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Investment Connection

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.

Learn more about the program’s success in connecting projects with funding.

For Organizations

Organizations may submit community and economic development projects through a Request for Proposal 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.

Nancy Cope, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County, explains how Investment Connection has connected her organization with the financial community.
Source: St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank

For Funders

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.

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.
Source: St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank

Upcoming Investment Connection events:
  • May 21, 2019  - Memphis, Tenn.
  • July 24, 2019 - Little Rock, Ark.
  • Sept. 24, 2019 - Columbia, Mo.
  • Oct. 17, 2019 - St. Louis, Mo.
  • Nov. 14, 2019 - Louisville, Ky.

View proposals from past events:

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 Reinvestment Initiatives team

NOTE: The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is not a grantmaking 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.