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CDFI Market Conditions 2Q 2014: Report I - Results and Analysis Published October 2014
Issue Date: 2014-10-01

The Opportunity Finance Network CDFI Market Conditions Report is based on a survey of community development financial institutions (CDFIs). Opportunity Finance Network began conducting these surveys in October 2008 to better understand the impacts of tight credit markets and the economic downturn on the opportunity finance industry. Through the first half of 2012, OFN conducted a survey each quarter and published four Market Conditions Reports each year. Beginning in the second half of 2013, OFN has conducted two quarterly surveys each year and published two Market Conditions Reports each year based on second and fourth quarter activity. Each report provides a view of CDFI responses to current market conditions, analysis of regional and primary financing sector differences, and analysis of important trends.

Cost:
FREE

CDFI Market Conditions 2Q 2014: Report II – Detailed Tables Published September 2014
Issue Date: 2014-09-01

The Opportunity Finance Network CDFI Market Conditions Report is based on a survey of community development financial institutions (CDFIs). Opportunity Finance Network began conducting these surveys in October 2008 to better understand the impacts of tight credit markets and the economic downturn on the opportunity finance industry. Through the first half of 2012, OFN conducted a survey each quarter and published four Market Conditions Reports each year. Beginning in the second half of 2013, OFN has conducted two quarterly surveys each year and published two Market Conditions Reports each year based on second and fourth quarter activity. Each report provides a view of CDFI responses to current market conditions, analysis of regional and primary financing sector differences, and analysis of important trends.

Cost:
FREE

2013 CDFI State Legislation and Advocacy Report
Issue Date: 2014-07-30

The Opportunity Finance Network is proud to offer our 2013 State Legislation and Advocacy Report, an annual snapshot of state legislative action, policy and industry advocacy influencing the operating environment of CDFIs. With the ever-increasing fiscal pressure on states, governors and legislatures are seeking non-governmental solutions that address poverty, create jobs and improve communities.

CDFIs provide one solution to these challenges, extending private capital and investment to people in low-wealth and low-income communities that mainstream finance does not adequately serve. CDFIs have emerged as a promising channel in a growing number of areas ranging from education to health care to food production and distribution, in addition to housing and small business finance.

States have been incubators of innovation for the opportunity finance industry by providing tax credits, access to capital and opening access to existing programs, allowing CDFIs to broaden their economic impact. CDFIs have also become powerful policy advocates, educating executive and legislative branch decision-makers about the impact these investments make in the lives of real people and their communities.

As CDFIs continue to raise their profile at the state level, there is great potential to develop and promote public policies that create an operating environment where CDFIs can create products and services meeting the needs of their communities, and further serve other distressed populations and geographies. As you will read throughout the report, CDFIs are working together and collaborating on a broad scale and states are working to create programs to support the work of CDFIs, fostering an operating environment that provides many opportunities for collaboration.

OFN’s 2013 State Legislation and Advocacy Report provides CDFIs and policymakers state-level data and information about successful CDFI policy initiatives. This report includes legislative summaries of opportunity finance legislation introduced in the 2013 session, analysis of legislative trends, coalition building efforts in Colorado, New York, and South Carolina, information about recovery efforts in the Mid-Atlantic after Superstorm Sandy, and an update on CDFI access to State Small Business Credit Initiative.

We also share success stories of our Members as examples of how they influence CDFI state policies and programs. We hope you will use the 2013 State Legislation and Advocacy Report as a resource to engage in policy and advocacy at your state capitol and work with the Opportunity Finance Network and our Members to support opportunity. For all.

Cost:
FREE

Six Lessons Learned from Create Jobs for USA
Issue Date: 2014-05-05

"Six Lessons Learned from Create Jobs for USA,” provides an overview of results of Create Jobs for USA, a successful initiative launched in November 2011 by Starbucks and Opportunity Finance Network to help address the jobs crisis.

The first in a series of three reports about Create Jobs for USA, this publication shares the lessons learned from the initiative.

By publishing this series, we hope to demonstrate the successful collaboration of many partners, and how community lenders are contributing to solving the jobs crisis in the U.S. by creating and retaining jobs in underserved urban, rural, and native communities.

