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2020

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Investing in the Future of Child Care: Supporting Small Business Providers
October 1, 2020
Webinar

This webinar focused on the operational challenges facing small business child care providers both before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. We explored the systemic changes needed to support the sustainability of these essential businesses and how each community partner can play a role.

2019

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2018

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Understanding Opportunity Zones in Nevada
November 27, 2018
Las Vegas, NV 89101

Join national experts and Nevada-based professionals to discuss Opportunity Zones in Nevada. Learn about the roles we can all play to ensure low-income communities benefit from and participate in the economic growth and development generated by this new tax incentive.

Expanding Access to Capital to Advance Healthy Nail Salons
August 21, 2018
San Francisco, CA

Come learn about the results of a microloan program that provides capital for nail salons to become recognized as Healthy Nail Salons, and hear the story of how unlikely partners came together to promote the health of low-income nail salon workers.

2017

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Invest in Results because Outcomes Matter
September 12, 2017
Washington, DC

Watch recordings from the launch of our new book, What Matters: Investing in Results to Build Strong, Vibrant Communities, and the beginning of a dialogue on the evolution of the outcomes universe.

Invest in Results Because Outcomes Matter
June 13, 2017
San Francisco, CA

Watch recordings from the launch of our new book, What Matters: Investing in Results to Build Strong, Vibrant Communities, and the beginning of a dialogue on the evolution of the outcomes universe.

Invest in Results because Outcomes Matter
June 5, 2017
New York, NY

Please join us and Nonprofit Finance Fund?for the launch of our new book, What Matters: Investing in Results to Build Strong, Vibrant Communities, and the beginning of a dialogue on the evolution of the outcomes universe.?

Using Data for Social Change
April 20, 2017
Tucson, AZ

Join fellow nonprofit, government, and academic sector leaders to address how to use data to inform and measure community development work.

Strong Foundations: The Economic Futures of Kids and Communities
March 23 - March 24, 2017
Washington, D.C.

This Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference will focus on the economic futures of America’s kids and communities. Kids with strong cognitive and social foundations are better-equipped to succeed in life and contribute to society at large. But recognizing that not all children have the same opportunities to grow and develop, how can we set young people on a strong course?

2016

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Washington CRA Roundtable
December 13, 2016
Seattle, WA

Join this roundtable to learn about the new CRA Questions and Answers and how your bank can assist veterans through supporting affordable housing, small business technical assistance, and a loan fund specifically designed for veterans.

On the Edge: America’s Middle Neighborhoods
October 21, 2016
San Francisco, CA

Join us?for a discussion on Middle Neighborhoods—those neighborhoods across America that are not in deep distress, but are not thriving either. Learn what makes these “on the edge” communities important to cities and why increasing attention on these areas is critical to preventing decline and building long-term social and economic vitality.

Reentry Solutions: People, Programs and Policy
October 19 - October 20, 2016
Ontario, CA

Success in reentry is so much more than reducing recidivism. Success in reentry means creating the conditions that enable returning men and women to have the best shot at a new beginning.?

Tools for Building the City of Choice
August 16, 2016
Spokane, WA

Join this forum to learn about the tools available to preserve Spokane’s affordable housing and assist small businesses.

Innovative Approaches to Solving the Housing Crisis
August 12, 2016

This forum shared current innovations in small scale housing production for rental and homeownership and how you can support their wider adoption in communities throughout the state through advocacy, partnerships and financing.

Access to Affordable Mortgage Credit in Southern Nevada
June 21, 2016
Las Vegas, NV

This forum will bring together bankers, community-based organizations, and government to learn about ways to foster sustainable and affordable mortgage solutions for low-income households in the greater Southern Nevada region.

Interagency CRA Bankers Roundtable – San Francisco Region
May 24, 2016
San Francisco, CA

This meeting is for bankers who oversee their institution’s CRA compliance, community development initiatives, and foundation grant making. It provides an interactive experience where attendees learn about emerging issues related to low-income communities and engage in thoughtful exchange with their peers.

CRA 101 for CBOs in Los Angeles
May 11, 2016
Los Angeles, CA

This training session for community organizations covers all the bases for understanding how to work with banks to effect loans, investments, and support of community activities as mandated under the CRA Act. Join us to learn how these investments can benefit your organization.

2016 Inland Empire Community Development Forum
May 3, 2016
Rancho Cucamonga, CA

This forum will showcase a panel of experts from the employment and housing sectors that will address changes happening in job placement and training as well as affordable housing.

Idaho Financial Education Summit
April 5, 2016
Boise, ID

Join this summit to learn how you can promote an improved and more efficient financial education system for Idahoans of diverse backgrounds through a series of educational breakout sessions, valuable resources, experienced speakers and networking opportunities.

What It’s Worth: Strengthening the Financial Future of Los Angeles
February 10, 2016
Los Angeles, CA

Let’s strengthen the financial future of Los Angeles! Join us for this special event to explore new ideas and opportunities for building financial health and well-being in Los Angeles. This interactive discussion will explore affordable housing, employment, public health, and financial services, as well as cross-sector approaches to community and asset development.

2016 National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference
February 7 - February 10, 2016
Los Angeles, CA

Economic opportunity does not happen in a vacuum: it takes a coordinated approach to housing, education, public safety, healthcare, transportation, and jobs. At the 2016 National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference, find out how these pathways to opportunity can create vibrant neighborhoods for all Americans.

2015

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LA Bankers CRA Roundtable
December 16, 2015
Los Angeles, CA

The fall 2015 Los Angeles Bankers Only CRA Roundtable at the Federal Reserve Bank will bring CRA officers and community development officers from area banks together with nonprofit community leaders for a discussion on small business, workforce development and community development.

