Amplifying the power of Black Leadership

The Alliance supports and empowers Black CDFI CEO members to lead and grow their institutional operations, teams, and social impact.

Our Mission

The Alliance is a membership-driven intermediary organization that aims to: build the capacity of member organizations; build bridges to economic stability, well being, and wealth for Black individuals, families, and communities; and build power in Black communities by challenging and influencing financial sectors to operate more equitably.

What We Do
  • Building Capacity

    Black-led CDFIs are resourced with the financial capital, human capital, and technical capacity to be catalysts for economic mobility, prosperity, and wealth-building for Black families and communities.

  • Building Bridges

    Ensure that all Black communities have full and fair access to equitable financial tools, to build prosperity and wealth.

  • Building Power

    We are unapologetically aspirational for wanting the best for our communities. We believe in redesigning systems to benefit those who are most marginalized.

Empowering Black-Led CDFIs

  • 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.

  • Women-Led Initiative

    We address the unique capacity building needs of our Black & female CEO members who systemically face racial & gender resource inequities, adversely impacting the balance sheets and financial trajectories of their CDFIs and the communities they serve.

  • African American Equity Impact Scorecard

    We work with partners and members to identify the availability and cost of financial products in member communities. It provides partnership-building and other support services to members to develop products or engage partners to fill market gaps.

  • 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.

Meet Our Team

Our team is made up of passionate individuals committed to the support and growth of Black communities and closing the racial wealth gap.

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Policy & Research

We engage in public policy activities that strengthen Black-led CDFIs and positively impact the economic prosperity of African American populations nationwide.

  • January 06, 2022

    The Alliance MDBA Rural Business Center Comments

    To achieve the goals of the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), the Alliance proposes that the agency collaborate with CDFIs with a proven track record of reaching communities of color in rural areas and rural areas with persistent poverty.
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  • December 21, 2021

    Small Business Lending Decline Letter

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  • November 16, 2021

    SBA Direct Lending Program Letter

    The Alliance co-authored a letter to the Chairs of the House and Senate Small Business Committees to express concern regarding the proposed SBA direct lending program Section 100502, titled “Funding for Credit Enhancement and Small Dollar Loan Funding.”
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  • January 06, 2022

    Comment on Proposed Rule “Small Business Lending Data Collection under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act"

    The Alliance signed on to a letter supporting the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposal to gather data and demographics on farm lending activity by financial institutions, including government-lending entities.
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Our Partners

Our funders and partners enable us to invest in our members to better fortify them to increase the impact they have in primarily Black communities.


Join the Team

The work of the Alliance is fueled by a talented and collaborative team committed to the transformation of Black economies across the U.S.


Our Impact

We are committed to strengthening the operational and fiscal capacity of its members, while empowering its members to deploy solutions at scale to build sustainable wealth, equality, and just quality of life for the communities they serve across the country.

Impact & Accountability