The "Youth Opportunity Pledge" commits OFN’s network of 225+ CDFI Members to $1 billion in new financing annually to benefit young people of color across the U.S. Inspired by President Obama's My Brother’s Keeper initiative, this financing will support early care though high school education, community health centers and healthy foods in underserved communities, entrepreneurship and small business financing, after-school programs, and affordable housing that helps make opportunities possible for so many.

"Our mission is to align capital with justice. The Youth Opportunity Pledge is our commitment to hold ourselves accountable to black and Latino male youth and youth of color in our nation." – Mark Pinsky, President & CEO, OFN
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What We Believe



We are private sector financial institutions that provide financing to disadvantaged communities across America. And since what gets measured gets done, starting in 2014, we will track the percentage of our new financing that benefits our nation's youth of color.

CDFIs in bold have taken the Youth Opportunity Pledge.