Innovations in Healthy Food Access and Finance
December 14, 2015
San Francisco, CA

This symposium highlighted a range of projects that are on the cutting edge of increasing access to healthy food. Attendees heard about the challenges and opportunities to support the local economy, benefit small farmers and eradicate food deserts.

Inland Empire Community Development Forum
December 8, 2015
Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Join the collaborative effort between local community-based organizations, financial institutions and government agencies to increase community development and economic inclusion activities in Riverside and San Bernardino counties. We will showcase local state and federal CRA related lending and investment programs along with a Q&A discussion.

Rural Homeownership Summit
November 30, 2015
Anchorage, AK

Join this event to learn about ways to promote homeownership in rural Alaska.

The Southeast Los Angeles Banker Tour & Roundtables by Shelter Partnership
November 12, 2015
Bell, CA

Homelessness in L.A. has increased more than 12 percent over the past two years. Los Angeles city government has declared it an emergency, committing new housing resources to address the crisis. Where is there a fit for you and your financial institution in being part of the solution to this major community economic development crossroad? Meet us at the S. Mark Taper Foundation Shelter Resource Bank in Bell for a tour and luncheon roundtables with seasoned experts from the field of affordable housing.

Connect to a Brighter Future
October 28, 2015
Vancouver, WA

We’re in this together!

The number of families in Clark County living in poverty is growing.

Oregon CRA Roundtable
October 27, 2015
Courtyard Hotel Downtown Portland City Center">Portland, OR

Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) officers are invited to participate in this roundtable to learn about lending, service and investment test opportunities throughout the State of Oregon. At this roundtable, CRA officers will learn how they can develop an effective CRA program, and find out about CRA opportunities throughout the State of Oregon.

Washington CRA Roundtable
October 26, 2015
Seattle, WA

Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) officers are invited to participate in this roundtable to learn about lending, service and investment test opportunities throughout the State of Washington. At this roundtable, CRA officers will learn how they can develop an effective CRA program, and find out about CRA opportunities.

Assets Matter: Building an Inclusive Economy for All Nevadans
September 29, 2015
Las Vegas, NV

This forum will bring together nonprofits, financial institutions, public agencies, funders, advocates, and elected officials from across the state with an interest in helping low-wealth families tap into their potential and achieve economic success. Hear from national experts on trends in Asset Development, Asset Building Basics, Health-Wealth Connections, and ways to preserve assets through policy and advocacy efforts.

Reentry Solutions for Success
September 29 - September 30, 2015
Sacramento, CA

Join us to learn more about the impact of reentry on vulnerable communities and discuss programs and strategies that are contributing to successful reintegration.

L.A. Promise Zone Briefing for Bankers
September 21, 2015
Los Angeles, CA

The LA Promise Zone partnership works to align large systems and target federal and local resources to improve public education, create jobs, boost public safety, and stimulate better housing opportunities for our LA Promise Zone residents and neighborhoods. Join us for a special briefing for bankers by the Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Los Angeles Age-Friendly Banking Roundtable
August 20, 2015
Los Angeles, CA

Join your peers along with representatives from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, FDIC, National Community Reinvestment Coalition, and California Coalition for Rural Housing to learn more about the research and opportunities around protecting and preserving the assets of an aging population.

Inland Empire Small Business Resource Forum
July 29, 2015
Rancho Cucamonga, CA

The Small Business Resource Forum will highlight the resources, lending programs, and technical assistance service available within the Inland Empire to support the development and growth of micro and small business enterprises.

Rockwood Opportunity: The Need for Investment Now
July 2, 2015
Portland, OR

Join this meeting to learn about the community development challenges facing Rockwood, and several promising opportunities to assist the community. Share your perspectives with other community leaders and discuss how your organization can play a role to make Rockwood a vibrant, thriving community.

The Sacramento Promise Zone and Downtown Housing Forum
June 24, 2015
Sacramento, CA

Recently, the Obama Administration announced that Sacramento was designated as one of eight new Promise Zones across the country. Promise Zones can be leveraged to spur job creation, increase economic activity, improve educational opportunities, improve health and wellness, and revitalize neighborhoods.

Arizona Affordable Housing Summit
June 18, 2015
Phoenix, AZ

This summit will provide insights and potential solutions to the affordability gap that exists both for renters and potential homeowners. An overview of the Arizona housing market will be provided. There will be an opportunity for attendees to brainstorm potential solutions and identify partners to work on the identified issues.

Roundtable on Brownfields to Healthfields: Advancing Healthy, Equitable, Sustainable and Resilient Communities in the L.A. River Watershed and the Metropolitan Area
June 10, 2015
Los Angeles, CA

Join us for an important ongoing local and national dialogue on creative solutions to urban challenges in L.A. We will share resources and tools, community health needs, and areas of potential alignment and investment in brownfield remediation sites. Your expertise is vital to achieving successful outcomes.

Investing in What Works: National Trends and Regional Innovations
June 10, 2015
San Francisco, CA

The essays in What Works have inspired exciting new community development projects across the country and spurred innovative solutions to increase opportunity and economic mobility for all. Join us to discuss what’s working discuss what’s working in America’s communities.

Alleviating Food Deserts in the Valley of Plenty
April 24, 2015
Turlock, CA

Roughly 30 million Americans—about 1 in 10—live in food desert communities without adequate access to healthy and nutritious food. Ironically, this disparity exists in the northern San Joaquin Valley which is located in one of the richest agricultural regions in the nation. Over the last decade, increased awareness of this reality has spurred national and local efforts to expand healthy food access, particularly in low-income communities. This free seminar will offer fresh perspectives on understanding and addressing food-access issues by sharing proven best practices and identifying resources and low cost financing to assist providers interested in addressing this issue in their communities.

