As financial first responders, CDFIs have been at the frontlines of America’s converging crises—COVID-19 and racism—over the past six months. The media has been covering both the on-the-ground CDFI response, as well as the ask of Congress and the Administration by OFN and our allies to expand COVID-19 relief efforts and include $1 billion in emergency grants to the CDFI Fund in whatever legislation is passed.

Here’s a roundup of recent press coverage featuring OFN and CDFIs. We’ll continue to update OFN's press clippings page with any new articles.

2020

How to get started if you’ve never had a bank account
August 5, 2020
ABC News

Defining the ‘New Normal’ and Creating an Equitable Recovery After COVID-19
July 14, 2020
Next City

Venture Capital Is Not The Funding Reality Of Most Startups—Here’s What Is
July 6, 2020
Forbes

Overlooked Community Lenders Seek Aid After Missing Loan Frenzy
July 2, 2020
Bloomberg

The top venture capital funding rounds for Austin tech startups in June 2020
July 1, 2020
Austin Inno

Emergency small business loans helped, but they won't be enough
June 23, 2020
CNN

Business Buzz: MoFi gets $3M from Google for small biz loan fund; WinCo construction underway
June 20, 2020
Missoulian

PeopleFund awarded $1.5 million from Google
June 19, 2020
Austin American-Statesman

Scaling the ‘capillary banking system’ to expand access to capital
June 18, 2020
ImpactAlpha

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Minority-owned business are struggling more than others. Here's why
June 18, 2020
CNN

OFN Awards First Round Of Grow With Google Small Business Fund Loans And Google.org Grants To Help Small Businesses Recover Nationwide
June 17, 2020
Black Enterprise

OFN announces grant for Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation
June 16, 2020
Shawnee News-Star

For Some Minority-Owned Businesses, Their Lenders Are Now Their Defenders
June 4, 2020
New York Times
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Community Development Lenders Push for Larger Role in Virus Aid
June 4, 2020
Bloomberg Law

House Subcommittee Hearing Focuses on New CDFI & MDI Funding
June 3, 2020
Credit Union Times

Van Jones: Black businesses can still get government help. But they need to act fast
May 19, 2020
CNN

Beyond Buybacks: 10 ways to put corporate cash to work
May 19, 2020
ImpactAlpha

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This Is How Hard It Is to Invest in Black Neighborhoods
May 13, 2020
CityLab

If You Can't Get A PPP Loan: Where To Go For Money
May 11, 2020
International Business Times

Latinos Keep Getting Left Out of Coronavirus Relief Packages
April 30, 2020
Salud America!

Another $310 billion in loan money, yet small businesses struggle to access emergency loans
April 30, 2020
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

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