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.
Friday, September 18th, 2020 at 2:27pm
Students at our Truist/MBF Digital Marketing Series! 💻 📲 The workshop teaches small businesses how to digitize in time of COVID-19. For more information on MBF business workshops, please visit https://t.co/nxq2iPxEnX! https://t.co/rhGotdN47R
Monday, August 10th, 2020 at 12:41pm
MBF #SmallBizTips: Do you need to grow your digital marketing footprint, but don't know how? Apply for the Truist/MBF's Digital Marketing Series. This in-depth program will prepare you to use digital marketing to grow your business. Visit https://t.co/SprY35nmPv to apply. https://t.co/0T51AV7aTn
Friday, August 7th, 2020 at 3:00am
Congratulations to the 13th graduating and first virtual class of the MBF Small Business Training! 🎓 For more information on MBF business workshops, visit https://t.co/WziW7EGtTM! https://t.co/VbUyTqfm3O
Wednesday, July 29th, 2020 at 3:14pm
MBF #SmallBizTips: The RISE Miami-Dade Fund is a new loan program for Miami-Dade small businesses impacted by the pandemic. Visit https://t.co/KTsfOVzfqf to apply for the loan.
Monday, July 6th, 2020 at 7:20pm
Congratulations to MBF #LoanRecipient @GroovinBean1 for their feature in @MiamiHerald's article, "‘Black people drink coladas.’ How this restaurant brought coffee culture to Overtown." Read more at https://t.co/tQGYxwNsEo?.

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