CFE lowers barriers and increases access to financing at below-market rates to local entrepreneurs, change makers and innovators dedicated to making a difference and making an impact. Our mission-focused platform provides patient lending capital that is invested in affordable housing, education, healthcare, small businesses, and community revitalization. In this way, we strengthen the foundation for improved lives and livelihoods for individuals and families across the markets we serve. If you believe, as we do, that everyone is entitled to economic opportunity, equity and mobility, then help us deliver the financing and financial tools that people need to achieve the promise of progress and prosperity. We welcome your support in the following ways:
Impact Investment Notes provide a pathway for individual philanthropic investors to deploy funds in service to mission-focused outcomes while securing a modest financial return. Our Notes are structured at specific number of years at a fixed interest rate, which is paid semi-annually. Principal is repaid at maturity. Capital from these notes is leveraged with other existing sources which multiplies the potential impacts of your dollars in underserved communities across the Greater Washington DC region.
Potential investors are advised that this is not an offer to sell a security or investment.
Private foundations are increasingly entering the impact investing space with funds that support innovative endeavors unrestricted by traditional program parameters. We enjoy the financial support of local family foundations, national foundations and corporate foundations that understand the importance of financial flexibility in the face of infrastructure needs and unanticipated funding opportunities. We invite those who work with foundations to explore our site, learn more about how and where we are making a difference, and discover how you help us achieve truly meaningful and sustainable impacts and outcomes.
We are grateful for the opportunity to put your hard-earned tax dollars to work in community development and revitalization. We hold these funds as a public trust, and always remember whose efforts contribute to the positive impacts and outcomes we pursue. For the past 20 years we have deployed these resources in service to increasing affordable housing, strengthening diverse nonprofits, fostering job creation, and ensuring sustainable neighborhoods.
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As a 501c3 nonprofit, CFE welcomes charitable donations year ‘round. Such funds support our technical assistance efforts, loan loss reserves, and other infrastructure programs that represent the backbone of our mission-focused lending and financial services delivery. CFE’s tax ID is 52-2101165, and your contribution is tax deductible as provided by law.
City First Enterprises is a mission-driven institution working at the intersection of financial innovation and impact investment. To help mitigate economic and racial inequity, CFE capital is put to use by supporting affordable housing, small businesses, increasing access to community facilities for the arts, health, education, and other social services, and to support sustainable living through green energy.
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CFE is an equal opportunity provider.