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Connecting Communities: Putting the Community Reinvestment Act to Work in Your Community

December 1, 2022 @ 3:00 pm 4:30 pm EST

Connecting Communities

This webinar is now available to watch on-demand.

It can be difficult for community-based organizations to fund projects and programs. But if they’re eligible for investment under the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), that could give them an edge.  The CRA encourages banks to support community development initiatives in low- and moderate-income communities. This legislation has been an important tool for driving innovation in partnerships and delivery models and increasing funding to eligible projects.  

Join us for a discussion with community-based organizations and bankers who have successfully worked together by developing CRA-eligible project proposals through the Federal Reserve’s Investment Connection program. During the webinar, you’ll gain an understanding of how to identify potential partners, develop mutually supportive relationships, and shape proposals that speak to the needs of organizations and funders alike.


Jennie Blizzard

Jennie Blizzard
Communications Advisor
Fed Communities

Stacy Clay
Senior Vice President, Midwest Retail Lead, and Director of Community Affairs
First Bank

Ariel Cisneros

Ariel Cisneros
Lead Community Development Advisor
Kansas City Fed

Casey Sorensen

Casey Sorensen
PCs for People

James Wareham-Morris

James Wareham-Morris
Senior Vice President of Risk Management
Alpine Bank 

Sara Middendorf

Sara Middendorf
Director of St. Louis Builds Credit
Prosperity Connection

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About Connecting Communities®

Real people. Real research. Real conversations.

Connecting Communities is a Federal Reserve-sponsored webinar series providing timely information on community and economic development issues. It complements Fed community development outreach initiatives conducted through the 12 regional Reserve Banks and Federal Reserve Board of Governors.

Have questions about the program? Contact us