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CDFIs Receive Funding to Support Charter Schools

As part of a new $325-million JP Morgan Chase initiative, two Foundation-backed community development financial institutions will receive grants and access to $175 million in new low-cost debt to finance top-performing charter schools. Read More

Bank of America Eliminates Costly Overdraft Fees

Research and advocacy by MacArthur grantee the Center for Responsible Lending played a leading role in spurring the bank's policy shift, expected to save customers hundreds of millions of dollars. Read More

First Lady Highlights Need for Grocery Stores in Underserved Communities

As part of a campaign to prevent childhood obesity, First Lady Michelle Obama and the Secretaries of Agriculture and Treasury visited a Philadelphia grocer supported by MacArthur grantee The Reinvestment Fund, which helps finance grocery stores ... Read More

Congress Approves New Spending for CDFIs

In a victory for community financial development institutions (CDFIs), newly-passed legislation includes $247 million for the CDFI Fund of the U.S. Treasury Department — a dramatic increase over its $107 million budget in 2009. Read More

New Investments for Community Development Financial Institutions

Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) will receive new investments based on the efforts of a number of MacArthur grantees. Read More

Wachovia NEXT Awards Recognize Organizations for Investing in Community Development

Two of the nation’s leading community development financial institutions — New Hampshire-based Community Loan Fund and Kentucky-based Federation of Appalachian Housing Enterprises — received the 2009 Wachovia NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance. Read More

Wachovia NEXT Awards Honor Two Community Development Financial Institutions

New Hampshire-based Community Loan Fund and Kentucky-based Federation of Appalachian Housing Enterprises (FAHE) are the recipients of the 2009 Wachovia NEXT $8.25 million Awards. Read More

Wachovia NEXT Awards Honor CDFIs

The Wachovia NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance, supported by a $25 million MacArthur program-related investment, honor community development financial institutions (CDFIs). Read More

Window of Opportunity State and Local Housing Preservation Project

This publication describes Window of Opportunity projects in 37 states. Read More

Helping Communities Revitalize Neighborhoods Hit Hard by Foreclosures

The National Community Stabilization Trust, a new collaborative venture of nonprofit housing organizations, private philanthropies, and financial institutions announced the launch of its national effort. Read More

State and Local Housing Preservation Leaders Media Briefing, Remarks by Jonathan Fanton

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses the Window of Opportunity, in which MacArthur is investing $32.5 million in 12 states, cities, and counties that are innovators in preserving affordable rental housing. Read More

Staff

Portrait of Debra Schwartz

Debra Schwartz

Managing Director
Portrait of Allison Clark

Allison Clark

Associate Director
Portrait of Joshua J. Mintz

Joshua J. Mintz

Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary
Portrait of John Balbach

John Balbach

Associate Director

Marion Goldfinger

Senior Grants Manager
Portrait of Lori Scott

Lori Scott

Senior Underwriter
Portrait of Urmi Sengupta

Urmi Sengupta

Program Officer
Portrait of Nicole Barksdale

Nicole Barksdale

Associate to the Managing Director

Emmalyn Champion

Coordinator
Portrait of Charles Coustan

Charles Coustan

Portfolio Manager

Akobe Sandy

Impact Investment Associate
Portrait of Andrew Solomon

Andrew Solomon

Managing Director, Communications
Portrait of Joanna Cohen

Joanna Cohen

Program Officer