We’d like to thank Member CDFIs who participated in this initiative and helped make it a success. We appreciate your participation: your work to create and retain jobs and to tell the story of CDFIs and the community businesses they serve gave meaning to the effort and helped create or retain more than 5,000 American jobs. We’re also grateful for the strong corporate leadership of Starbucks, without whose vision, leadership, and support this initiative wouldn’t have been possible.

Cost:
FREE

CDFI Market Conditions 4Q 2013: Report I - Results and Analysis Published April 2014
Issue Date: 2014-04-15

The Opportunity Finance Network CDFI Market Conditions Report is based on a survey of community
development financial institutions (CDFIs). Opportunity Finance Network began conducting these surveys
in October 2008 to better understand the impacts of tight credit markets and the economic downturn on
the opportunity finance industry. Through the first half of 2012, OFN conducted a survey each quarter
and published four Market Conditions Reports each year. Beginning in the second half of 2013, OFN has
conducted two quarterly surveys each year and published two Market Conditions Reports each year
based on second and fourth quarter activity. Each report provides a view of CDFI responses to current
market conditions, analysis of regional and primary financing sector differences, and analysis of important
trends.
Cost:
FREE

CDFI Market Conditions 4Q 2013: Report II – Detailed Tables Published April 2014
Issue Date: 2014-04-15

The Opportunity Finance Network CDFI Market Conditions Report is based on a survey of community
development financial institutions (CDFIs). Opportunity Finance Network began conducting these surveys
in October 2008 to better understand the impacts of tight credit markets and the economic downturn on
the opportunity finance industry. Through the first half of 2012, OFN conducted a survey each quarter
and published four Market Conditions Reports each year. Beginning in the second half of 2013, OFN has
conducted two quarterly surveys each year and published two Market Conditions Reports each year
based on second and fourth quarter activity. Each report provides a view of CDFI responses to current
market conditions, analysis of regional and primary financing sector differences, and analysis of important
trends.
Cost:
FREE

Partnerships for Community Impact: Higher Education and CDFIs Working Together
Issue Date: 2014-03-24

This report highlights five examples of higher education-CDFI partnership, involving projects in Philadelphia (TRF and LaSalle University), Chicago (IFF and University of Chicago), Durham, N.C. (Self-Help and Duke University); New Orleans (Hope and Delgado Community College), and multiple communities in North Carolina (LCCU and University of Virginia).

Cost:
FREE

Principles in Community Development Lending and Proposals for Key Federal Support
Issue Date: 2014-03-05

Written in 1994 by OFN CEO and President Mark Pinsky, this report on the CDFI industry is relevant today. It describes the impact the still-young field had already accomplished, as well as how CDFIs could play a lead role in a federally-assisted community development lending program.

Cost:
FREE

CDFI Market Conditions 2Q 2013: Report I - Results and Analysis Published January 2014
Issue Date: 2014-01-29

The Opportunity Finance Network CDFI Market Conditions Report is based on a survey of community
development financial institutions (CDFIs). Opportunity Finance Network began conducting these surveys
in October 2008 to better understand the impacts of tight credit markets and the economic downturn on
the opportunity finance industry. Through the first half of 2012, OFN conducted a survey each quarter
and published four Market Conditions Reports each year. Beginning in the second half of 2013, OFN has
conducted two quarterly surveys each year and published two Market Conditions Reports each year
based on second and fourth quarter activity. Each report provides a view of CDFI responses to current
market conditions, analysis of regional and primary financing sector differences, and analysis of important
trends.
Cost:
FREE

CDFI Market Conditions 2Q 2013: Report II – Detailed Tables Published January 2014
Issue Date: 2014-01-28

The Opportunity Finance Network CDFI Market Conditions Report is based on a survey of community
development financial institutions (CDFIs). Opportunity Finance Network began conducting these surveys
in October 2008 to better understand the impacts of tight credit markets and the economic downturn on
the opportunity finance industry. Through the first half of 2012, OFN conducted a survey each quarter
and published four Market Conditions Reports each year. Beginning in the second half of 2013, OFN has
conducted two quarterly surveys each year and published two Market Conditions Reports each year
based on second and fourth quarter activity. Each report provides a view of CDFI responses to current
market conditions, analysis of regional and primary financing sector differences, and analysis of important
trends.
Cost:
FREE

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