Tacoma CRA Opportunities Meeting
April 21, 2015
Tacoma, WA

Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) officers are invited to participate in this meeting to learn about lending, service and investment test opportunities throughout the State of Washington. At this meeting, CRA officers will learn about CRA opportunities in Tacoma.

Financial Needs of Older Adults Roundtable
April 21, 2015
San Francisco, CA

Join your peers along with representatives from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, FDIC, National Community Reinvestment Coalition, and California Coalition for Rural Housing to learn more about the research and opportunities around protecting and preserving the assets of an aging population. This roundtable will provide an opportunity to understand the financial needs and preparation of various senior groups and discuss your organization’s role around this emerging issue.

Eugene/Springfield Leadership Round Table
April 9, 2015
Eugene, OR

The HUD Oregon Field Office and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco invite you to a Leadership Round Table to kick off a Community Needs Assessment in Lane County.? This initiative is part of HUD’s “place based” strategy to work with local partners to solve locally identified issues; meet locally driven community goals; focus resources on issue resolution; and provide a venue for increased collaboration across HUD’s programs with other federal agencies and with local partners.

Los Angeles CRA Banker Roundtable on Economic Development
April 8, 2015
Los Angeles, CA

This spring Banker CRA Roundtable will explore public and private economic development investment strategies designed to revitalize low- and moderate-income communities in Los Angeles. Local experts will share their observations and current efforts to create sustainable neighborhoods in a time of great social and environmental change in the city, and we will present new tools to assess community needs, leaving ample time for bankers to share with one another their views on managing nonprofit relationships for maximum impact.

Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) for Community Based Organizations Workshop
March 20, 2015
Reno, Nevada

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation are sponsoring a CRA training workshop for Community-Based Organizations. The session is designed for representatives from non-profits, community-based organizations, and local government who are interested in obtaining current information and training on the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) and how it can benefit their organizations.

CRA Training for Banks
March 19, 2015
Sacramento, CA

This workshop will provide hands-on training on the basics of Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) requirements for both CRA and non-CRA focused bankers. Learn how to define community development activities and how regulatory bank exams are conducted. Audience participation will make this forum interactive, with case studies and discussions around how you can help support CRA goals.

CRA Training for Community Based Organizations
March 18, 2015
Sacramento, CA

Community organizations often wonder how they can build or strengthen relationships with banks under bank Community Reinvestment Act obligations. This workshop will provide hands-on training on the basics of CRA requirements, how to define community development activities, how regulatory bank exams are conducted and how to interact with banks to support community needs.

Building a Better Business District
March 18 - March 20, 2015
Berkeley, CA

Join other economic development professionals for one, two or three days of interactive and in-depth training about strategies for revitalizing a local business district. The case study based training is relevant to practitioners from rural or urban settings who are looking to build expertise in commercial corridor development. Register early as these sessions have limited capacity. Your fee includes lunch.

2014

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EGRPRA Review
December 2, 2014

The outreach meeting will provide an opportunity for bankers, consumer and community groups, and other interested persons to present their views directly to senior management and staff of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the Agencies) on any of the 12 categories of regulations listed in the Agencies’ June 2014 Federal Register notice, pursuant to the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act. For further information, see the EGRPRA website.

3rd Annual San Joaquin Valley Affordable Housing Summit “Impacting Communities with Collaborative Community Development”
November 13, 2014
Stockton, CA

The San Joaquin Valley Affordable Housing Summit will bring together professionals from around the state to Stockton, California to bolster political advocacy for affordable housing in the San Joaquin Valley, to educate and empower each other on challenges and opportunities we face as a region, and to build traction for the San Joaquin Valley Housing Collaborative.

Washington CRA Roundtable
November 13, 2014
Seattle, WA

Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) officers are invited to participate in this roundtable to learn about lending, service and investment test opportunities throughout the State of Washington. At this roundtable, CRA officers will learn how they can develop an effective CRA program, and find out about CRA opportunities.

Nevada Statewide Veterans’ Homelessness Summit
November 6, 2014
Las Vegas, NV

The Summit is designed to advance stakeholder driven strategies around policy, program and practice changes that will improve outcomes for homeless veterans across the State of Nevada, including those in urban and rural communities.?

Tulare County Regional Food Desert Forum: Accessing Healthy Foods
November 5, 2014
Tulare, CA

Explore opportunities to eliminate food deserts and access healthy foods in low-income communities in the Tulare County region. Expand your knowledge of successful models, tools and financing options to facilitate access to fresh produce and healthy foods. Engage in cross-sector community dialogue to form new partners in working toward eliminating food deserts.

San Joaquin Valley CRA Collaborative Roundtable
November 4, 2014
Fresno, CA

San Joaquin Valley CRA Collaborative members and prospective members are invited to join this roundtable discussion. Funding institutions will share their CRA and funding priorities and activities, and non-profit and other organizations will share their work. Come with ideas for a potential project for collaboration, or a challenge you are facing. We hope to leverage the experience and knowledge of everyone in the room.

Arizona Housing Market Update
October 29, 2014
Phoenix AZ

Join us and learn about current housing market conditions in Arizona including information on vital social and economic indicators.

Equitable Transit Oriented Development Forum: Sacramento Region
October 28, 2014
Sacramento, CA

Explore opportunities around equitable transit oriented development (TOD) in the greater Sacramento region. Engage in a cross-sector dialogue to help overcome challenges to implementing equitable TOD locally and discuss tools and financing options to promote and facilitate TOD.

