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.
The Alliance strongly urges the Fund to reserve the designation for only those CDFIs that can clearly demonstrate accountability to minority populations through the number of financial products and services it directs to those populations and through its board governance and/or and staff composition. Our comments below offer specific recommendations that will help the FundRead More
The Alliance, NALCAB, Alliance to Save Energy propose that minority led CDFIs can meet the demand for green energy funds [Orlando, FL. 11.8.2022] – The African American Alliance of CDFI CEOs (The Alliance), in partnership with Alliance to Save Energy and NALCAB, urge the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ensure that minority communities can benefitRead More
The SSBCI Black Business Working Group, which is comprised of the leaders of some of the best and brightest in the Black business policy ecosystem – including the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc., Prosperity Now, Hope Credit Union, Association for Enterprise Opportunity and the African American Alliance of CDFI CEOs takes this opportunity to respond toRead More
Below is our full public comment letter on Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund and our recommendations: Re: Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund—Equity Outcomes; Energy Efficiency: The Alliance to Save Energy (Alliance), a bipartisan nonprofit coalition of business, government, environmental, and consumer leaders— and a leading voice in informing federal and state energy efficiency policies and standards, joinsRead More
As part of the Alliance’s Women-Led Initiative, 18 Black Women Leaders in Finance, receive $20-25k capacity-building grants to support their organizations 10.25.22, Orlando, FL –Today, the Alliance announced that it has awarded $445k in grants to 18 community development financial institutions (CDFIs) led by Black women. The funds are a part of the Alliance’s $1MRead More
The Neighborhood Development Center (NDC) believes that economic development serves as a tool for social justice and the evidence is clear: their work is making an impact. In 2020, NDC was evaluated by Wilder Research, and their findings showed that 78% of employees at NDC-assisted businesses were people of color and 71% of business ownersRead More
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