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Past Webinar

Investment Connection
Mon., Oct. 4, 2021

Investment Connection LIVE! - Rural America

The Richmond Fed's Investment Connection program highlights organizations with community and economic development projects that are potentially eligible for funding or financing under the Community Reinvestment Act. These projects aim to support people and businesses in communities with low and moderate incomes or are distressed or underserved.

Selected organizations that have projects that serve rural communities will have a unique opportunity to pitch their proposals to bankers, CDFIs, foundations and other funding entities with similar missions.

During this live virtual pitch session, organizations will present lending, investment and service opportunities available throughout Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. The projects pitched will address rural investment opportunities.


Piedmont Housing Alliance (PHA)
Charlottesville, Virginia

Pitch Session Proposal: 
Seeking to develop long-term homeownership opportunities for lower-income households in rural areas of Central Virginia, through the acquisition and renovation of existing homes and the development of new homes, under the Community Land Trust model.

View Application in the Investment Connection Funders Portal

Habitat for Humanity – Georgetown County South Carolina, Inc.
Georgetown, South Carolina

Pitch Session Proposal: 
Seeking support to fund a partnership with Georgetown County to build a 30-home development (using housing opportunity credits) that can be accessed by families earning in the 30-80% Area Median Income range.

View Application in the Investment Connection Funders Portal

Junior Achievement of the Triad
Greensboro, North Carolina

Pitch Session Proposal:
Seeking funding to continue developing students in Grades K-8 through a proven curriculum that helps cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset, prepares youths for jobs of the future and develop skills that foster financial independence. 

View Application in the Investment Connection Funders Portal

Horizon Goodwill Industries
Hagerstown, Maryland

Pitch Session Proposal: 
Seeking funding for a healthy foods initiative to serve residents of Hagerstown, which is a food desert. This project would bring a full-scale grocery store to the city, allowing for walkable access to fresh, affordable and healthy foods.

View Application in the Investment Connection Funders Portal

Unleash Tygart
Grafton, West Virginia

Pitch Session Proposal:
Seeking to develop a mixed-use facility that offers space for nonprofits to create a one-stop-shop for at-risk Taylor County residents, rental space for retail and private businesses, and rental spaces for meetings, video production and cooperative working spaces.

View Application in the Investment Connection Funders Portal

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Who Should Attend

Bankers, CDFIs, Community Investors, Community Advocates

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Peter M. Dolkart (410) 576-3389 (410) 952-8142 (mobile)