New York State CDFI Investor Club

Activating Full Spectrum Capital for New York State

How do we finance our communities to thrive when traditional banks often leave out poor, working class, Black, or Brown People? Impact Finance Center and New York State CDFI Coalition have rolled up our sleeves to create a pipeline to Main Street lenders. This infrastructure has created a marketplace for retail and institutional investors to connect directly with the communities and projects they care about while remaining profitable.

CDFIs, or Community Development Financial Institutions, have the expertise and experience of a traditional bank/lender, but they are flexible, personalized, and based in the communities in which they operate. This means that they can provide far more affordable and responsible lending for business and individuals, often to those who would otherwise be left out of traditional financial services.

By putting community first, these lenders are profitable but not profit-maximizing. And the result is an asset class that was the highest performing during the Great Recession, with a 30-year track record of deep impact in the areas that are most in need.

Thank you to our partner, NYS CDFI Coalition.

Investor Benefits

  • Education
  • Access to investment opportunities
  • Efficiencies
  • Opportunities to find co-investors for those of which the Investor is lead

Social Venture Benefits:

  • Cost-effective fundraising
  • More investors

Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any inquiries.

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Impact Finance Center is working to catalyze unprecedented investment into Main Street by creating the infrastructure for a National Impact Investing Marketplace.

Direct investing marketplaces like our Investor Clubs are a critical part of that infrastructure.

Your support will help make it all possible!

Please note that IFC is not an investment advisor or broker – our investor clubs are for educational and networking purposes for investors to learn more about impact investing and what direct investing opportunities may be available in their areas of interest, identity, and place. IFC makes no investment recommendations or endorsements of investment opportunities or products. Consult your financial, legal, and/or tax professionals for how a particular investment may fit with your goals.