2014 Rural Housing Summit
October 23 - October 24, 2014
Pacific Grove, CA

California Coalition for Rural Housing’s Annual Rural Housing Summit brings together housing professionals and advocates to examine key policy and program issues. Together we develop a strategic action plan to improve living conditions of low-income and rural Californians during the upcoming year and beyond.

Financial Wellness and the Workplace
October 21, 2014
San Francisco, CA

Employers can have a positive impact on the financial wellness of employees by offering or connecting employees to suitable money management resources. A recent survey of HR managers showed that 84% of employees are concerned about finances, which can negatively impact their job performance.

Oregon Prosperity Agenda Stakeholder Forums – The Ford Family Foundation
October 20, 2014
Roseburg, OR

Join one of these forums to conversation to learn about current state socio-economic trends, provide feedback on draft policy concepts being considered by the Oregon Business Council Poverty Reduction Task Force for the upcoming 2015 legislative session, and share your views on how we can develop opportunities for prosperity in Oregon.

Oregon Prosperity Agenda Stakeholder Forums – North Bend Public Library
October 15, 2014
North Bend, OR

Join one of these forums to conversation to learn about current state socio-economic trends, provide feedback on draft policy concepts being considered by the Oregon Business Council Poverty Reduction Task Force for the upcoming 2015 legislative session, and share your views on how we can develop opportunities for prosperity in Oregon.

Oregon Prosperity Agenda Stakeholder Forums – National Guard Armory
October 13, 2014
Baker City, OR

Join one of these forums to conversation to learn about current state socio-economic trends, provide feedback on draft policy concepts being considered by the Oregon Business Council Poverty Reduction Task Force for the upcoming 2015 legislative session, and share your views on how we can develop opportunities for prosperity in Oregon.

Oregon Prosperity Agenda Stakeholder Forums – Linn-Benton Community College
October 10, 2014
Albany, OR

Join one of these forums to conversation to learn about current state socio-economic trends, provide feedback on draft policy concepts being considered by the Oregon Business Council Poverty Reduction Task Force for the upcoming 2015 legislative session, and share your views on how we can develop opportunities for prosperity in Oregon.

Oregon Prosperity Agenda Stakeholder Forums – Mt. Hood Community College
October 9, 2014
Gresham, OR

Join one of these forums to conversation to learn about current state socio-economic trends, provide feedback on draft policy concepts being considered by the Oregon Business Council Poverty Reduction Task Force for the upcoming 2015 legislative session, and share your views on how we can develop opportunities for prosperity in Oregon.

Oregon Prosperity Agenda Stakeholder Forums – Concordia University
October 8, 2014
Portland, OR

Join one of these forums to conversation to learn about current state socio-economic trends, provide feedback on draft policy concepts being considered by the Oregon Business Council Poverty Reduction Task Force for the upcoming 2015 legislative session, and share your views on how we can develop opportunities for prosperity in Oregon.

Lewis County Health Leadership Convening
October 8, 2014
Chehalis, WA 98532

Join this convening to learn how you can help make Lewis County an engaged community that encourages and supports all of us to be healthy, educated, employed, resilient, and accountable.

Oregon CRA Roundtable
October 7, 2014
Portland, OR

Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) officers are invited to participate in this roundtable to learn about lending, service and investment test opportunities throughout the State of Oregon. At this roundtable, CRA officers will learn how they can develop an effective CRA program, and find out about CRA opportunities throughout the State of Oregon.

Oregon Prosperity Agenda Stakeholder Forums – Pacific University
October 7, 2014
Forest Grove, OR

Join one of these forums to conversation to learn about current state socio-economic trends, provide feedback on draft policy concepts being considered by the Oregon Business Council Poverty Reduction Task Force for the upcoming 2015 legislative session, and share your views on how we can develop opportunities for prosperity in Oregon.

Oregon Prosperity Agenda Stakeholder Forums – Central Oregon Community College
October 6, 2014
Bend, OR

Join one of these forums to conversation to learn about current state socio-economic trends, provide feedback on draft policy concepts being considered by the Oregon Business Council Poverty Reduction Task Force for the upcoming 2015 legislative session, and share your views on how we can develop opportunities for prosperity in Oregon.

Hawai’i Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations Annual Hawaii Nonprofit Conference: “Recharge_Restart_Reconnect: Powering Up 4 Greater Impact”
October 2, 2014
Honolulu, HI

Need to recharge your personal or organizational batteries, refresh?your approaches to mission delivery in a fast-changing environment, or reconnect?others to leverage resources and find partners? The focus will be on forging stronger connections, leveraging limited resources and transforming the way we work through technology.

Talk and Conversation with Dr. Anthony Iton: Stories, Lessons, and Tinder for Change
October 2, 2014
Hawaii Prince Hotel">Honolulu, HI

At this “by invitation only” event, Dr. Iton will share success stories of community health collaborations, lessons learned, and ways to achieve large-scale change through collective impact. The goals of this gathering are to network, ignite ideas and collaborations for local application, and build towards the first work group meetings in December 2014.

Strengthening Hawai’i’s Housing Market Meeting
October 1, 2014
Honolulu, HI

Participate in this meeting to share ideas on how we can support a vibrant housing market. At this meeting, we will be focusing on the needs of homebuyers and how we can promote the availability of programs for first-time homebuyers.

Hawaii Interagency Working Group Meeting
September 30, 2014
Honolulu HI 96813

Participate in this meeting to share updates on your agency’s programs, and discuss opportunities for collaboration. This meeting will focus on access to healthy foods in Hawaii.

