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​The CDFI Fund’s Capacity Building Initiative Resource Bank provides educational reference materials on a variety of topics relevant to CDFIs, community development organizations, and the general public. Search or browse through the available Resource Banks below. For more information on the CDFI Fund’s training resources, please visit the Training and Technical Assistance page.

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Access for All: Expanding CDFI Impact in the Disability Community Resource Bank/DispForm.aspx?ID=15Access for All: Expanding CDFI Impact in the Disability Community<div class="ExternalClass4C825C1217D241DAAEBBAECB2F8BA058"><p>​The “Access for All” training and technical assistance series was offered through the Capacity Building Initiative to increase the impact and reach of CDFIs in support of the economic development goals of people with disabilities.</p></div><img alt="" src="/SiteCollectionImages/Stock%20Images/ResizedResourceBanks/iStock-1067566788_resized.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Building Native CDFIs’ Sustainability and Impact II Resource Bank/DispForm.aspx?ID=14Building Native CDFIs’ Sustainability and Impact II<div class="ExternalClassBD1CFF2C3EB04D95935E035A40356E7D"><p>The Building Native CDFI's Sustainability and Impact II training series was provided by ICF Incorporated, LLC and First Nation Oweesta to deliver a comprehensive technical assistance training platform for the Native CDFI industry.<br></p></div><img alt="" src="/SiteCollectionImages/Stock%20Images/ResizedResourceBanks/iStock-1148509106.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
CDFI Capitalization Resource Bank/DispForm.aspx?ID=1CDFI Capitalization<div class="ExternalClass51E504E1DBFA47F591BE2841D26C3A3E">The CDFI Capitalization training series was provided by NeighborWorks® America to help CDFIs learn strategies and techniques for increasing their capitalization and improving their liquidity.</div><img alt="" src="/SiteCollectionImages/Stock%20Images/ResizedResourceBanks/shutterstock_120247552.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Expanding CDFI Coverage in Underserved Areas Resource Bank/DispForm.aspx?ID=10Expanding CDFI Coverage in Underserved Areas <div class="ExternalClass81D3CDCF6114446C8DCF255C8FC7A094">The <i>Expanding CDFI Coverage in Underserved Areas</i> series, provided by Opportunity Finance Network, provides specialized training and technical assistance to certified and emerging CDFIs to extend their reach into certain underserved communities in the United States that currently lack a CDFI presence.</div><img alt="" src="/SiteCollectionImages/Stock%20Images/ResizedResourceBanks/shutterstock_231150910.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Financing Community Health Centers Resource Bank/DispForm.aspx?ID=9Financing Community Health Centers<div class="ExternalClassE301E6EBBA1F4D27AA3578253BCD3FCC">The Financing Community Health Centers series was provided by the Opportunity Finance Network to build the capacity of CDFIs to successfully finance and provide services to community health centers in underserved communities.</div><img alt="" src="/SiteCollectionImages/Stock%20Images/ResizedResourceBanks/shutterstock_16486871_resizedsmallhor.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Financing Healthy Food Options Resource Bank/DispForm.aspx?ID=2Financing Healthy Food Options<div class="ExternalClass868A15CA1D1D49A29AF93FA326FF31AC">The Financing Healthy Food Options series was provided by Opportunity Finance Network to support CDFIs engaged in the eradication of food deserts in their Target Markets. </div><img alt="" src="/SiteCollectionImages/Stock%20Images/ResizedResourceBanks/shutterstock_115275097.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Foreclosure Solutions Resource Bank/DispForm.aspx?ID=3Foreclosure Solutions<div class="ExternalClass5AC750A7FD1C4A76984BDE07F9A34902">The Foreclosure Solutions series was provided by NeighborWorks® America to help CDFIs build their capacity to operate highly effective foreclosure intervention programs.</div><img alt="" src="/SiteCollectionImages/Stock%20Images/ResizedResourceBanks/shutterstock_288308636_resizedhor.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Innovations in Small Business Lending Resource Bank/DispForm.aspx?ID=8Innovations in Small Business Lending<div class="ExternalClass06F67FB6D9F848CD8E99EAA17A7E3428">The Innovations in Small Business Lending series was provided by Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP to support business-oriented CDFIs increase services to small businesses and explore new market opportunities. </div><img alt="" src="/SiteCollectionImages/Stock%20Images/ResizedResourceBanks/shutterstock_144466123.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Minority CDE NMTC Training Resource Bank/DispForm.aspx?ID=12Minority CDE NMTC Training<div class="ExternalClass4E766C5F35A8446798033EFDD3FE2B0C"> The Minority Community Development Entity (CDE) New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Training is being provided by the National Community Investment Fund to certified CDEs that met the CDFI Fund’s definition of Minority-Owned or Minority-Controlled, in order to inform participants of the various roles which they can participate in the NMTC Program. </div><img alt="" src="/SiteCollectionImages/Stock%20Images/ResizedResourceBanks/shutterstock_141662929.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Portfolio Management Resource Bank/DispForm.aspx?ID=7Portfolio Management<div class="ExternalClass107F27C97AB14DF49A0269AB00188E1C">The Portfolio Management training series was provided by NeighborWorks® America to help CDFIs improve the capacity to manage their portfolios, including assessing and reducing portfolio risk.</div><img alt="" src="/SiteCollectionImages/Stock%20Images/ResizedResourceBanks/shutterstock_258518462.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Preserving and Expanding CDFI Minority Depository Institutions Resource Bank/DispForm.aspx?ID=6Preserving and Expanding CDFI Minority Depository Institutions<div class="ExternalClass0EB8DE8BA37E436980CBDD7E2FA03522">The Preserving and Expanding CDFI MDIs series was provided by Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP to support CDFI Minority Depository Institutions through a specialized training and technical assistance program. </div><img alt="" src="/SiteCollectionImages/Stock%20Images/ResizedResourceBanks/shutterstock_537119.jpg" width="221" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Scaling Up Microfinance Resource Bank/DispForm.aspx?ID=5Scaling Up Microfinance<div class="ExternalClass138B0EE318164911886B9A1674FA7240">The Scaling Up Microfinance training series was provided by Opportunity Finance Network to expand the capacity of CDFIs that specialize in microfinance. </div><img alt="" src="/SiteCollectionImages/Stock%20Images/ResizedResourceBanks/shutterstock_110188760.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Strengthening Small and Emerging CDFIs Resource Bank/DispForm.aspx?ID=4Strengthening Small and Emerging CDFIs <div class="ExternalClass4DD740E4B3B34990A760EFE7DC648E51">The Strengthening Small and Emerging CDFIs training series was provided by Opportunity Finance Network to provide comprehensive capacity building services and resources for small and emerging CDFIs. </div><img alt="" src="/SiteCollectionImages/Stock%20Images/ResizedResourceBanks/shutterstock_172217975_resizedhor.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
The Leadership Journey Resource Bank Resource Bank/DispForm.aspx?ID=11The Leadership Journey Resource Bank<div class="ExternalClass6115A6AFA9394C8B8DD11B961AC595FE">The CDFI Fund’s <i>The Leadership Journey II</i> series, provided by NeighborWorks® America, supported the continued growth and long-term sustainability of established Native CDFIs by providing the forum, tools, and resources for Native CDFI leaders to identify and address the critical challenges of their organizations. </div><img alt="" src="/SiteCollectionImages/Stock%20Images/ResizedResourceBanks/shutterstock_57862405.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />