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World Food Day: Highlighting CDFIs Invested in Improving Healthy Food Access

Today, October 16th, is World Food Day. The day is organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and commemorates its founding in 1945. The theme this year is #ZeroHunger, which highlights the goal to end world hunger by 2030. Zero hunger means working together to ensure everyone, everywhere, has access to the safe, healthy and […]

2018 CDFI Coalition Institute is a Great Success

CDFI Institute attendees participate in a discussion on fostering racial equity in the CDFI field. The panel, which was sponsored by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, was moderated by John Holdsclaw of National Cooperative Bank. Panelists included Rachelle Arizmendi of PACE, Saurabh Narain of NCIF, Michelle Mapp of SC Community Loan Fund, and Tanya Fiddler of […]

2017 CDFI Institute Wrap-Up and Appropriations Update

Last week, the 23rd Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Institute was held in our nation’s capital. The event, hosted by the CDFI Coalition, drew nearly 200 attendees, including community development stakeholders from around the nation. Congressman French Hill (R-AR), CDFI Fund Director Annie Donovan, Senior Treasury Department staff and panels of CDFI experts participated in […]

Chairman’s Letter to the Membership

As we begin to stretch into 2016, I have recovered from its newness and have begun to process and project where we’ve been and where we can go. I was pleased and encouraged by this year’s CDFI Institute’s focus on “Planning the Future of CDFIs”.  The sessions were a great conversation on the past and […]

CDFI Fund Announces FY 2015 CDFI Program Awards

U.S. Treasury Awards More Than $200 Million to CDFIs to Spur Economic Growth in Low-Income Urban, Rural, and Native Communities Awards through the CDFI Program and NACA Program support CDFI lending and investment nationwide September 10, 2015 Washington – The U.S. Treasury Department’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) awarded 195 Community Development Financial Institutions […]

CDFI Fund to Hold National Listening Tour

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) announced a national listening tour to solicit public opinion regarding a new strategic framework for the CDFI Fund. Intended to foster discussion and engagement among local community development leaders and practitioners, the listening tour will be co-hosted by CDFI Fund Director Annie […]

CDFI 20th Anniversary Report

20th Anniversary Report highlights CDFI Coalition’s Record of Achievement CDFIs Provided Financing to Over 6,500 businesses and Created 35,000 Jobs in 2013 Washington, D.C.— 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the first Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Institute, which will be held in our nation’s capital today and tomorrow. The event, hosted by the CDFI […]