Greater Sacramento Healthy Communities Summit: Healthy People. Healthy Places. Healthy Economy
September 29, 2014
Sacramento, CA

The Greater Sacramento Healthy Communities Summit will feature thought leaders from throughout the Sacramento region and practitioners drawing the connection between the built environment and the health and vitality of community residents. The one day summit provides collaboration around shared cross-sector goals that demonstrate the connection between healthy people, healthy places, and a healthy economy.

Enhancing Community Well-Being: The Collective Impact Opportunity
September 29, 2014
Homer, AK

Community members involved or that desire to be involved in local community health improvement initiatives are invited to participate in this unique training to learn about Collective Impact and how it can be used to support and accelerate community well-being efforts.

An Institute for Community Impact
September 26, 2014
Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center">Anchorage, AK

Leaders and funders of community health improvement initiatives are invited to participate in this unique training to learn about Collective Impact and how it can be used to support and accelerate their work.

CRA and Supportive Housing – Mechanisms for Ending Homelessness in Los Angeles
September 23, 2014
Los Angeles, CA

In recent years, as the result of the decline in public finance investments in community development, many new opportunities have surfaced for banking institutions to more fully apply their lending and investing products and services to benefit low-income communities. Nowhere is this more evident than in Los Angeles where the need is great to fund supportive housing and social service to reduce chronic homelessness for families and groups of individuals such as veterans, seniors, youth and single parents. This forum, designed for bankers, will show you how using Community Reinvestment Act eligible activities can produce significant sustainable outcomes.

CRA Resource Exchange
September 16, 2014
Los Angeles, CA

The CRA Resource Exchange (CREX) is an informal meeting place for nonprofit community-based leaders to meet with bankers to discuss the feasibility of funding or investing in community projects or programs. This event will comprise individual “pitch” meetings of nonprofits in a round-robin formation of 8 organizations and upwards of 16 bankers.

Working Together: Case Studies on Strategic Collaborations
September 11, 2014
Los Angeles, CA

In the Southern California affordable housing market, are there too many developers and not enough tax credits? Are there opportunities to strengthen organizations through strategic collaborations? Mergers and acquisitions may be the answer to many of the challenges in today’s affordable housing industry. Join us for this informative convening to learn how two pairs of organizations formed strategic partnerships to become more efficient market players.

Southern Nevada Community Development Forum
September 9, 2014
Las Vegas, NV

The purpose of the forum is to promote awareness of the New Market Tax Credit (NMTC) program among bankers, community development organizations, and local government entities. A panel of experts will discuss the opportunities to participate in NMTC-financed projects and the partners required to bring these projects to fruition.

Creating a Market that Values Health and Wellbeing
September 3, 2014
San Francisco, CA

Improving the life-chances of low-income people requires innovation across many sectors — public, private and nonprofit. We have good examples of pilots that work, but we don’t yet have a thriving marketplace capable of sustaining and scaling them in every neighborhood of need.

Collective Action for a Vibrant Local Economy
August 26, 2014
San Francisco, CA

This forum will explore approaches in under resourced neighborhoods to attract new businesses and customers, eliminate blight and vacant storefronts, promote local spending and in general increase value. Discussions will include the collective action approach, the role of municipalities in supporting commercial revitalization, the advantages of a business improvement district, and how to conduct market analysis. Community and economic development professionals; staff of small business and housing nonprofits, foundations and government agencies; elected officials, consultants, and social investors are encouraged to attend.

CRA 101 Workshop for CBOs – Los Angeles
August 21, 2014
Los Angeles, CA

Community organizations often wonder how they can build or strengthen relationships with banks under their Community Reinvestment Act obligations. This workshop will provide hands-on training on the basics of CRA requirements, how to define community development activities, how regulatory bank exams are conducted and how to interact with banks to support community needs. Together we will take you through an illustrative case study.

Housing and Health Meeting
August 7, 2014
?Medford, OR

Medford area organizations involved in homeownership and health are welcome to participate in this brief meeting to discuss the state of homeownership in the Medford area, and learn about the Federal Reserve’s interest in improving health outcomes.

Yolo Regional Affordable Housing Forum
August 6, 2014
Davis, CA

This forum will highlight the importance of neighborhood conditions in improving health outcomes and focus on how affordable housing is one of the foundations to healthy communities.

Central Valley Revitalization Workshop: Innovative Finance Tools Available for Community Development
August 1, 2014
Chowchilla, CA

Join us to learn about exciting and innovative financing tools for community and economic development projects in the San Joaquin Valley and Central Valley. This workshop will provide you with in-depth background, eligibility criteria, application process, and examples of several new programs that support nonprofit and for-profit entities in leveraging financing to undertake major renovations of existing facilities or fill the final funding gap in a facility development budget.

Salt Lake City Community Development Forum
July 31, 2014
Salt Lake City, Utah

Join bankers, community organizations and government agencies to learn about the socio-economic transformation of Utah and the opportunities for collaboration to enhance community development activities related to Transit Oriented Development, small business and affordable mortgage lending, and technical assistance for community-based organizations. Presenters include the Utah Community Data Project, State of Utah’s Housing & Community Development Division, Community Foundation of Utah, National Development Council and the Community Development Corporation of Utah.

Manage Your Money Week Orientation
July 30, 2014
San Francisco, CA

Manage Your Money Week is a project of the State Controller’s Financial Literacy Advisory Committee with the vision to build the capacity of all Californians to make good financial decisions.

