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Community Development Financial Institution

Building financial security together.

What it means to be a CDFI:

  • Community Development Financial Institutions – or CDFIs – are mission-driven
    financial institutions that are dedicated to providing financial services to meet the needs
    of economically disadvantaged individuals within underserved communities.
  • CDFIs invest in local communities and the residents who live there by providing critically
    needed financing often unavailable from mainstream financial institutions.
  • CDFIs are certified by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development
    Financial Institutions Fund – known as the CDFI Fund. In order to become a certified
    CDFI, the financial institution must: have a primary mission of promoting community
    development; provide financial products and services; serve one or more defined low income
    target markets; maintain accountability to the community it serves; and be a legal
    non-governmental entity.
  • All CDFIs share a common mission of serving low-income communities. CDFIs are
    commonly loan funds, credit unions, community banks, or venture capital funds.
  • Certified CDFIs are part of a national network promoting economic growth in
    America’s underserved communities by financing businesses, creating jobs, and
    rebuilding neighborhoods.
  • As a CDFI, Buckeye State Credit Union puts the community first and
    values local, economic growth.
  • Here in our communities, Buckeye State Credit Union provides
    individuals and businesses with financial services to promote local growth and
    economic development.
  • As a CDFI, Buckeye State Credit Union is dedicated to serving the
    residents and businesses of our communities that historically lack access to financial services
    to encourage our community to participate in the mainstream economy.

Community Development Financial Institution

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