Applications for the NEXT Fund for Innovation are now open. A collaboration of Wells Fargo, OFN, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Prudential Financial, and The Kresge Foundation, the NEXT Fund supports business models, products, platforms, or processes holding the ability to drive transformational change and scale in the CDFI industry. Through the […]
The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) released the Notice of Allocation Availability (NOAA) for the calendar year (CY) 2017 round of the New Markets Tax Credit Program (NMTC Program). The NOAA makes up to $3.5 billion in tax credit allocation authority available for the CY 2017 round. The […]
OFN’s sixth annual Small Business Finance Forum (SBFF) is being held on June 15-16 in Chicago, IL. The 2017 Forum will bring more than 200 CDFIs, other mission-driven small business lenders, and their partners together for a day and a half of valuable learning and networking that supports their mutual business goal of helping the nation’s small […]
The Opportunity Finance Network’s Advocacy Day is an annual opportunity for members of Congress and their staff to hear directly about the impact CDFIs create by increasing access to capital in rural, urban, and Native communities across the nation. OFN’s Advocacy Day in 2017 is being held May 16 & 17. For more information, visit OFN’s website.
The CDVCA Annual Conference is the premier training and networking event for impact investors providing startup and growth capital to rapidly-growing, job-creating businesses that make a measurable difference in people’s lives. Those who attend will have the opportunity to speak with industry leaders and government officials about issues that are currently affecting our industry. The goal […]
NCRC and its members have worked together for a quarter of a century to open doors to economic opportunity for all Americans, and we hope you join us as we continue this mission. NCRC’s Annual Conference is one of the nation’s largest gatherings of community nonprofits, policymakers, government officials, small businesses, banks, and academia, all […]
Tenth Biennial Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference | March 23 & 24, 2017 | Washington, DC
The Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference is a unique event that convenes researchers, policymakers, and practitioners across sectors to consider important issues that low- to moderate-income people and communities face. The 2017 conference will explore the interplay between the development of kids and their communities, with an understanding that “development” factors into key […]
Carsey School of Public Policy Fundamentals of the Opportunity Finance Industry | March 14 – 16, 2017 | Durham, North Carolina
The Fundamentals of the Opportunity Finance Industry course is designed for practitioners who are interested in expanding their knowledge of the basics of the opportunity finance industry which provides financing and financial services to low-income, low-wealth, and other disadvantaged people and communities. This 3-day course is jointly offered by the Carsey School of Public Policy […]
The CDFI Coalition will hold its 2017 Institute on February 28 and March 1 at the Capital Hilton, located at 1001 16th Street NW in Washington, D.C. CDFI Fund Director Annie Donovan has confirmed as a keynote speaker on February 28. For more information or to register, visit the CDFI Coalition website.
Established in 1995, the Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards (CNDA) recognize the essential role that both non-profit and for-profit developers play in building communities in Chicago-area neighborhoods. The Awards recognize outstanding achievement in neighborhood real estate development and community building, especially the achievements of community development corporations (CDCs), other community-based organizations and for-profit developers working to […]
CDFI Fund FY2017 CDFI Program and NACA Application Workshops | Feb 27 & March 1, 2017 | Washington, DC
The Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) is tentatively planning to open the fiscal year (FY) 2017 round of the Community Development Financial Institutions Program (CDFI Program) and Native American CDFI Assistance Program (NACA Program) in mid-February, 2017. Save the Date for Application Workshops listed below. February 27, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. […]
Beginning in 2017, NEXT Awards partners will pilot a new NEXT program—the NEXT Fund for Innovation—to support new business models, platforms, or processes that have the ability to drive transformational change and scale in the CDFI industry. The pilot will provide flexible and patient financing to support these types of innovation through a number of […]