Help create and sustain jobs in America. When you make a donation to Opportunity Finance Network® for the Create Jobs for USA Fund, 100 percent of your donation will help create and sustain jobs in underserved communities across our country.
Join Citi Community Development and the Citi Foundation as we support this program, which provides capital grants to select community lending institutions, or Community Development Financial Institutions or CDFIs, that are members of Opportunity Finance Network, also known as OFN.
OFN's national network of more than 195 CDFIs are performance-oriented, responsible and affordable lenders who finance community businesses across the U.S. These small businesses, microenterprises, nonprofit organizations, commercial real estate, and affordable housing providers often find it challenging to secure financing from conventional financing institutions. Create Jobs for USA will spark job growth in the areas where it is needed most.
Citi Community Development and the Citi Foundation are reinforcing our support for community businesses by making a $1 million contribution to OFN for the Create Jobs for USA Fund. This contribution is part of Citi's deep, longtime commitment to making capital available and connecting community business owners to opportunities that allow them to launch, expand, and succeed.
In addition to our contributions to the Create Jobs for USA Fund, together with OFN and Calvert Foundation, we also created the $200 million Communities at Work Fund to provide financing to many CDFIs. That fund has already deployed over $100 million in financing to community businesses nationwide.