San Joaquin Valley Small Business Lending Capacity Building Forum
July 29, 2014
Fresno, CA

The objective of this Forum will encourage more small business lending activity in the San Joaquin Valley marketplace and open discussions on enhancing small business lending. This meeting is designed for participation by community organizations, financial institutions, and government agencies.

Sacramento Regional Affordable Housing Forum
July 23, 2014
Sacramento, CA

This forum will highlight the importance of neighborhood conditions in improving health outcomes in the built environment focused on how affordable housing is one of the foundations to healthy communities.

Arizona CRA Roundtable
July 22, 2014
Phoenix, AZ

Join us for this roundtable to better understand the importance of an integrated approach to community development which incorporates housing, health, and transportation. Participants will learn how using this comprehensive approach may translate into opportunities for community development activities. The meeting will also include a presentation on the recent Community Reinvestment Act Q&A’s and a follow-up discussion on the newly developed small business resource guide.

Oregon CRA Roundtable
July 8, 2014
Portland, OR

Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) officers are invited to participate in this roundtable to learn about lending, service and investment test opportunities throughout the State of Oregon. At this roundtable, CRA officers will learn how they can develop an effective CRA program, and find out about CRA opportunities throughout the State of Oregon.

Oregon Interagency Working Group for Indian Affairs
July 8, 2014
Portland, OR

Government agency representatives are invited to this meeting to share information about their resources available to support community and economic development in Indian Country. Participants will discuss current challenges, best practices, and brainstorm potential ways to collaborate in the future.

Washington CRA Roundtable
July 1, 2014
Seattle, WA

Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) officers are invited to participate in this roundtable to learn about lending, service and investment test opportunities throughout the State of Washington. At this roundtable, CRA officers will learn how they can develop an effective CRA program, and find out about CRA opportunities.

SOCAP Health: Creating the Market that Values Health
June 25 - June 26, 2014
New York, NY

The U.S. spends $2.7 trillion each year on health care—yet we are raising a generation of children who may live shorter and sicker lives than their parents. Recent changes in health care require a fresh, innovative look at how we leverage that capital and where promising investment opportunities lie to reduce health costs and improve lives. Now in its second year, SOCAP Health is back with an expanded two-day agenda featuring leaders in finance, policy, health systems, community development, philanthropy and impact investing.

Community Leadership on Community Health
June 19, 2014
Honolulu, HI

This unique meeting will promote a round table discussion for state and federal agencies, hospital executives, and funders that starts with the Hawaii Hospitals?Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and centers on collaborative possibilities.

CRA Resource Exchange
June 19, 2014
Los Angeles, CA

The CRA Resource Exchange (CREX) is an informal meeting place for nonprofit community-based leaders to meet with bankers to discuss the feasibility of funding or investing in community projects or programs. This event will comprise a “speed dating” round-robin formation and will include 8 nonprofits and 16 or more bankers.

Strengthening Hawaii’s Housing Market Meeting
June 19, 2014
Honolulu, HI

Participate in this meeting to share ideas on how we can support a vibrant housing market. At this meeting, we will be assessing current efforts to assist distressed borrowers, turn foreclosed properties back to the open market, and help communities hurt most by the foreclosure situation. We also will be discussing how we can assist first-time homebuyers more effectively.

Hawaii Community Development Listening Session
June 17, 2014
Honolulu, HI

Join this invitation-only meeting to share your perspectives on the community development needs and performance of financial institutions, under the Community Reinvestment Act, in Hawaii.

The Green Zone Employer Program – Creating a Veteran-Friendly Workforce
June 13, 2014
Reno, NV

Join Governor Brian Sandoval, military and community leaders, Mr. Dylan Gray from the Nevada Military Support Alliance, and some of Nevada’s veteran-committed employers for a brief discussion on why hiring veterans works at The Green Zone Employer Program – Creating a Veteran-Friendly Workforce Summit.

Idaho Interagency Working Group for Indian Affairs Meeting
June 11, 2014
Boise, ID

Government agency representatives are invited to this meeting to share information about their resources available to support community and economic development in Indian Country. Participants will discuss current challenges, best practices, and brainstorm potential ways to collaborate in the future.

The Green Zone Employer Program – Creating a Veteran-Friendly Workforce
June 5, 2014
Las Vegas, NV

Join Governor Brian Sandoval, military and community leaders, Mr. Dylan Gray from the Nevada Military Support Alliance, and some of Nevada’s veteran-committed employers for a brief discussion on why hiring veterans works at The Green Zone Employer Program – Creating a Veteran-Friendly Workforce Summit.

The Abundant Community 2014:
Community Building Leadership for Healthy Neighborhoods and Vibrant Economies throughout the San Joaquin Valley
June 5 - June 6, 2014
Fresno, CA

The Abundant Community 2014 is an integrated set of regional community building events that includes Sector-Based Community Building Workshops for over 500 sector leaders who will find a calling to lead delegations from their own neighborhoods, communities, businesses, schools, agencies, institutions, congregations, temples, and mosques for the Regional Community Building Conference to be held in October.

Summer Community Nonprofit Forum
June 2, 2014
Las Vegas, NV

Explore opportunities for enhanced communication and collaboration between nonprofits—and funders—throughout Southern Nevada.

Equity & Fair Housing in San Joaquin Valley – Webinar
May 29, 2014

Join us for this webinar to learn about patterns in racial and economic segregation in San Joaquin Valley, how segregation impacts individuals and families’ ability to access opportunity, and strategies to create more equitable and integrated communities.

Building Faith and Nonprofit Collaboration
May 22, 2014
Oakland, CA

Join this workshop for leaders from both faith based and community nonprofits who want to explore strategies and ideas for collaboration to increase the effectiveness and impact of their work.

