Investment Criteria

NCIF invests in a strong network of CDFI Banks, Minority Banks, and other mission-oriented financial institutions. Our robust evaluation methodology ensures that each dollar invested generates a high level of impact for our investee banks and for their communities.

We seek institutions that:

  • Have effective organizational leadership
  • Show a substantial commitment to business in underserved communities by providing responsible products and services
  • Create an expectation of strong financial and social returns for all stakeholders and investors
  • Create an expectation of providing liquidity to equity investors within a reasonable period of time
  • Are aligned with NCIF’s mission and are willing to work as a mutually reinforcing partner

Get Involved
Join the NCIF Network of Banks! Learn more about our programs for banks: Equity Investments, New Markets Tax Credit Program, Small Business Transaction Initiative, Deposits, Development Impact Dashboards, and the NCIF Network. Contact us to discuss current opportunities.