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Friedman Associates References and Recent Clients

What Our Clients Are Saying About Friedman Associates

“We chose Friedman Associates not only because of their reputation and quality of their work, but because they focused on building a strong and lasting relationship.”

Va-Megn Thoj, Executive Director Asian American Economic Development Association St. Paul, MN

“We are experiencing significant growth and change. With the support of Friedman Associates, we now have a tactical plan to improve operations, increase impact, and achieve our goals.”

Jacob Singer, CEO OBDC Small Business Finance Oakland, CA

“We retained Friedman Associates to help us prepare for an Aeris rating and were very impressed with their analysis.  Their recommendations were valuable and identified additional tools to strengthen our CDFI operations and activities promoting economic development  in the City of Detroit and the region."

Mary Seaberg King, Senior Vice-President, Invest Detroit

“We think of Friedman Associates as more of a partner than a consultant. Their expertise has proved invaluable in helping us to build capacity as we prepare to launch our CDFI loan fund.”

Nicole Ridley, Executive Director National Housing Support Services Corporation St. Louis, MO

“CDFIs seeking a partner to help scale up operations, improve performance and impact can do no better than Friedman Associates.”

Kelvin J. Collins, President, Harlem Commonwealth Council, Inc. Harlem, NY

"I want to thank you for the dynamic, and practical CDFI underwriting training that you provided to our staff. They came back to the office this afternoon just bubbling with enthusiasm and praise for both days. Well done!"

Sheila Cuddy, Executive Director, Quaboag Valley Community Development Corporation

“NYBCNA has worked with Friedman Associates for nearly twenty years. They are extremely adept at understanding our needs and challenges, and deliver action-oriented recommendations that have contributed to our growth and success.”

Yanki Tshering, Executive Director, Business Center for New Americans New York, New York

“We rely on Jason to educate our members about the best practices, industry standards, and emerging innovations in community development finance.”

Joe Kriesberg, CEO Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations (MACDC) Boston, MA


A Partial List of Our Clients



Anew America Community Corporation

Appalachian Community Enterprises

Alternatives Federal Credit Union

Aspen Institute (FIELD)

Association for Enterprise Opportunity

Business Center for New Americans

California Association for Microenterprise Opportunity

California FarmLink

Cherokee Nation


Citizens Potawatomi CDC

Cleveland Foundation

Community Action Agency of Northern Indiana

Community Capital Resources of New York

Detroit Development Fund

Entrepreneur Works

Flagship Enterprise Center

Four Bands Community Fund

Great Falls Development Authority

Great Lakes Council WBC

Harlem Entrepreneurial Fund

International Rescue Commission

Intersect Fund

Iowa Department of Economic Development

Invest Detroit

Justine Petersen

Latino Economic Development Corporation – D.C.

Louisiana Department of Economic Development

Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (LCMS)

National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders

National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC)

Massachusetts CDC Association

Mission Asset Fund

National Federation for Community Development Credit Unions


Northern California Community Loan Fund

Northwest Area Foundation

OBDC Small Business Finance

Ohio CDC Association

People, Inc.

Renaissance Economic Development Corporation

Rising Tide Capital

Rocky Mountain Microfinance Institute

Rural Dynamics Incorporated

Seneca Nation Indian Economic Development Corporation

Triple Bottom Line Fund

Union County Economic Development

Women’s Business Center of Northern Alabama

Women’s Economic Development Center