We elevate the voices of Black community leaders by serving as a thought-leader for CDFI public policy issues and engaging in research that are in the best interest in the of Black CDFIs’ sustainability and stakeholders
Utilize research tools to elevate the disproportionate investment in Black-led CDFIs, and to advocate for a redistribution of capital flow to these CDFIs.
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2nd Year of $50,000 Gift to Continue Fostering Organization’s Black Leadership-driven Initiatives CARMEL, Ind., Nov. 20, 2023 – CNO Financial Group (NYSE: CNO) announced today that for the second consecutive year, the company is donating $50,000 to the African American Alliance of CDFI CEOs (The Alliance). The national membership organization of 76 Black-led community developmentRead More
Today, as we reflect on the newly unveiled Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) regulations, it is essential to recognize the significance of this moment. This landmark legislation, first enacted in 1977, has been a critical tool in the fight against redlining and the promotion of equitable access to banking services for low- and moderate-income communities. TheRead More
The CDFI Fund recently announced that $5 billion has been allocated under the New Markets Tax Credits Program (NMTC Program), a move set to catalyze investment and economic growth in both urban and rural areas. In the 2022 round of the NMTC Program, 102 Community Development Entities (CDEs) emerged as the beneficiaries of these taxRead More
The Fight for Financial Justice: The CFPB, the Supreme Court, and Black America’s Future When the financial storm of 2007-2008 hit, it was not just a Wall Street crisis; it was a Main Street catastrophe. And let us be clear: Black Main Street bore the brunt. The predatory lending that fueled this crisis was notRead More
ORLANDO, FL – The African American Alliance of CDFI CEOs (The Alliance) announced today a generous $500,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente. This funding will support general operations and enable The Alliance to provide essential training and technical assistance to Black-led Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) seeking to apply for the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF).Read More
America stands at a precipice. As the clock ticks down to the end of September, the very fabric of our nation’s governance is being tested. The House Republicans, consumed by internal strife, are pushing us closer to a government shutdown. This is not just political theater; it is a looming crisis that will disproportionately impactRead More
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