Community Investing Resources

Please find below a list of organizations CDBA is partnered, associated, or involved with. These organizations can be valuable resources for any CDFI-certified bank or for socially conscious investors.

Banking Industry

ABA is the largest banking trade association in the country and its membership includes community, regional and money center banks and holding companies, as well as savings associations, trust companies and savings banks.

ICBA is a national voice for community banks and represents community banks of all sizes and charter types throughout the United States. 

NAAHL's diverse membership includes private sector lenders and investors in affordable housing and community economic development.

The National Bankers Association is the American trade association for minority- and women-owned banks.

CDFI Industry

AEO is the national leadership organization and the voice of microenterprise development.

Cleveland State Bank was established in 1908 in Cleveland, Mississippi, part of the Mississippi Delta. For over a century, Cleveland State Bank has served its community with pride and watched the area grow at the hands of dedicated leadership. The bank's motto, "bank on a better future with us," embodies the spirit of its partnership with and investment in the citizens of the Delta.  

CDBA is a proud member of the CDFI Coalition. The Coalition is the unified national voice of community development financial institutions (CDFIs) of all institution types. CDBA sits on the Board of Directors of the Coalition.

CDVCA is the network for the rapidly growing field of community development venture capital (CDVC) investing which provides equity capital to businesses in underinvested markets.

OFN is the leading network of unregulated community development loan funds and seeks to identify and invest in opportunities to benefit low-income and low-wealth people in the U.S.

Investor Network

NCIF is a non-profit, private equity trust that invests in banks, thrifts, and credit unions that generate both financial and social returns.  

RCRI is the leading resource and provider of education, services, and information to meet the current and emerging stewardship needs of religious institute investors throughout the United States. 

CDBA is a proud member of the Social Investment Forum (SIF). SIF is the only national membership association dedicated to advancing the concept, practice, and growth of socially and environmentally responsible investing (SRI).