With support from the Ludwig Family Foundation, this event will continue a series of conversations to address racial and economic disparities in America while building an inclusive economic recovery.
The Power of CDFIs for Today’s Inclusive Economic Recovery will feature President Bill Clinton in conversation with field leaders to discuss the importance of CDFIs, and identify ways to deploy more capital, build innovative products and services, and educate investors and borrowers alike. We hope you’ll be able to join us for this important conversation.
Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) and Minority Depository Institutions (MDI) often serve as a bridge between low-income communities, economic resources, and access to capital. This is more evident and important following the events of 2020 with corporations, philanthropists, and government institutions further recognizing the power of the community lenders to accelerate a much-needed economy recovery. With unprecedented financial support in 2020, including $ 12 billion in federal aid through the Cares Act, the CDFI industry will be at the forefront of much-needed work to address the issues of economic equity and inclusion that have stymied community and business growth especially in Black, Latino, and Native American communities across the U.S.