Opportunity finance news, stories, and voices



/ December 5, 2016 / Jobs

As part of the Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI), the Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Business-Cooperative Service recently announced they are inviting CDFIs to submit applications to serve as the HFFI National Fund Manager.

Full Article

Lindsay Li / July 8, 2016 / Newswire

This week, the House approved FY2017 Funding for the CDFI Fund, including a defeat of the Marino-Duffy Amendment, preserving $250MM for the CDFI Fund.

Full Article

Lindsay Li / June 30, 2016 / Newswire

This week the CSH was named as a supporter of the White House’s Data Driven Justice Initiative. Mercy Loan Fund hit a major milestone. VEDC shows support for small businesses in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York through their National African American Small Business Loan Fund.

Full Article

Lindsay Li / June 23, 2016 / Jobs

Since opening in 1972, Minneapolis’ Seward Community Cooperative has been on a steady growth path. What launched with a few working volunteers has expanded to boast nearly 15,000 owners and 400 employees across multiple locations in the city.

Full Article

Lindsay Li / May 6, 2016 / Newswire

This week, $22.3 million was distributed to CDFIs to support diverse-owned small businesses, Native business owners in South Dakota got a boost, a land trust launched in Boston, and more!

Full Article