The CRA encourages financial institutions to use intermediaries to expand their capacity for delivering community development services; and faith-based organizations have long been recognized as one of the most prominent and successful examples of intermediaries. And, while faith-based community development organizations represent only a subset of all community-based organizations, their presence may actually be more far reaching than secular providers. Because even in communities without a community development corporation, there is a faith organization.
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Table of Contents
Small Congregations and Asset-Based Community Development
Eliza M. Carney
Faith-Based Initiative Overview
Fishing by Faith
Reverend Mark Whitlock
Islamic Finance and the U.S. Banking System
Jewish Community Federation
Catholic Community Development