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Investment Connection

Working to bring community and economic development organizations, funders and bankers together to establish new relationships and find innovative approaches to meet the needs of the community.


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Investment Connection brings together bankers, nonprofit organizations, foundations, and public and private funders to meet and explore community development opportunities in the areas they serve, especially those in low- and moderate-income, distressed and underserved communities.

Learn more about the program’s success in connecting projects with funding.

For Organizations

Organizations with projects deemed eligible under the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) may submit community and economic development projects through a Request for Proposal process. Organizations may submit multiple projects for consideration; however only one project per CRA specified category.

Typical issues addressed include but are not limited to:

  • Asset building/financial education
  • Community facilities
  • Small business development/micro lending
  • Healthy neighborhoods/affordable housing
  • Workforce development

Proposals accepted until October 11, 2019. Thank you for your interest. Please contact Peter Dolkart regarding future Investment Connection opportunities.

For Funders

Banks, foundations, government entities and others throughout the Fifth District with the capacity to invest, lend or provide services in support of CRA activities may explore our searchable database beginning August 12, 2019 to create a customized list of funding opportunities in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

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Disclaimer: The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond is not a grantmaking organization. The purpose of its convening the Investment Connection program is to facilitate education, information sharing and potential opportunities related to the CRA. The Richmond Fed does not endorse or make any representations as to the propriety or suitability of the participating organizations investments or programs. Organizations should perform their own due diligence before engaging in any transactions with these entities to ensure that any such transactions meet the organization’s objectives.

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