Inland Empire CD Forum
May 22, 2014
Riverside, CA

Small business owners were particularly affected negatively by the economic downturn of the Great Recession. To gain a better understanding of the impact on small businesses and to learn of recovery efforts by public and nonprofit agencies in the Inland Empire, we have invited the agencies to present their programs and share their results with financial institutions, followed a series of table topic discussion on other key issues in the region.

Klamath IDEA Roundtable
May 15, 2014
Klamath Falls, OR

Join this CRA Roundtable to learn about CRA opportunities in rural areas, and specifically how your bank can support activities such as Klamath IDEA (Inspire Development, Energize Acceleration). Klamath IDEA is bringing education, economic development, private business, financial institutions, municipal, county, and state governments together with entrepreneurs, innovators, and successful businesses to accelerate job creation and promote marketable commodities to expand the local and state economy.

2014 San Joaquin Valley Community Development Training Series
May 14, 2014
Bakersfield, CA

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency are pleased to sponsor a half-day seminar on New Market Tax Credits (NMTC). We invite bank executives, CRA Officers, CFOs, for-profit and non-profit developers involved in community and economic development projects in low-income communities to join us for this important workshop that shouldn’t be missed.

Rockwood Prosperity Initiative Roundtable
May 13, 2014
Portland, OR

Join this meeting to learn about the community development challenges facing Rockwood, and several promising opportunities to assist the community. Share your perspectives with other community leaders and discuss how your organization can play a role to make Rockwood a vibrant, thriving community.

Hire L.A. Youth 2.0
May 12, 2014
Los Angeles, CA

Studies suggest early work experience significantly raises adult workforce participation rates and student graduation rates, which is a particular concern in Los Angeles. Join the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco in welcoming Mayor Garcetti as he defines his commitment to putting thousands of youth across the city on a path to successful employment and the roles that financial institutions can play in the process.

Utah Banker CRA Roundtable
May 8, 2014
Salt Lake City, Utah

The focus of this roundtable is to showcase community development activities and opportunities for Bankers. We will feature a successful EITC/VITA effort, Earn it. Keep it. Save it., which is managed by the Community Action Partnership of Utah; Volunteers of America, Utah, will highlight their efforts to address homelessness and workforce development; and USDA Rural Development will share information on the lending programs available through their Agency.

2014 Orange County Housing Summit: Connecting Quality Housing and Healthy Communities
May 8, 2014
Irvine, CA

The 2014 Orange County Housing Summit brings together housing experts and advocates, city and county officials, homebuilders, community planners/developers, architects and designers, financial representatives and business leaders to address at the highest levels the intersection of building quality housing and healthy communities. Come see what that is all about this year!

Working Effectively with Tribal Governments
May 2, 2014
Portland, OR

Government agency representatives are invited to participate in this workshop to work more effectively with Oregon tribes. Participants will gain insight into the history of Federal Indian policy, Idaho’s tribal government structures, treaties, protocols, key contacts at tribes, and learn from other participant’s experiences.

Scaling Solutions to Housing Stabilization
March 20, 2014
San Francisco, CA

A collective impact approach that involves public and private partners is critical to scale solutions that address housing deficiencies and market failures. The housing market was left with an overhang of abandoned and REO properties. As public and private capital find ways to leverage this housing stock in productive ways, it is important to remember that more households than ever need access to affordable housing. This meeting will explore the gaps that exist and the available resources, tools, and partnerships that can be assembled to create housing stabilization and an equitable recovery in the wake of foreclosures.

Arizona Healthy Communities Conference: The Intersection of Health and Community Development
March 19, 2014
Mesa, Arizona

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and Arizona Healthy Communities Conference Planning Committee invite you to attend a premier training and networking event for community development practitioners, planning and health professionals, affordable housing developers, nonprofits, government and elected officials from all regions of Arizona.

Idaho Interagency Working Group for Indian Affairs Meeting?
February 27, 2014
Boise, ID

Government agency representatives are invited to this meeting to share information about their resources available to support community and economic development in Indian Country. Participants will discuss current challenges, best practices, and brainstorm potential ways to collaborate in the future.

How to Financially Empower Your Clients – Tools to Make It Happen
February 25, 2014
Las Vegas, NV

Join us for an invigorating discussion of three asset development programs that extend beyond stabilizing low-income individuals and families with safety net services, housing and employment. Our topics of conversation will include Bridges to a Thriving Nevada, Integrating Financial Capability and Lending Circles. You will also hear about the newly-formed Nevada Asset Building Coalition.

Arizona Small Business Forum
February 6, 2014
Phoenix, AZ

Join a convening of bankers, small business focused nonprofits, chambers of commerce, and government agencies to learn how to access and utilize the small business loan programs and technical assistance programs currently available in Arizona. The forum will encourage more small business lending activity in the Arizona marketplace and open discussions on enhancing small business lending.

Oregon CRA Roundtable
January 22, 2014
Portland, OR

Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) officers are invited to participate in this roundtable to learn about lending, service and investment test opportunities throughout the State of Oregon. At this roundtable, CRA officers will learn how they can develop an effective CRA program, and find out about CRA opportunities throughout the State of Oregon.

Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo Counties Workforce Development Forum
January 22, 2014
Goleta, CA

Coming together to exchange ideas and share information in the tri-county Gold Coast region of Southern California are local nonprofit community development practitioners, financial institutions, foundations and educators. . The objective of this forum is to better understand the complex nature of unemployment in LMI communities and to identify promising workforce strategies.?

