- www.crfusa.comMinneapolis, MN
'CRF is the nation's leader in bringing capital to public and private nonprofit community development lenders through the secondary market for loans. CRF has injected nearly $1 billion into economically disadvantaged communities around the country to help stimulate economic development, provide affordable housing, and support community facilities.'
- www.oweesta.orgLongmont, CO
Oweesta's mission is to provide opportunities for Native people to develop assets and create wealth by assisting in the establishment of strong, permanent institutions and programs, contributing to economic independence and strengthening sovereignty for all Native communities.
- www.ofn.orgPhiladelphia, PA
'The leading national network of private-sector community development financial institutions.' The network invests in small businesses, affordable housing, and community services. Opportunity Finance provides advocacy, financing, consulting, and information services. Mission is to lead the CDFI system to scale through capital formation, policy, and capital development.
- www.rsfsocialfinance.orgSan Francisco, CA
Offers individuals the opportunity to participate in investment and charitable funds that support nonprofits and businesses addressing key issues in food and agriculture, education and the arts, and ecological stewardship. Since 1984, RSF has made over $275 million in loans and over $100 million in grants to nonprofit and for-profit social enterprises.
- www.sharedinterest.orgNew York, NY
Social investment fund guaranteeing South African bank loans to community development financial institutions engaged in South Africa's reconstruction process. Established the Thembani International Guarantee Fund in South Africa to strengthen grassroots financial institutions and enable them to provide increasing amounts of affordable credit for small and micro-enterprises, and low-cost housing in South Africa's most economically marginalized communities.