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Investment Connection is a program that introduces public and private funders in the regions served by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond to proposals from community-based organizations and small businesses that benefit low- and moderate-income, distressed and underserved communities.


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Bank Hosts Pitch Session In D.C.

The Community Development team hosted an Investment Connection Pitch Session at Howard University in mid-October and connected organizations with CRA-eligible projects to potential CDFI funding. Read more about the pitch session.

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View Proposals

The Investment Connection Funders Portal houses numerous proposals for high-impact projects that meet Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) guidelines and are available for funding. Banks, foundations, government entities and other financial entities can register for access and view the latest proposals.

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Submit An Application

Organizations in parts of Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and West Virginia with projects deemed potentially eligible under the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) may submit community and economic development projects through a Request for Proposal process. Visit our webpage For Applicants to view our application overview video and to submit a proposal.

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Upcoming Events

Investment Connection opens its application portal and hosts informational events for funders and community organizations in various regions of the Fifth District  throughout the year. Visit the Events page to learn more or view each state webpage below for specific programming details.

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