Category: Opinion

Partner Spotlight: OBDC Small Business Finance

CRF is proud to collaborate with organizations that have a passion for helping small businesses, particularly those owned by minorities, women and veterans or that are located in low-income communities. This month’s spotlight shines on one of our amazing partners, OBDC Small Business Finance Mission: to create economic opportunity by empowering entrepreneurs OBDC Small Business […]

Accessing Investment Capital through the CDFI Bond Guarantee Program – Free Webinar 2/18

Accessing Investment Capital through the CDFI Bond Guarantee Program The CDFI Bond Guarantee Program is an innovative federal credit program that offers credit-worthy certified CDFIs access to affordable long-term capital. In this free Connecting Communities session, learn how this unique program incentivizes and empowers CDFIs to execute large-scale projects, including the development of commercial real […]

Entrepreneurs can win $3,000 in the BOOST Small Business Contest

Twin Cities entrepreneurs have an opportunity to win $3,000 for their small business by entering the BOOST for Small Business contest sponsored by Connect2Capital. Connect2Capital is an online small business lending platform developed by Community Reinvestment Fund, USA (CRF), a non-profit small business lender. CRF judges will choose the semi-finalists and the public will vote online for […]