We work with a wide range of organizations to create economic opportunity for lower-income Americans
With its stunning landscape and rich culture, Alaska is known as the “The Last Frontier.” But the real “frontier” begins outside populated areas like Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau where decent, safe, and energy-efficient housing becomes scarce.
Building on the concept of creative placemaking, this paper presents an idea for a Community Development Financial Institution organized around art: CultureBank. Housed at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, this nonprofit bank will specialize in unleashing asset value in art collections and focus on artists as borrowers, or Artist-Entrepreneurs.See More Publications > See More Publications
The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco launched Vantage Point in 2010 to gather viewpoints from community stakeholders across the 12th District around local issues and trends affecting low- and moderate-income (LMI) communities. We conduct the project with the assumption that those working on the ground in these areas have the best understanding of local context, challenges, and promising practices.See More Data > See More Data
The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco is committed to facilitating the availability of financial services and capital, consistent with safe and sound practices, by banks through training, roundtable convenings, and collaboration with community investment partners.See Our CRA Initiatives > See Our CRA Initiatives
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Our team has broad expertise, including community development finance, small business development, data analysis, neighborhood revitalization, and Community Reinvestment Act application.
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New book examines the drivers of financial well-being and innovative solutions for tackling poverty