Our vision, mission, and values

Institutional racism and inequity have shut millions of entrepreneurs out of the financial services system and cut them off from vital resources designed to help them grow. CRF’s envisions a future where a just economy works for all. That’s why our tailored services and solutions are designed to address specific community-level challenges that limit access to capital and small business services, particularly for people living and working in historically under-resourced communities.

Our Vision

A just economy that works for all.

Our mission

To improve lives and strengthen communities through innovative financial solutions.

Our Values

Create Equitable Economic Opportunities

We believe it is our responsibility to fight to ensure that communities all across the nation have access to a level economic playing field. We are committed to providing opportunities and delivering measurable, transformative impact.

Lead through Collaboration

We believe that true leaders work with, and through, others to create impact. We are passionate about learning and strive to be courageous, yet humble, thought leaders.

Transform Through Innovation

We believe in taking risks, being open to the unexpected and demonstrating unwavering commitment to solving problems that affect the communities we serve. We develop and deliver creative solutions that transform the system from the inside-out to improve lives, communities, our work and our industry.

Excel in All We Do

We believe that we should be uncompromising in our pursuit of excellence. We have high standards and will accept nothing less than striving to be the best we can be.

Act with Integrity

We believe in holding each other to the highest moral and ethical standards, not compromising truth. We will authentically treat everyone with respect and embrace diversity in our organization and the communities we serve.