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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.

Community Development Finance:

Opportunity Finance Network


CDFI Coalition

National Community Investment Fund

National Community Reinvestment Coalition

Wall Street Without Walls

Impact Investing:

Calvert Foundation

Global Impact Investing Network

Making Money Make Change

Investor’s Circle

Social Venture Network

Community Development Venture Capital Alliance

Pacific Community Ventures

Cambridge Associates - Mission Related Investing

Research Institutions:

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


Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

Low Income Investment Fund

NYC Financial Network Action Consortium

Nonprofit Finance Fund

Primary Care Development Corporation



Abysinnian Development Corporation

Alianza Dominicana

Allen A.M.E. Neighborhood Preservation and Development Corporation

Astella Development Corporation

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation

Belmont Arthur Avenue LDC

Bridge Street Development Corporation

Bronx Shepherds Restoration Corporation

Church Avenue Merchants Block Association

Community Association of Progressive Dominicans

Community League of the Heights

Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation

East New York Urban Youth Corps

Fifth Avenue Committee

Fordham Bedford Housing Corporation

Greenpoint Manufacturing and Design Center

Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement

Hope Community, Inc.

Manhattan Valley Development Corporation

MDB Community Housing Corporation

Northfield Community Local Development Corporation

Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition

Phase: Piggy Back, Inc.

Pratt Area Community Council

Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation

South Bronx Community Management Company, Inc.

South Bronx Overal Economic Development Corporation

St. Nicholas Neighborhood Preservation Corporation

Urban Strategies Inc.

We Stay/Nos Quedamos

West Harlem Group Assistance

Women's Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDCo)


Bank of America

Chase Community Development Group

Deutsche Bank Community Development Finance

Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group

HSBC Community Development

Wachovia Community Development Finance

Governmental & Quasi-Governmental Agencies:

New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR)

New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD)

NYC Housing Development Corporation (HPD)