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2019 CDFI Survey

From April through June 2019, the Federal Reserve conducted a national survey of community development financial institutions (CDFIs). CDFIs are specialized financial institutions operating in markets that are underserved by traditional financial institutions. The Richmond Fed supports the work of CDFIs to help encourage equitable access to capital in all communities.

The national CDFI Survey grew out of the Richmond Fed’s biennial Survey of CDFIs in the Southeast, which began in 2009 and was deployed from Maryland to Texas. The 2019 survey was administered in partnership with the 12 regional Federal Reserve Banks, the CDFI Fund, Opportunity Finance Network, First Nations Oweesta Corporation, NeighborWorks America and Inclusiv.

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2019

CDFIs by the Numbers: Federal Reserve CDFI Survey Key Findings Chart Book

The Federal Reserve’s 2019 CDFI Survey collected responses from 557 CDFIs in the continental United States, Alaska, Guam, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. This summary report provides key findings from the 2019 CDFI Survey.

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Community Scope, 2018, Issue 2

Strength in Numbers: The Growth and Evolution of CDFI Partnerships

This issue of Community Scope explores new research from the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta, Minneapolis, St. Louis and Richmond on community development financial institution (CDFI) partnership formation, development and sustainability, featuring eight case studies on CDFI partnerships.

Community Scope 2017 Issue 2 cover

Community Scope, 2017, Issue 2

Resilient Legacy, Connected Future: CDFIs in the Southeast

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Community Scope 2016 Issue 2

Community Scope, 2016, Issue 2

The Geographic Scope of CDFI Activity in the Southeast

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Community Scope 2016 Issue 1

Community Scope, 2016, Issue 1

Community Development Financial Institutions in the Southeast: Surveying the Social Investment Landscape

This issue of Community Scope presents key findings from the Richmond Fed’s 2015 Survey of CDFIs in the Southeast.

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