2015 Institute Presentation Materials
The New Congress, the Federal Budget & Tax Reform
Experts will discuss the new Congress and its expected views on the federal budget, appropriations for community development programs, including the CDFI Fund, and tax provisions that support community development.
CDFI Program Impact Evaluation
We are pleased to announce that the CDFI Fund will be giving its first public presentation on the CDFI Program Impact Evaluation which will be released at the Institute. This evaluation, conducted by Michael Swack of the Carsey School at the University of New Hampshire and Greg Fairchild of the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, analyzed the financial and social performance of Financial Assistance awards and awardees; and analyzed regulated CDFIs to assess their systemic risk of institutional failure and their operational efficiency relative to mainstream financial institutions.
Other Federal Resources for CDFIs
The panel will focus on federal agencies, other than the CDFI Fund, that offer resources for CDFIs, including the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the Federal Home Loan Bank system, the SBA through its Community Advantage Guarantee Program, and the USDA through its Business & Industry Guarantee Program.
Trends in Capitalization for CDFIs
CDFIs are finding new and different ways to access capital. This session will focus on several of them, including Impact Investing, on-line platforms and using new funding structures, such as REITs.
The Capital Magnet Fund
Panelists will provide an overview of the Capital Magnet Fund (CMF)—its background, purpose and current status—and past CMF awardees will discuss how they used program funds to finance affordable housing.
Expanding the Reach of CDFIs
CDFIs were created to reach and serve low and moderate income communities and populations lacking access to capital. Panelists will discuss their individual and collective efforts to expand the reach of CDFIs.