Washington CRA Roundtable
January 21, 2014
Seattle, WA

Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) officers are invited to participate in this roundtable to learn about lending, service and investment test opportunities throughout the State of Washington. At this roundtable, CRA officers will learn how they can develop an effective CRA program, and find out about CRA opportunities.

Portland Metro Community Health Investment Forum
January 7, 2014
Tualatin, OR

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and Health Share of Oregon are holding a forum to encourage cross-sector collaboration around community development and health. This unique forum will allow representatives from foundations, health institutions, government, community development organizations and financial institutions to share their vision for community development and foster innovative strategies to produce better health outcomes for the people of the Portland metropolitan area.

Oregon Interagency Working Group for Indian Affairs Meeting
January 6, 2014
Portland, OR

Government agency representatives are invited to this meeting to share information about their resources available to support community and economic development in Indian Country. Participants will discuss current challenges, best practices, and brainstorm potential ways to collaborate in the future.

2013

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September 27, 2013

8:30 a.m.

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September 26, 2013

8:30 a.m.

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September 25, 2013

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8:30 a.m.

2011

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Featured Resources
November 7, 2011

Community Development Investment Review

Can community development finance help “bend the cost curve” for health care? That is one of the questions motivating this issue of the Review.

Speaker Bios
June 13, 2011

Nancy Andrews

Nancy Biberman

Jo Ivey Boufford

Louise Cohen

David Erickson

Nicholas Freudenberg

Linda I. Gibbs

Wendy Goldstein

Colvin W.

Agenda
June 2, 2011

Guam Affordable Housing Symposium Agenda?(pdf, 76 kb)

Land Issues Presentation?(pdf, 2.46 mb)

Infrastructure and Utilities Presentation?(pdf, 233 kb)

Environmental Water Solutions Presentation?(pdf, 2.

Speaker Bios
March 11, 2011

Shari Berenbach

Margot Brandenberg

Sandra Braunstein

Anthony Bugg-Levine

Paige Chapel

Aneesh Chopra

Colby Dailey

David J. Erickson

Sameera Fazili

Joseph Firschein

Sarah Gelfand

Andrew Kassoy

Steve Lydenberg

Surabh Narain

Sara Olsen

Todd Park

Mark Pinsky

Lester Salamon

Arjan Schütte

Debra Schwartz

Ellen Seidman

Sonal Shah

Mitchell L.

2010

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July 13, 2010

9:00 – 9:20amIntroduction and Welcome

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Presenters

Sandra Braunstein Director Division of Consumer and Community Affairs Federal Reserve Board video

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey Executive Vice President Federal Reserve Bank of New York video

9:20 – 9:40amConference Overview

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David EricksonManager, Center for Community Development Investments Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco video

Lisa RichterPrincipal and Co-founder GPS Capital Partners, LLC video

9:40 – 10:00 amHealthy Communities: Perspective from Health and Human Services (HHS)

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Howard KohAssistant Secretary for Health U.S.

Speaker Bios
July 13, 2010

Nancy Adler

Nancy Andrews

Melody Barnes

Angela Glover Blackwell

Sandra Braunstein

Xavier de Souza Briggs

Derek Douglas

Elizabeth Duke

David Erickson

Harvey V. Fineberg

David W.

Presentations
March 14, 2010

CRA Compliance Track

Monday, March 15

10:30- 12:00

The “A to Z” on CRA Examinations Process (pdf, 258 kb)

 

Cathy Seiler, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
David Meders, Office of Thrift Supervision
Christiane DeLay, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Denise Hudson, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

1:30 – 3:00

Large Institution CRA Examination (pdf, 899 kb)

 

Rob Birnbaum, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Neil Kwatinetz, Office of Thrift Supervision
Roy Durnal, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Kelly Walsh, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

3:30 – 5:00

Intermediate Small or Small Institution CRA Examination (pdf, 80 kb)

 

Lillian Fanning, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Roy Dickinson, Office of Thrift Supervision
David Sharp, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Christiane DeLay, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Tuesday, March 16

8:30-10:00

Model CRA Activities

 

George Yen, Office of Thrift Supervision
Kelly Walsh, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Roy Durnal, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Doug Jackson, Regions Financial Corporation (pdf, 223 kb)

10:30 – 12:00

Serving and Investing in Your Community (pdf, 173 kb)

 

Mattie Trice, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
George Yen, Office of Thrift Supervision
Denise Hudson, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Lisa DeClark, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

1:30 – 3:00

Excellence in CRA Program Management

 

Katie Garlington, Central State Bank (pdf, 185 kb)
Lela Wingard, JPMorgan Chase (pdf, 37 kb)
Lisa DeClark, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

3:30 – 5:00

Advanced CRA Examination Issues

 

Pat Hartje, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Neil Kwatinetz, Office of Thrift Supervision
David Sharp, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Gary Clayton, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Wednesday, March 17

8:30 – 10:00

Limited Purpose/Wholesale CRA Examinations (pdf, 779 kb)

 

Mattie Trice, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
David Meders, Office of Thrift Supervision
Denise Hudson, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Gary Clayton, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

CD Investments Track

Monday, March 15

1:30 – 3:00

Investments 101A: Introduction to Tax Credit Investments (pdf, 585 kb)

 

Thomas FitzGibbon, MB Financial Bank
Jonathan Kivell, United Bank
Rosa Martinez, Community Development Financial Institutions Fund

Download the CRA Investment Handbook (pdf, 2.6 mb)

3:30 – 5:00

Investments 101B: Introduction to Other Investment Vehicles (pdf, 102 kb)

 

Thomas FitzGibbon, MB Financial Bank
Jonathan Kivell, United Bank
Rachel Firschein, Oppenheimer & Co.