Opportunity finance news, stories, and voices

Lindsay Li / November 11, 2015 / Voices

Detroit, MI, November 12, 2015 (CDFI Connect)—Today, Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) honored Moises Loza, executive director of Housing Assistance Council (HAC), with its 2015 Ned Gramlich Award for Responsible Finance at the annual OFN Conference. Loza is a longtime advocate of justice and social equality with extensive experience serving populations with a high need for affordable housing in regions such as Indian country, the Mississippi Delta, the Southwest border Colonias, and Appalachia.

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Lindsay Li / November 9, 2015 / Voices

Detroit, MI, November 10, 2015 (CDFI Connect)—This week Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) hosts the annual OFN Conference in Detroit, MI. With more than 1,200 CDFI practitioners, funders, investors, and policy makers in attendance, a high-quality, practitioner-driven curriculum, strategic dialogues, and incredible networking opportunities, the 2015 OFN Conference is the largest and most influential gathering in the industry.

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Lindsay Li / November 6, 2015 / Voices

Detroit, MI, November 10, 2015 (CDFI Connect)—This week Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) hosts the annual OFN Conference in Detroit, MI. With more than 1,200 CDFI practitioners, funders, investors, and policy makers in attendance, a high-quality, practitioner-driven curriculum, strategic dialogues, and incredible networking opportunities, the 2015 OFN Conference is the largest and most influential gathering in the industry. This year’s theme is Opportunity. Made in America. With Detroit as the host city, it has never been more apparent than today that CDFIs and CDFI allies, like The Kresge Foundation, are a large part of shaping that opportunity.

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Lindsay Li / November 6, 2015 / Voices

November 4, 2015 (CDFI Connect)—On Monday, Wells Fargo and OFN announced the launch of the Wells Fargo Works for Small Business®: Diverse Community Capital program.

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Lindsay Li / July 22, 2015 / Voices

NEW YORK, July 23 2015 (CDFI Connect)—Nominations for the second annual Small Business Leader Award for Mission-Driven Lenders are open until July 27. Pat MacKrell, president and CEO of last year’s award recipient, New York Business Development Corporation (NYBDC) discusses how the 2014 Small Business Leader Award impacts his small business.

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