Who We Are
We’re a mission-driven, nonprofit community development financial institution (CDFI) focused on building healthy communities where low-income people live and work. That means everywhere. Our mission hasn’t changed since 1985 because our view has never wavered: The more of us who live in healthy communities, the better off we are as a nation. Our investments focus on economically and racially marginalized communities that have been systematically denied access to capital.
What We Do
Financial tools that build wealth rarely get used to build the world we want. Where other lenders step back, we step in. We use innovative financial tools and deploy capital to support projects that make communities more vibrant places to live, including:
- Affordable housing
- School facilities
- Child and youth development programs
- Community-based health centers
- Grocery stores
- Clean energy enhancements
- Community gathering places
- Foreclosure relief mortgage lending
- Removing financial barriers to US citizenship
How We Work
We do what we do by listening, partnering and making smart investments. By upholding the same values of racial and economic equity that have guided us since 1985. By constantly innovating, growing core business lines and generating new ones. By standing on rock-solid financial ground. Because we don’t just see money. We see what money can do.