some members of the OFN Financial Services team (Lisa Wright, Senior Vice President, Financial Services; and Max Gritzuk, Vice President, Financial Services;) to visit our Member, Southern Bancorp & Southern Bancorp Commu
Today, we’re highlighting CNote, an OFN partner that leverages financial technology to remove some of the barriers to investing in community development. Co-founded by two women, the Oakland-based firm serves as an innovative capital source for CDFIs by unlocking retail and other non-traditional investment dollars.
OFN announced that Nancy O. Andrews, a revered community development leader for more than 40 years, has been named the recipient of the 2018 Ned Gramlich Lifetime Achievement Award for Responsible Finance. The annual Award is inspired by Former Federal Reserve Governor Ned Gramlich and is the highest individual honor in the CDFI industry