Here we have compiled a list of national industry trade associations, research institutions and organizations of interest to social investors and community development finance professionals. These lists will be revised regularly as the fields evolve.

As part of our commitment to being a resource for place-based investing in New York City, we are also in the process of compiling lists of prominent Community Development Corporations (CDCs), Community Development Finance Institutions (CDFIs), banks and government agencies involved in community development in New York City.

Monitor Institute - With lead funding from Rockefeller Foundation, the Monitor Institute released a comprehensive report on Impact Investing in January 2009

National Community Investment Fund - Social Performance Metrics

Center for Community Capital - University of North Carolina

Community Development Finance Lab - Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy

Institute for Responsible Investment - Boston College

This is a list of prominent CDFIs in New York City in addition to those among our borrowers. For an exhaustive list of all registered CDFIs in New York City, please consult the following list organized by state here.

Bethex Federal Credit Union

Community Development Trust

Community Development Venture Capital Association (CDVCA)

Community Preservation Corporation

Corporation for Supportive Housing


Low Income Investment Fund