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Community development financial institutions for child care: An explainer


Community Development Financial Institutions, or CDFIs, are private, mission-driven financial institutions that provide responsible and affordable financing to help low-income and under resourced communities achieve economic growth. CDFIs were established as part of the Department of Treasury’s CDFI Fund to create and expand the availability of credit, investment capital, and financial services in distressed urban and rural communities. (author abstract)

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