Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI)

Great Lakes Women’s Business Council is certified as a Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI).  Having this certification plays an important role in generating economic growth and opportunity in some of our most distressed communities. By offering tailored resources and innovative programs that invest federal dollars alongside private sector capital, the CDFI Fund serves mission-driven financial institutions that take a market-based approach to support economically disadvantaged communities. CEED Lending is mission-driven and encourages small businesses to apply for CDFI Certification and participate in CDFI Fund programs that inject new sources of capital into neighborhoods that lack access to financing.

CDFI Seal