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Investment Connection Training Videos

The St. Louis Fed’s Investment Connection program establishes investment and partnership opportunities between community development organizations/nonprofits and potential funders.

Here, you can learn what the process entails, what Community Reinvestment Act (CRA)-eligibility means, and whether the program is ideal for your organization. If you’re interested in participating in one of our live events, these Investment Connection training videos provide insight on what to expect.

1. What Is the Investment Connection Program?

Find out how the St. Louis Fed is working to bring together organizations with CRA-eligible projects and funders in their communities.

2. Is Your Project CRA-Eligible?

Investment Connection helps assess the eligibility of projects under the CRA. Find out what this means.

3. How Can Funders Support You?

Grants aren’t the only way local funders can support a CRA-eligible project. See other ways funders can get involved.

4. What Do Funders Look for in a Project?

Funders want to know how an Investment Connection project answers the needs of the community.

5. What Do Funders Look for in a Partner?

Working with funders is more than transactional. Find out what makes a good Investment Connection partner organization.

6. Making the Pitch

Ready to go? Find out what funders want to hear from organizations pitching their project at a live Investment Connection event.


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 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.