Message from the Director

CDFI Publish Date

As we move toward the second half of 2019, I wanted to take a moment to provide an update on our progress, and to reflect upon some of our recent accomplishments.

As the new Director of the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund), I am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead an organization with such a strong history of facilitating investment and lending in distressed and underserved communities across the country.

One of the most energizing aspects of my job as director of the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) is engaging with a diverse array of stakeholders who care about creating economic opportunity in distressed communities and telling them the CDFI story.

The CDFI Fund's FY 2016 Year in Review is now available on the CDFI Fund's website. Read Director Annie Donovan's introductory message below, and view the full publication here.

I'm very pleased to release the CDFI Fund's new five-year Strategic Plan: Impact and Excellence. You can read it here.

Today I spoke at the 2016 CDFI Coalition Institute to discuss the CDFI Fund's recent accomplishments and our upcoming objectives.

I am very excited to kick-off the CDFI Fund National Listening Tour at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco next Tuesday. To enhance the dialogue, the CDFI Fund is launching a Twitter account TODAY! Follow us @CDFIFund.

Last Monday marked the beginning of my tenure as the new Director of the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund).

CDFI Fund Director Donna J. Gambrell retired at the end of December, 2013. Her last message to the CDFI community is below.