The Capacity Building Initiative will help the CDFI Fund achieve its mission by
ensuring CDFIs have the capacity to meet the needs in their communities.
The CDFI Fund’s Strengthening Small and Emerging CDFIs series, provided by Opportunity
Finance Network, will provide comprehensive capacity building services and resources
for small and emerging CDFIs. The series will be tailored to the diverse needs of
a broad spectrum of CDFI types and community characteristics. The program will provide
training and technical assistance, including one-on-one assistance and mentored
cohorts, for small and emerging CDFIs enabling them to increase their impact and
improve their sustainability. This initiative will be targeted toward certified
CDFIs and those pursuing certification.
The series will include:
- Training:In-person training will be provided on topics such as technology,
human capital, sustainable and feasible business models, and other relevant subjects.
- Technical Assistance:Technical assistance will be available to CDFIs that
participate in the in-person training sessions.
Training and technical assistance opportunities will be made available to small
and emerging CDFIs.