Building The Alliance

A Substantial look at the important work of Black-led CDFIs sponsored by

The African American Alliance of CDFI CEOs

The African American Alliance of CDFI CEOs

Why Black-led CDFIs are in a unique position to ensure the economic stability of Black communities.

Why Black-led CDFIs are in a unique position to ensure the economic stability of Black communities.

More Than $1 Million in New Grants Will Help Organizations in 11 States Support Victims of Hate-Crimes, Strengthen Communities

Substantial among Community-Based Projects in California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, West Virginia and Wisconsin Awarded Grants

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It takes a coalition of the willing and the committed. We are grateful for the generous support of our current and past supporters. We continue to grow this list along our journey to showcase to the world how Substantial we are.

TowneBank
TowneBank
North Carolina Community Foundation
NC Community Foundation
NC IDEA Foundation
NC IDEA Foundation
NC Education Lottery
NC Education Lottery
Walk West
Walk West
The Diversity Movement
The Diversity Movement
Capitol Broadcasting Company
Capitol Broadcasting Company
5 Prime Media Group
5 Prime Media Group
NC Civil
NC Civil
MWBE
MWBE Greenville NC
City of Greenville NC
City of Greenville NC
East Carolina University
East Carolina University
Pitt Community College
Pitt Community College
Ear Fluence
Ear Fluence
Vidant Health
Vidant Health
Creative Allies
Creative Allies
Taylor Made Publishing
Taylor Made Publishing
U Good, Bro, Inc.
U Good, Bro, Inc.
The Sport Shop
The Sport Shop
Dell
Dell
Villa Verde
Villa Verde
Community Investment Network
Community Investment Network
The Black Light Project
The Black Light Project
The Women's Business Center of Charlotte
The Women's Business Center of Charlotte

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