A movement for economic justice.

The Alliance has brought together Black-Led CDFIs from all over the nation with funds of all sizes. We began with a few institutions but have now grown exponentially.

What We Do

We believe we are stronger together

We prioritize and center the voices and needs of Black communities to inform our work. The Alliance supports and empowers CDFI CEOs to lead and grow their institutional operations, teams, and social impact.
  • Advocate for institutional and public policies

    We address the barriers to community and economic development, Black business growth, wealth creation, and financial protections in African American communities

  • Empower a national network of African-American CDFI CEOs

    We strengthen our member fiscal and impact capacity using best practices to facilitate social and economic advancement in their communities.

  • Advance Racial Equity & Black Wealth

    We utilize research tools to elevate the disproportionate investment in Black-led CDFIs, and to advocate for a redistribution of capital flow to these CDFIs.

Who We Are

Become a member

We support and believe in the unique experiences, strengths, talents, and opportunities presented by our members. By coming together as chief executives, we amplify the voices of the Black community and economic development finance leaders and elevate the specific personal and professional challenges they face.
Membership
  • Advocacy

    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

  • Access to Capital

    Utilize research tools to elevate the disproportionate investment in Black-led CDFIs, and to advocate for a redistribution of capital flow to these CDFIs.

  • Peer Mentoring Programs

    Support to help lead and grow their institutional operations, teams, and social impact.

  • Training Opportunities

    Access to webinars and educational opportunities to help members build capacity and grow their CDFI.

African American Equity Impact Scorecard

The Scorecard aims to orient around wealth-building among Black communities and shifts the criteria by which organizations assess every project and helps to address the ways in which we have mirrored inequitable institutionalized practices.
  • Power Building

    Black leaders creating a path toward equitable policies and practices within the Black community.

  • Economic Development and Job Creation

    Non-profits, cooperatives, and businesses working toward a living wage, basic benefits, career-building, wealth-building opportunities and/or a fair and engaging workplace.

  • Equity

    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.

Our Partners

Our partners and funders help us to strengthen our communities. We thank each of them and those that will join us in the near future as we work to close the racial equity gap nationwide.
Partners

Latest News & Events

Check out our latest news on our work towards closing the racial wealth gap.
  • February 8, 2024

    Becoming Green Lenders 

    As champions of community development and financial empowerment, Alliance members are uniquely positioned to profoundly impact the environment while furthering their mission of economic inclusivity. This article explores the journey towards becoming green lenders, emphasizing the benefits, and providing step-by-step suggestions to help you embrace this transformative path.  The Power of Green Lending:  Becoming a

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  • February 2, 2024

    In the News ABC11: Partnership announced between U.S. Small Business Administration and African American Alliance of CDFI CEOs

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  • February 2, 2024

    U.S. Small Business Administration and the African American Alliance of CDFI CEOs Forge Partnership to Ignite Small Business Growth

    February 1, 2024    U.S. Small Business Administration and the African American Alliance of CDFI CEOs Forge Partnership to Ignite Small Business Growth   Partnership to Empower Small Businesses and Build Bridges Towards Economic Prosperity for Black Communities  ORLANDO, FL – The African American Alliance of CDFI CEOs (The Alliance) and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) have

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  • January 30, 2024

    The African American Alliance of CDFI CEOs Receives $100,000 Grant from Melville Charitable Trust

    Grant to Help the Alliance Address Housing Insecurities for Communities of Color  ORLANDO, FL – The African American Alliance of CDFI CEOs (The Alliance) announced today a $100,000 grant from the Melville Charitable Trust (The Trust). The funding will support the Alliance Housing Initiative; a program designed to eradicate racial policies that perpetuate housing instability. 

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  • January 25, 2024

    Defining DEI in the Face of Adversity

    At this critical moment in our history, the significance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in shaping our nation’s future is undeniable. The stakes couldn’t be higher, and the need for a passionate, informed, and vigorous defense of DEI has never been more urgent. We are witnessing a concerted effort to undermine DEI initiatives across

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  • January 18, 2024

    In the News: Why Biden’s Hallmark Environmental Program has been Slow to Take Root – Capital B News

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