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The CDFI Data Project (CDP), an industry collaborative that produces data about community development financial institutions (CDFIs) and is managed by Opportunity Finance Network, has just released a new version of the popular publication Community Development Financial Institutions: Providing Capital, Building Communities, Creating Impact . The publication analyzes fiscal year (FY) 2007 data from 508 CDFIs. In FY 2007, CDFIs in this study invested $5.3 billion and had a net charge-off ratio of 0.55%, which compares favorably to the net charge-off ratio of 0.59% for all FDIC insured financial institutions. The publication is ...
(CDCU), a community development loan fund (CDLF), a community development venture capital fund (CDVC), a microenterprise development loan fund, or a community development corporation . CDFIs are certified by the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) at the U.S. Department of the Treasury , which provides funds to CDFIs through a variety of programs. The CDFI fund and the legal concept of CDFIs were established by the Reigle Community Development and Regulatory Improvement Act of 1994. Broadly speaking, a CDFI is defined as a financial institution that: has a primary mission of community development , ...
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Opportunity Finance Network
Opportunity Finance Network (OFN), formerly the National Community Development Loan Fund, is the leading network of private financial intermediaries identifying and investing in opportunities to benefit low income and low wealth people in the U.S.  OFN members include community loan funds, community development financial institutions (CDFIs), community banks and credit unions. OFN’s vision is “a world where all people experience social, economic, and political justice and so have the opportunity to act in the best interests of their communities, themselves, and future generations. Our mission is to lead the opportunity finance ... market research, surveys and trends


CDFI Market Conditions Survey
The Opportunity Finance Network CDFI Market Conditions Report is a quarterly ..... Medium: $10 million to $50 million in assets (38 CDFIs) .... Seventy-six percent or more of CDFIs in all size categories are seeking new grant funding. ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Capital Magnet Fund
2009, 100 percent of the 398.25 million in GSE contributions is diverted to reimburse ... About Opportunity Finance Network: Opportunity Finance Network, ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Opportunity Finance Network Names Jennifer Vasiloff New Executive Vice ...
Jennifer Vasiloff has been a driving force behind advocacy efforts for CDFIs at both the grassroots and national level for a decade, says Mark Pinsky, President & CEO of Opportunity Finance Network. She is extraordinarily adept at working with multiple constituencies to achieve a common goal. We are pleased to have Jennifer join us at OFN with a focus on aligning public and private capital to benefit low-income and low-wealth people. Prior to her appointment, Vasiloff provided government relations and public policy advice as an independent consultant to OFN and other non-profit organizations. From 2001-2006 she served as ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Microfinance Goes Where Banks Fear to Tread
Gentle Parking has grown quickly since William Ortiz-Cartagena started the San Francisco company two years ago. He now employs 25 people and says he turns a decent profit running six parking lots, including two he manages for the city. When he decided to bid on a contract to run another city-owned lot, though, two banks turned down his application, citing problems with his home mortgage. Ortiz-Cartagena turned to Opportunity Fund, a Bay Area micro­lender that had loaned him $10,000 to start his company. He soon got a $60,000 line of credit at 8 percent interest. "For a small business to get a city parking contract is ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


1 Interview of Mark Pinsky, CEO of Opportunity Finance Network ...
Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) is the nation's leading trade .... In December at the Opportunity Finance Network conference, you asked some critical ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
FRB: Speech--Bernanke, Community Development Financial ...
Good afternoon and thank you for inviting me to speak to your annual conference. Since I assumed my new responsibilities earlier this year, as well as during my earlier stint at the Federal Reserve as a member of the Board of Governors, I have met numerous times with community development leaders to discuss both their achievements and the challenges they face. In visiting some underserved communities, I have seen first-hand the effects of various development initiatives. I have also regularly attended the meetings of the Board�s Consumer Advisory Council, which brings together community representatives and lenders to discuss a ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Business Administrative Associate, Opportunity Finance Network ...
Opportunity Finance Network is a national financial institution serving a national network of community development financial institutions (CDFIs). ...
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