What Our Clients Are Saying About Friedman Associates

“We chose Friedman Associates not only because of their reputation and quality of their work, but because they focused on building a strong and lasting relationship.”

Va-Megn Thoj, Executive Director Asian American Economic Development Association St. Paul, MN

“We are experiencing significant growth and change. With the support of Friedman Associates, we now have a tactical plan to improve operations, increase impact, and achieve our goals.”

Jacob Singer, CEO, Main Street Launch, Oakland, CA

“We retained Friedman Associates to help us prepare for an Aeris rating and were very impressed with their analysis.  Their recommendations were valuable and identified additional tools to strengthen our CDFI operations and activities promoting economic development  in the City of Detroit and the region. “

      Mary Seaberg King, Senior Vice-President, Invest Detroit

“We think of Friedman Associates as more of a partner than a consultant. Their expertise has proved invaluable in helping us to build capacity as we prepare to launch our CDFI loan fund.”

Nicole Ridley, Executive Director National Housing Support Services Corporation St. Louis, MO

“CDFIs seeking a partner to help scale up operations, improve performance and impact can do no better than Friedman Associates.”

Kelvin J. Collins, President, Harlem Commonwealth Council, Inc. Harlem, NY

I want to thank you for the dynamic, and practical CDFI underwriting training that you provided to our staff. They came back to the office this afternoon just bubbling with enthusiasm and praise for both days. Well done!

Sheila Cuddy, Executive Director, Quaboag Valley Community Development Corporation

“NYBCNA has worked with Friedman Associates for nearly twenty years. They are extremely adept at understanding our needs and challenges, and deliver action-oriented recommendations that have contributed to our growth and success.”

Yanki Tshering, Executive Director, Business Center for New Americans New York, New York

“We rely on Jason to educate our members about the best practices, industry standards, and emerging innovations in community development finance.”

Joe Kriesberg, CEO Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations (MACDC) Boston, MA

A Partial List of Our Amazing Clients

African Economic Development Services
Champions Funding
Albany Community Together
Anew America Community Corporation
Appalachian Community Enterprises
Appalachian Growth Capital
Alternatives Federal Credit Union
Aspen Institute (FIELD)
Business Center for New Americans|
California Association for Microenterprise Opportunity
California Capital Financial Development Corporation
California FarmLink
Capital for Change
Center for Rural Affairs
Champions Funding
Chi Ishobak
Coastal Enterprises, Inc.
Communityworks SC
Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region
Community Development Associates (CDA)
Cherokee Nation
Citizens Potawatomi CDC
Cleveland Foundation
Detroit Development Fund
Entrepreneur Works
Four Bands Community Fund
Grameen USA
Great Falls Development Authority
Harlem Entrepreneurial Fund
International Rescue Commission
Iowa Department of Economic Development
Invest Detroit

Justine Petersen
Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation
Latino Economic Development Corporation – D.C.
Louisiana Department of Economic Development
Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (LCMS)
National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders
National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC)
Main Street Launch
Massachusetts CDC Association
Mission Asset Fund
National Federation for Community Development Credit Unions
Northern California Community Loan Fund
Northern Maine Development Commission
Northwest Area Foundation
Ohio CDC Association
Omaha 100
People, Inc.
Renaissance Economic Development Corporation
Rising Tide Capital
Rocky Mountain Microfinance Institute
Rural Dynamics Incorporated
Self-Help Credit Union
Seneca Nation Indian Economic Development Corporation
Texas Community Capital
Union County Economic Development
Vermont Slauson Economic Development
Washington Area Community Investment Fund
Women’s Business Center of Northern Alabama
Women’s Economic Ventures