Contributor: Richmond Fed

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.
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?
Perspectives from Main Street
By Nishesh Chalise, Violeta Gutkowski
The spread of COVID-19 and the many efforts to slow it are impacting communities throughout the nation. To best respond to this crisis, information is needed about the scope and scale of challenges in various communities. 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. The survey was fielded by eight national partners and the Federal Reserve System's community development function.
2021 CDFI Survey Key Findings
By Federal Reserve Community Development Staff, Surekha Carpenter, Alexander Nikolov, Stephanie Norris, Alison Shott
From March 22 through May 14, 2021, the Federal Reserve fielded the 2021 CDFI Survey. Here's what 345 CDFIs said about their financial well-being throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, operational gaps and challenges, and effects on clients and communities they serve.
2021 CDFI Survey
By Christy Cleare
The Federal Reserve wants to hear about challenges facing Community Development Financial Institutions to help inform policy recommendations and programs. Take the 2021 CDFI survey March 22 – April 23, 2021.
Perspectives from Main Street
By Nishesh Chalise, Daniel Paul Davis, Michael Grover, Violeta Gutkowski, David Kaufmann, Karen Leone de Nie
Throughout 2020, the Federal Reserve surveyed nonprofits, financial institutions, government agencies, and other community organizations to understand the effects of COVID-19 on low- to moderate-income communities and the entities serving them. Here's what they found.
By Kate Brown
From Jul 20–Aug 14, 2020, the Fed surveyed 229 community development financial institutions during COVID-19. Here's how they responded.