We help build and grow remarkably successful Community Development Financial Institutions

Friedman Associates, LLC is a national consulting firm to Community Development Financial Institutions, with the leading experts dedicated to building the financial and intellectual capacity of mission driven lenders.

Your vision: Financial sustainability; enduring capacity; and mission impact. Is there anything else?

Our ‘sweet spot’: Build and improve loan fund operations to meet industry standards. Develop your five-year financial growth forecast to attract funding and prepare for growth. Train staff in best practices. Strategic plans that produce results. A playbook to launch a new CDFI and obtain certification.

Why F|A?  Because the stakes are too high – for your organization, your borrowers, and your community. You deserve to work with seasoned industry experts relentlessly dedicated to your success. 

CDFI Fund Program Applications: It Comes Down to This…

  • Unmatched competency: we come from the industry – executive, finance, lending, and development. We’ve been writing CDFI Fund applications for nearly 20 years. Plus, our team includes experts hired by the CDFI Fund to review program applications.

  • Unparalleled approach: we assess your competitiveness and craft a strategy that makes the best case for funding. We use proprietary software that accelerates the preparation of your application. 
  • Low score blues? for $2,500 we’ll scrub your FY ’19 CDFI Fund FA application (and AMIS data entry) and deliver a comprehensive report with recommendations covering every question in the application.

Are You ‘Certifiable‘?  Welcome to CDFI Fund Certification Central!

CDFI Certification is the gateway to achieving your vision to create widely shared economic opportunity in your community. In 30 minutes, we can assess your readiness for certification – at no cost We then prepare your application and track it until approval!

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