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News Related to Covid-19 and our Industry

The pandemic forced businesses to adapt quickly — often, through shifting shopping, payment and more to digital systems. However, not all small businesses had the resources they needed to make that transition. Here’s how one newly minted... Read more

With CDFI-funding help, TestIT uses crowd-sourced, real-time information to track broadband connectivity across the country. 

By Sabina Wex

Q&A: How $50 million in the state budget will bolster CDFIs and their communities.  

By Erica Sweeney 

Often, fees ranging from a few hundred to several thousand dollars become a barrier that keep immigrants from achieving naturalization. By offering small, low-interest loans, CDFIs can help bridge that funding gap.

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Through a partnership with a local CDFI, the Circle of Aunts and Uncles is helping local entrepreneurs who may not qualify for a traditional loan get off the ground.

By Connie Aitcheson 

When Judy Wicks retired from... Read more

Most childcare in tribal communities doesn’t reflect their values or traditions. A partnership between a childcare-focused CDFI and a native-owned organization is hoping to change that. 

By Bianca Gonzalez

Measuring the impact of a new public-private loan fund formed during the pandemic to help underrepresented groups struggling to get assistance. 

By Erica Sweeney

When the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns forced small... Read more

The husband and wife duo behind GRNoir are hoping to bring more Black professionals into the $70 billion wine industry. 

By Hadassah Patterson 

Q&A: The National Community Investment Fund’s CEO speaks to creating long-term change by investing in CDFIs and minority-owned banks. 

By Erica Sweeney 

Musa Barry is one of upwards of 15,000 Liberians who calls Southwest Philadelphia home. After finding success, he’s working to spread resources and knowledge to other immigrant business owners on Woodland Avenue.

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