Certified CDFI

What it means to be a CDFI

Community Development Financial Institutions – or CDFIs – are mission-driven financial institutions that are dedicated to providing financial services to meet the needs of economically disadvantaged individuals within underserved communities.

  • CDFIs invest in local communities and the residents who live there by providing critically needed financing often unavailable from mainstream financial institutions.
  • CDFIs are certified by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund – known as the CDFI Fund. In order to become a certified CDFI, the financial institution must: have a primary mission of promoting community development; provide financial products and services; serve one or more defined low-income target markets; maintain accountability to the community it serves; and be a legal non-governmental entity.
  • All CDFIs share a common mission of serving low-income communities. CDFIs are commonly loan funds, credit unions, community banks, or venture capital funds.
  • Certified CDFIs are part of a national network promoting economic growth in America’s underserved communities by financing businesses, creating jobs, and rebuilding neighborhoods.
  • As a CDFI, MBF puts the community first and values local, economic growth.
Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 at 1:37am
Register now for tomorrow's Cash Flow workshop! https://t.co/Ww927BN9Ey
FIU Entrepreneurship @FIUEntrepreneur
Are you profitable & struggle monthly in managing your cash flow? On 9/22 from 10a-2p, hosting a Manage Your Cash Flow Workshop in partnership w/ @MiamiBaysideFo. The workshop will help businesses understand the difference between profits & cash flow.
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Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 at 12:00am
MBF #smallbiztips: Your online presence needs to be strong and healthy if you want your business to be successful. Even if you are not an expert, you can use these 8 tips to build your online presence.
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Friday, September 21st, 2018 at 12:00am
Last night's "Introduction to Financial Statements" workshop, by SBDC at FIU and MBF, addressed planning for future growth and measuring the financial success of your business! Go to https://t.co/taNA8RVRhd to learn about our upcoming workshops. https://t.co/pIAAqnJtNO
Thursday, September 20th, 2018 at 12:00am
MBF #smallbiztips: Facebook has more than 2.2 billion monthly active users, making it a great place for businesses to reach consumers. If you are looking to pay to boost your posts or create effective ad content on the platform, here are some expert tips.
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Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 at 12:00am
Congratulations to MBF #loanrecipient @PantherCoffee for being featured in @DailyCoffeeNews' article, "Best of Cauca Auction a Model for Coffee Success in Colombian Post-Conflict Zones."
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