Investment Connection brings together bankers, nonprofit organizations, foundations, and public and private funders to meet and explore community development opportunities in the areas they serve, especially those in low- and moderate-income, distressed and underserved communities.
Community development organizations and nonprofits may submit community and economic development projects through an RFP process. Those with projects deemed be eligible under the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) may have the opportunity to present those proposals to multiple potential funders.
Video Series: Preparing Your "Pitch" for Funding
Learn how to build a partnership opportunity with potential funders. These six training videos will walk you through what the process entails, what CRA eligibility means, and whether the Investment Connection program is ideal for your organization.
"Growing Our Reach"
Nancy Cope, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County, explains how Investment Connection has connected her organization with the financial community.
Banks, foundations, government entities and others throughout the Eighth District with the capacity to invest, lend or provide services in support of CRA activities can find funding opportunities by participating in live events in their communities.
"Providing Credit, Services, and Investment"
Virgil Miller, CRA director at Arvest Bank in Little, Rock, Ark., talks about the importance of investing in the low- and moderate-income areas that the bank serves.
View proposals from past events:
- Dec. 4, 2020 - Evansville, Ind.
- Nov. 14, 2019 - Louisville, Ky.
- Oct. 17, 2019 - St. Louis, Mo.
- Sept. 24, 2019 - Columbia, Mo.
- July 24, 2019 - Little Rock, Ark.
- May 21, 2019 - Memphis, Tenn.
- Oct. 19, 2018 — Louisville, Ky.
- Sept. 18, 2018 — St. Louis, Mo.
- July 25, 2018 — Little Rock, Ark.
- July 24, 2018 — Memphis, Tenn.
- May 17, 2018 — Springfield, Mo.
- Nov. 17, 2017 — Memphis, Tenn.
Ready to Connect?
For questions or if you are interested in learning about the RFP process for an Investment Connection event in one of our cities, please email the Community Partnerships and Investment team.
NOTE: The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is not a grant-making organization. The purpose of its presenting the Investment Connection program is to facilitate education, information sharing and potential opportunities related to the CRA. The St. Louis Fed does not endorse or make any representations as to the propriety or suitability of the participating organizations, investments or programs. Organizations should perform their own due diligence before engaging in any transactions with these entities to ensure that any such transactions meet the organization's objectives.