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Wells Fargo NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance Honor Three Community Development Lenders

A MacArthur-supported awards program for community development financial institutions (CDFIs) announced it will award $8.25 million to three top-performing CDFIs. Read More
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NEXT Seed Capital Awarded to Community Development Financial Institution

The Wells Fargo NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance announced that it will award the 2013 NEXT Seed Capital Award to Freedom First Federal Credit Union in Roanoke, Virginia. Read More
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New $25 Million Investment Proves Viability of Mortgage Crisis Fix

In a first of its kind deal, Boston Community Capital, a non-profit community development financial institution, has secured a new investment of $25 million in its Stabilizing Urban Neighborhoods (SUN) Initiative. Read More
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Nonprofit Housing Developer Leverages Enterprise Finance to Become Key Industry Player

Read a case study analyzing the use of enterprise finance by Homes for America to become an industry leader with substantive strengths. Read More
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An Evaluation of Investments in the Hurricane-Affected, Gulf Coast Region

Per the Foundation’s policy, the Foundation does not provide disaster relief. Hurricanes Katrina and Rita created an unprecedented scenario that caused the Foundation to make an exception and to put aside its usual grant‐making ... Read More
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NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance Honor Three Community Development Finance Institutions

The Clearinghouse CDFI, the Primary Care Development Corporation, and the Corporation for Supportive Housing have been announced as the winners of the NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance. Read More
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Investing In What Works for America’s Communities

With poverty affecting one in six Americans, a new report by leaders in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors proposes innovative ideas that can bring new vitality to struggling communities. Read More
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The Opportunity Fund Wins Award for Innovative Small Business Loan Product

San Jose-based community lender The Opportunity Fund has won the $100,000 NEXT Seed Capital Award for its innovative EasyPay financing product. Read More

Treasury Department Supports CDFIs

The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced more than $186 million in grants and low-cost loans to community development financial institutions (CDFIs) across the country. Read More
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NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance Announce 2012 Finalists

Winners of the NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance plan to expand national access to affordable housing, healthcare, and nonprofit community facilities in distressed communities across the U.S. Read More
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Grantee and Starbucks Expand Successful Jobs Campaign

The Opportunity Finance Network and Starbucks announced an expansion of their Create Jobs for USA Campaign, which has raised more than $11 million for community development financial institutions (CDFIs) nationwide. Read More
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PRI Makers Network and More for Mission Join to Become Mission Investors Exchange

A new organization, Mission Investors Exchange, provides a resource for foundations and other organizations that use investments as tools for achieving their philanthropic goals. Read More
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Community Investment Corporation, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

Community Investment Corporation supports owners and operators of multifamily rental properties to help stabilize communities in Chicago. Read More
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CDFIs Gain New Support and Visibility

Opportunity Finance Network's recent national conference featured announcements of new support for community development financial institutions. Read More

Starbucks Partners with MacArthur Grantee to Support Community Development Lenders

In a partnership with the Foundation-supported Opportunity Finance Network, Starbucks will provide capital grants to select Community Development Financial Institutions. Read More
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Staff

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Debra Schwartz

Managing Director
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Allison Clark

Associate Director
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Joshua J. Mintz

Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary
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John Balbach

Program Officer
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Urmi Sengupta

Program Officer
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Nicole Barksdale

Associate to the Managing Director

Marion Goldfinger

Program Assistant

Media Contact

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Andrew Solomon

Managing Director, Communications

Evaluation Contact

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Joanna Cohen

Program Officer, Evaluation