Contributor: Kansas City Fed

January 2023 Community Perspectives and Conditions
By Federal Reserve Community Development Staff
Here’s what nonprofit and community leaders, and workforce professionals serving lower-income people, shared with the Federal Reserve for the Beige Book.
December 1, 2022 Connecting Communities webinar panel
By Fed Communities Staff
How can banks and nonprofits effectively partner to fund CRA-eligible programs and projects? In this webinar, nonprofit leaders and bankers share their tips. Watch on demand.
Deonne Luacaw
By Gabriella Chiarenza
Losing public assistance benefits when their income goes up incentivizes some workers to stay in low-paying jobs. It discourages others who are willing to work from joining the workforce. Explore the issue and what's being done.
2022 Perspectives from Main Street Survey Findings
By Nishesh Chalise, Violeta Gutkowski, Heidi Kaplan
This report offers findings of a survey designed to collect information on the effects of COVID-19 on low- to moderate-income people and communities and the entities serving them in 2022.
Illustration of diverse group of people
By Teesha Miller, Emily Garr Pacetti
The Federal Reserve Beige Book covers a variety of perspectives on economic matters Fed decisionmakers use to guide their monetary policy decisions. Here's what you need to know about new sections that highlight conditions in low- and moderate-income communities.
Grand Opening, Frogtown Square, 2011
By Jennifer Wilding
Experience Investment Connection—from pitch to impact—with small business owners, community organizers, and bankers, and the Federal Reserve community development experts bringing them together.
Family-owned small business
By Dell Gines
Access to credit is vital for small businesses. The Federal Reserve's annual Small Business Credit Survey provides critical data and insights for policymakers, small business support program managers.
Cafe worker, like those at risk of going over the benefits cliff, assists a customer
By Fed Communities Staff
Landing a better-paying job is the dream of many Americans. But what happens when a higher salary makes it harder to pay the bills?
Mom gives daughter a math lesson, caregiving at home
By Anna Crockett, Steven Howland
The pandemic highlighted the important role of caregivers in the economy, but it also heightened their struggles.
Entrepreneur stands outside holding open sign
By Dell Gines
Corporate diversity programs often talk about helping people "get invited to the party and also dance." However, entrepreneurs want to "start their own parties" and equitably. Here's how communities can support them.