Surveys & Survey Data
By Fed Communities Staff
Discover how CDFIs are faring in today’s economy. Learn about their products and services, existing challenges, and potential solutions revealed by the Federal Reserve’s latest CDFI survey. Watch or listen on demand.
By Surekha Carpenter, Nick Haltom, Sierra Latham, Stephanie Norris, Hailey Phelps, Kai Amado
From April 24 through June 2, 2023, the Federal Reserve fielded the 2023 CDFI Survey. Respondents touched on demand for products and services, innovation, and impacts of rising interest rates, a tight labor market, and rising wages. Here's what 453 CDFIs said about their financial well-being and the road ahead.
By Carrie Cook
Results from the 2023 Federal Reserve CDFI Survey are in. Get a first look at high-level findings about challenges in meeting demand, product innovation, and more.
By Lucas Misera
Half of businesses survive at least five years but many start on shaky financial footing. The Federal Reserve Small Business Credit Survey reveals unique funding challenges for startups owned by people of color.
By Jacob Lockwood
Get insights from the October 2022 survey on issues ranging from inflation to shrinking retirement savings to barriers to homeownership.
By Carrie Cook
Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) are important to closing gaps in credit and capital access. The 2023 CDFI Survey aims to find out how CDFI demand and capacity have changed in the last two years.
By Emily Corcoran
Small business owners with employees share their views on hiring, funding challenges, and more. Get takeaways from the latest Small Business Credit Survey report.
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.
By Liz Duda
Most people want to retire to pursue other interests or when they reach normal retirement age. But life events often play a role.
By Emily Hershman, Vijay Palaparty
Find out how to apply COVID-19 learnings to create a more inclusive and equitable workplace.