OFN Ally Locator

  • OFN Allies actively support OFN’s mission and the important

  • work we do on behalf of the opportunity finance industry.

Ally Locator



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  • Phebe Quattrucci
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  • David Roddick
  • Cliff Rosenthal
  • Helen Scalia
  • Norman E. Taylor
  • Sima Thakkar
  • Rosa Rios Valdez
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  • Mary Vasys
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  • Organizations

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    FIELD at the Aspen Institute Ally Type: Organization
    Washington, DC

    FIELD at the Aspen Institute

    Contact Name: Joyce Klein
    Phone Number:
    Category: Nonprofit
    Website: https://www.aspeninstitute.org/programs/economic-opportunities-program/field/

    Services Offered:


    Filene Research Institute Ally Type: Organization
    Madison, WI

    Filene Research Institute

    Contact Name: George Hofheimer
    Phone Number: 608.661.3740
    Category: Nonprofit
    Website: http://www.filene.org

    Services Offered:

    Research, custom research, product and service development, pilot testing of new ideas, innovation competency development in financial institutions, speaking and advisory services.


    We are a nonprofit, independent, think and do tank for the consumer finance industry.

    First Ponca Financial Ally Type: Organization
    Grand Island, NE

    First Ponca Financial

    Contact Name: Pete Upton
    Phone Number: 308-850-0303
    Category: CDFI
    Website: http://firstponcafinancial.com/

    Services Offered:


    Friedman Associates Ally Type: Organization
    Iowa City, IA

    Friedman Associates

    Contact Name: Jason Friedman
    Phone Number: 319-341-3556
    Category: Consultant
    Website: http://www.friedmanassociates.net

    Services Offered:

    Our core competencies include:

    • Feasibility studies for product and/or market expansion
    • Design and Development of Loan Funds
    • Creation of Financial Products and Development Services
    • Business and Operations plans to guide implementation, growth and sustainability
    • Deep dive analysis of loan fund operations to assess performance and impact
    • Capitalization plans
    • Developing metrics to measure program performance and impact
    • Grant writing support for CDFI, USDA, and SBA applications


    Friedman Associates (FA) is the largest CDFI Consulting Services firm of senior-level practitioners. We are relentlessly dedicated to building the financial and intellectual capacity of nonprofit lenders. Former EDs, Directors of Lending and Development Directors, our consultants have launched start-ups; implemented growth strategies; captured new markets; and raised millions for capital and operations. We have extensive experience in writing numerous CDFI Fund applications.

    FUND Consulting, LLC Ally Type: Organization
    Chicago, IL

    FUND Consulting, LLC

    Contact Name: Lolita Sereleas
    Phone Number: 773-281-8845
    Category: Consultant
    Website: http://www.fundconsulting.com

    Services Offered:

    • Strategic Planning
    • Capitalization Planning
    • Impact Analysis
    • Market Analysis
    • Grant Writing
    • CDFI Certification and Compliance


    FUND Consulting is a women-owned firm focused on providing strategic and operational services to community development financial institutions (CDFIs), nonprofit, and government clients nationwide.

    Fund Good Jobs Ally Type: Organization
    Oakland, CA

    Fund Good Jobs

    Contact Name: Kot Hordynski
    Phone Number: (510) 292-5001
    Category: CDFI
    Website: http://www.icafundgoodjobs.org

    Services Offered:

    We provide dynamic small businesses with education, acceleration, and investment. ICA Fund Good Jobs Education emphasizes business fundamentals and supports mission aligned entrepreneurs in developing frameworks for stabilizing, leading and growing their businesses. The Good Jobs Accelerator works deeply with 8-10 companies to build a strong foundation for sustainable growth & good job creation. Entrepreneurs who have attended our Education offerings and have had their financials reviewed by ICA Fund Good Jobs are eligible for the Accelerator. Our capital is currently invested in 5 companies referred through ICA’s capital preparation support programs. Each company has a tailored work plan to achieve revenue growth and job creation targets, mitigate risk, and ensure a favorable return on investment for the fund.


    ICA Fund Good Jobs is an Oakland-based CDFI that educates, accelerates, and invests in high-growth small businesses in order to create accessible good jobs that lead to equitable communities for all.

    Gateway Community Development Fund, Inc. Ally Type: Organization
    Saint Louis, MO

    Gateway Community Development Fund, Inc.

    Contact Name: Erica Dobreff, President /Colleen Hafner, Vice President
    Phone Number: 816.753.0941/ 314.436.7810
    Category: Consultant
    Website: http://www.gatewaycdfi.com

    Services Offered:

    • Consulting in organizational development and strategic planning
    • Consulting to developers of affordable housing, including modeling financial projections
    • Financial and construction draw management
    • Training in compliance and asset management
    • Performance of physical needs assessments for housing developments


    Gateway CDFI provides consulting services, financial products and training to entities serving low-income neighborhoods and their residents in the St. Louis and Kansas City metro areas; filling the need for innovative financing and development services. Gateway also consults with developers of affordable housing throughout the Midwest.

    Georgia Cities Foundation, Inc. Ally Type: Organization
    Atlanta, GA

    Georgia Cities Foundation, Inc.

    Contact Name: Perry Hiott
    Phone Number: 678-686-6207
    Category: CDFI
    Website: http://www.georgiacitiesfoundation.org

    Services Offered:

    1. Downtown Financing and Rebate Programs
    2. Heart & Soul Downtown Workshop (with Georgia Municipal Association)
    3. Downtown Development Authority Training (with GMA and University of Georgia)
    4.  Downtown Renaissance Partnership Programs (with GMA and University of Georgia)
    5. Annual Renaissance Award


    The Georgia Cities Foundation was established in 1999 as a 501(c)(3) organization. In December 2010, the Foundation was designated as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) by the United States Department of the Treasury's CDFI Fund. The mission of the Foundation is to assist cities in their community development efforts to revitalize and enhance underserved downtown areas, by serving as a partner and facilitator in funding capital projects, and by providing training and technical assistance.

    Growth Capital Corp Ally Type: Organization
    Cleveland, OH

    Growth Capital Corp

    Contact Name: John Kropf
    Phone Number: 216 592-2343
    Category: CDFI
    Website: http://www.growthcapitalcorp.com

    Services Offered:

    • SBA 504 Fixed Asset Financing
    • SBA 504 Fixed Asset REFINANCING
    • Ohio Regional 166 Fixed Asset Financing
    • SBA Community Advantage Real Estate, Equipment, Business Acquisition & Working Capital Financing.


    Growth Capital Corp. was founded in 1982, as a private not-for-profit Certified Development Company, extending financial assistance to local businesses with a focus on job creation and underserved markets in Northeast Ohio. Growth Capital provides creative financing solutions to growing businesses through the SBA 504 and Ohio Regional 166 loan programs as well as the SBA Community Advantage program in conjunction with local bank lenders, assisting nearly 1000 companies and leveraging nearly $1 Billion in small business expansion projects supporting the creation of thousands of new job opportunities to members of our communities, many in underserved markets. Growth Capital is the Number One SBA 504 and SBA Community Advantage Lender in the entire state of Ohio and seeks to be the premier provider of economic development financing in the markets we serve.

    Haa Aani Community Development Fund, Inc. Ally Type: Organization
    Anchorage, AK

    Haa Aani Community Development Fund, Inc.

    Contact Name: Edward Davis
    Phone Number:
    Category: CDFI
    Website: http://www.sealaska.com/what-we-do/economic-development/haa-aani-cdfi

    Services Offered:



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