"Community banks serve as laboratories for the next big ideas in financial innovation." – Eugene Ludwig
“CDFIs have a measurable impact on consumers and communities.” – Thomas Curry
"If we work together and believe in our common mission, we can be a great source of good in our communities." – Donna Gambrell
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IRIS Community Banking Metrics for impact investors feature NCIF

NCIF is proud to be featured by IRIS for our work developing Social Performance Metrics for banks. These metrics have become the standard in the US community banking sector, and are fully aligned with IRIS's impact investing taxonomy.

American Banker Magazine asks NCIF about bank branches in low-income areas

The impact of the financial crisis and the advent of mobile technology are causing some banks to rethink the construction of new branches. Programs designed to bring branches to low-income areas – like New York's Banking Development District – are slowing.

NCIF Seeks Impact Stories from Partner Banks!

Banking partners in the NCIF Network: Share your institution's stories of successful change in your local community. 

Infographic: 10 Facts on Minority Banks

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In celebration of African American History Month, NCIF published an infographic with 10 Facts on Minority Banks in celebration of these institutions and their dedication to serving African American and other minority communities. 

Announcing two New Markets projects

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NCIF is proud to showcase two new high-impact community development projects: the Harlem RBI/ DREAM Charter School, and the Mile High United Way. These projects are made possible through New Markets Tax Credits and our partner institutions. 

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NCIF is proud to be featured by IRIS for our work developing Social Performance Metrics for banks. These metrics have become the standard in the US community banking sector, and are fully aligned with IRIS's impact investing taxonomy.

The impact of the financial crisis and the advent of mobile technology are causing some banks to rethink the construction of new branches. Programs designed to bring branches to low-income areas – like New York's Banking Development District – are slowing.

Banking partners in the NCIF Network: Share your institution's stories of successful change in your local community. 

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The NCIF Network of Banks

National Community Investment Fund (NCIF) is an impact investor and a 501(c)(4) nonprofit investment fund. NCIF invests in mission-oriented banks and other financial institutions in order to increase access to services and catalyze economic development in low-income and underserved communities. We support the mission-oriented banking industry by investing capital, creating innovative business opportunities, and facilitating the flow of funds from mainstream, philanthropic, socially responsible, and public sources. In addition, we supply research and impact metrics for banks and their investors and encourage collaboration through the NCIF Network. NCIF aspires to transform the financial industry so that responsible services are accessible to all and investments are valued based on social and environmental impact as well as financial performance. More about NCIF.