Date recorded: October 29, 2020

Learn how relationships with Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) can help communities that are underserved by the traditional banking sector.  CDFIs are privately-owned banks that promote financial inclusion and economic development among poorer communities.

CDFIs often have a focus on social responsibility and inclusion, rather than a pure profit motive and may receive support from the federal government’s CDFI Fund.

Topics Include

  • How CDFIs differ from traditional financial institutions
  • The benefit of working with CDFIs
  • Who is served by CDFIs
  • How to develop relationships with CDFIs
  • How the federal government’s CDFI fund supports these community efforts



Tobey Partch-Davies, Ph.D
Project Director
Institute on Disability, University of New Hampshire