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    This week, we will look at the amazing work of Mercy Community Capital. Mercy Community Capital started in the 1980s when Sister Mary O'Roark served as a legal aid for families facing eviction in Omaha, Nebraska. Today, MCC is focused exclusively on ... read more

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    All good. Processing over 850 awards for one program is unprecedented for the Fund. We have clients that just received their agreements. In the meantime, check out our new website to learn how CDFIs are using a small portion of their award to make investments ... read more

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    Jason, We did receive the Assistance Agreement and submitted it back signed almost immediately. We have not yet received the funds and my question was whether we should have received them by now. Thank you, Jeanne ... read more

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  • OFN is pleased to announce that Amber Kuchar-Bell, a professional with a demonstrated history of driving capital to underserved communities, has joined the organization as Chief Strategy and Operations Officer (CSOO). Amber is responsible for strategic initiatives, corporate budgeting, and facilitating partnerships with major financial institutions, philanthropy, and new corporate partners.  
  • Infrastructure remains a focus this summer in Washington, D.C., and Congress needs to hear from you about how CDFIs can help rebuild America’s infrastructure! OFN has created a fact sheet highlighting the role CDFIs can play in current proposals.
  • In new research supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Opportunity Finance Network shows the traditional measure of persistent poverty by county severely undercounts the number of Americans living in entrenched poverty and is less geographically inclusive of rural and urban communities alike.  
  • Photo: Aquarium of the Bay - San Francisco, CA (Clearinghouse CDFI borrower) OFN is pleased to announce the latest recipients of Finance Justice Fund  loans and grants! Congratulations to the following OFN member CDFIs who are going deep to combat racial injustice and persistent poverty through investments in their unique communities.
  • OFN is pleased to announce Morgan Stanley has awarded $21.7 million in funding to support human capital and professional development for the CDFI network, and to make pass-through grants to CDFIs to help increase their lending capacity in the communities they serve. 

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