Investment Connection

Investment Connection was designed to bring 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. While Investment Connection is no longer an active program of the St. Louis Fed, we continue to strengthen partnerships between funders and community organizations through funder collaboratives such as the St. Louis Community Development Funders Forum and the Delta Philanthropy Forum.

For Community Development Organizations and Nonprofits

Do you have a project in need of funding? Our training videos will walk you through Community Reinvestment Act eligibility, best practices for building partnerships with potential funders, and tips for pitching your project.

View the full playlist on YouTube.

Real People, Real Projects, Real Impact

From 2017 to 2019, the Investment Connection program brought together organizations with CRA-eligible projects and funders in their communities.

During that timeframe, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis conducted 11 Investment Connection events across the Eighth Federal Reserve District. These events generated more than 500 connection points between funders and nonprofits, resulting in more than $2.7 million dollars of funding for participating organizations.

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.

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