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President Signs Bill Creating New Consumer Financial Protection Agency

MacArthur grantee the Center for Responsible Lending played a lead role in the formation of the Bureau, which will put in place comprehensive mortgage protections and help borrowers facing foreclosure.

Wachovia Wells Fargo NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance Awards Two Outstanding CDFIs $8.25 Million

Boston Community Capital and Enterprise Cascadia were each recognized as two of the nation's top-performing community development financial insitutions.

First Look Program to Help Stabilize Struggling Communities

The nation’s top mortgage lenders agreed to offer selected state and local governments and nonprofit organizations right of first refusal to purchase foreclosed homes.

Wachovia Wells Fargo Next Awards for Opportunity Finance Announce 2010 Finalists

Four leading community development financial institutions are competing for $8.25 million.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

Staff

Portrait of Debra Schwartz

Debra Schwartz

Managing Director
Portrait of Allison Clark

Allison Clark

Associate Director
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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
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Nicole Barksdale

Associate to the Managing Director

Emmalyn Champion

Coordinator
Portrait of Charles Coustan

Charles Coustan

Portfolio Manager

Akobe Sandy

Impact Investment Associate
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Andrew Solomon

Managing Director, Communications
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Joanna Cohen

Program Officer