Statement on Racial Inequity
We have seen the long shadow of our nation’s racist legacies perpetuate an unequal America. We see the economic and personal toll every day in small business lending to minority and women owned businesses in underserved neighborhoods, redlining mortgages, and credit evaluation and discrimination in personal lending.
Over 20 years ago, the Neighborhood Community Development Fund was created to mitigate the economic impacts of discrimination locally – and to help regional small businesses, entrepreneurs, neighborhood organizations, and developers to access lending and development support. These principles have driven our work ever since, but this work isn’t done. This issue is important to us, and our board and staff are dedicated to equity, diversity and a just society for all – regardless of a person’s race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, income, or station in life. Our neighbors deserve the best.