A movement for economic justice.
We address the barriers to community and economic development, Black business growth, wealth creation, and financial protections in African American communities
We strengthen our member fiscal and impact capacity using best practices to facilitate social and economic advancement in their communities.
We help Alliance members expand their capacity and efficacy while providing marketplace firms with increased revenues to expand wealth creation in the African American community.
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.
Support to help lead and grow their institutional operations, teams, and social impact.
Access to webinars and educational opportunities to help members build capacity and grow their CDFI.
Black leaders creating a path toward equitable policies and practices within the Black community.
Non-profits, cooperatives, and businesses working toward a living wage, basic benefits, career-building, wealth-building opportunities and/or a fair and engaging workplace.
Projects proactively addressing historical and current systemic oppression in order to ensure fairness in the access to opportunities, resources, and rights for the Black community.
On behalf of the African American Alliance of CDFI CEOs, I am delighted to extend our warmest congratulations to Harold B. Pettigrew Jr. on his appointment as the CEO of the Opportunity Finance Network (OFN). As an esteemed member of the African American Alliance of CDFI CEOs, Pettigrew’s exemplary leadership and commitment to community economicRead More
Supporting the national Fund’s mission to promote economic equity & create catalytic impact Orlando, Florida | [February 22, 2023] – The African American Alliance of CDFI CEOs (The Alliance) announced that it has received $5 million in funding from The Rockefeller Foundation to support the Black Renaissance Fund (BRF), a national fund providing patient capitalRead More
Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its initial guidance on the design of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GHGRF) program, created by the Inflation Reduction Act, found here. The Community Builders of Color Coalition led by the African American Alliance of CDFI CEOs commends the EPA for its thoughtful approach in announcing plans toRead More
This Black History Month we are recognizing the contributions of Black Americans and reflecting on the ongoing struggle for racial equity, particularly in the wealth gap. Black communities continue to face discrimination and barriers to economic opportunity. Let’s use this time to educate ourselves, support Black-led organizations and businesses, and work towards closing the racial wealthRead More
The Community Builders of Color Coalition, led by The Alliance, is working to ensure Black and Brown CDFIs, MDIs, and Community Economic Development Organizations are positioned to help small businesses and underserved communities.Read More
We are heartbroken and overwhelmed by the tragic and wholly unnecessary beating and death of Tyre Nichols. Tyre Nichols was a young, healthy Black man. He was a father to his four-year-old son and a great friend to many. Tyre worked alongside his stepfather at FedEx and during his downtime, enjoyed skateboarding and photography.Read More
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