As the only fund focused solely on mission-oriented banks, NCIF has investments in 15% of all certified CDFI Banks. Our investment in mission-oriented institutions is important not only for the stability of these institutions, but also for the well-being of the small businesses, families, and organizations in the communities they serve.
Equity Investments to Banks: NCIF purchases both common and preferred stock in mission-oriented banks. NCIF’s equity investments enable banks to leverage dollars 8 to 10 times with deposits, magnifying the investment’s power to impact local economies. Investees are vetted through a rigorous system, and must demonstrate a strong dedication to mission throughout the life of the investment.
In the past, NCIF has made secondary capital investments to support low-income credit unions in communities with extremely limited access to financial products and services.
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NCIF’s investees have originated billions of dollars in development loans to help small businesses, families, and organizations in economically distressed communities. Read more.