Tag: CDFIs

CDFIs and the Expansion of the Payroll Protection Program

The Payroll Protection Program is an expansion of a program for banks and credit unions. It offers virtually nothing to nonprofit small-business lenders.

Let’s Interrupt History: Racial Equity in a Time of Crisis

Data on the pandemic shows once again the dramatic consequences of racial inequalities. CDFIs must focus on ensuring equity for Black-owned businesses.

Making Loans to Help Formerly Incarcerated People Get Back on Their...

CDFIs and nonprofits are figuring out how to help formerly incarcerated people build credit histories and access capital in order to get their lives going.

Only Halfway to Economic Democracy

Few books make me so angry that I must resist throwing them across the floor. One such book, published in 2002 (and since updated)...

Is Success Making CDFIs Too Risk-Averse?

Shelterforce's Miriam Axel-Lute in conversation with Ed Gorman of NCRC on whether community development financial institutions (CDFIs) are taking enough risk, and therefore, falling short of their mission.

CDFIs Stepped Up During the Shutdown

CDFIs across the country were trying to do what they could to ease the effects of the recent government shutdown. Here is just a partial list.

CDFIs “Rethink” Systems, But (Hopefully) Not Identity

We are definitely in some danger of losing a connection to the animating social movements that gave rise to the industry.

Connecting CDFIs and Impact Investors

It should be a natural fit; what’s in the way?

Spitzer Signs CDFI Law

New York Governor Eliot Spitzer in July signed into law authorization to create the nation’s first State Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) program. The...