Community Reinvestment Fund, USA

A nonprofit organization

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About Us

Community Reinvestment Fund, USA (CRF) is a national non-profit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Founded in 1988, CRF has provided more than $3.6 billion in loans and investments to support communities across the country through small business growth, affordable housing development, and expanded access to critical community facilities such as healthcare clinics, schools and childcare centers. 

Our Mission

To improve lives and strengthen communities through innovative financial solutions. 

Our Vision

A just economy that works for all.


To date, CRF has:

  • Provided more than $3.6 billion in loans and investments
  • Served more than 9,400 small businesses
  • Helped to create/retain 157,000 jobs
  • Served more than 1,000 communities across all 50 states

What People Are Saying

Here’s what several small business owners had to say about their experience working with CRF: 

“I didn’t even know CRF existed while I was going back and forth with other lenders – every door was shut. If I had known about CRF I would have gone there the first time.” – Hussein Mohamed, Owner and Administrative Director of Minnesota Care Counseling Services, Minneapolis, MN. 

“CRF really understood what I was tryng to do. They saw that I had invested my own money and that this was an all-in scenario. Without CRF this project would not have come to fruition. They really stepped in; they believed in me.” - Julia Perkins, Founder and Owner of Studio Yogi, Chicago, IL 

“As a small business, if you financially don’t have the necessary support, it’s really hard to get to where you need. And I think as a minority-owned, women-owned business – we've been blessed. We know accessing capital is a struggle that some of our friends have faced, so it’s been really helpful getting assistance and support from an organization like CRF.” - Khadija Ali, President and CEO of Global Language Connections, Minneapolis, MN. 

“My experience with CRF has been outstanding and I appreciate the support, especially when it came to questions in areas that I really didn’t know much about. It’s worked out really well.” - Andrew Kossowski, Owner of Veterans Metal, Clearwater, FL 

“I thought my dream was dead. It would not have happened without CRF.” – Alicia Hinze, Owner of The Buttered Tin, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN. 

Join CRF in our efforts to advance a just economy that works for all!

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Organization name

Community Reinvestment Fund, USA

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Community Economic Development


801 Nicollet Mall Ste 1700 W
Minneapolis, MN 55402



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