Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and Community Development (CD) Bank Resource Directory

This resource directory provides a sampling of organizations that offer resources to banks interested in investing in community development financial institutions (CDFI) and community development (CD) banks. This resource directory also provides information to banks considering converting to a national CD bank or organizations considering forming a CD bank.

Definition of CDFIs and CD Banks

CDFIs are mission-driven financial institutions that create economic opportunity for individuals and small businesses, quality affordable housing, and essential community services in the United States. Four types of institutions are included in the definition of a CDFI: CD banks, CD credit unions, CD loan funds (most of which are nonprofit), and CD venture capital funds. CDFIs may be certified by the CDFI Fund. Certification is often necessary to receive CDFI Fund support.

CD banks are depository institutions with a mission to primarily benefit the underserved communities in which they are chartered to conduct business. CD banks pursue this mission by providing financial services to low-and moderate-income (LMI) individuals or communities or benefiting other areas targeted for redevelopment by local, state, tribal, or federal government. CD banks must meet the same safety and soundness, statutory, regulatory, business planning, and procedural requirements as all other national banks.

Resources are organized under the following categories:

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Advocacy Organizations and National IntermediariesShow
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