Up to $191 Million in CDFI Funding Available: Contact the Federation for Help in Accessing a Financial Assistance Award
CDFI certification is an essential credential for credit unions seeking a larger role in the development of their communities. The National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions is a CDFI Intermediary and a permanent member of the National CDFI Coalition. The Federation’s CU Breakthrough team has helped over 100 credit unions get CDFI certified and access Financial and Technical Assistance Awards.
Luis Caballero has more than 15 years of experience working in the credit union industry and non-profit sector. Luis’s grant writing efforts have led to multiple awards totaling several millions of dollars, from a variety of public and private sources. This includes several CDFI TA and FA awards. Current associations include: Founding and Current Board Member of the Network of Latino Credit Unions and Professionals, Member of the International Relations Committee for the Texas Credit Union League, Co-Chair of the Coalition for Family Economic Progress, and Co-Chair of El Paso Saves.
Blake Myers works primarily with innovative, mid-sized credit unions with under $250M in assets. Blake began his career in the credit union industry at the young age of 8, where he was a Board Member for the youth division of Alternatives FCU, a community development credit union in Ithaca, NY. Blake works primarily in the areas of strategic planning, data analysis, product development, marketing and project implementation. A few projects he has worked on include analyzing prepaid card networks, reviewing payment networks, creating business and mortgage lending programs, reviewing SBA loans, and grantwriting for CDFI Fund and NCUA.
Star Wilbraham advises organizations on strategic planning and implementation, market development, business operations, and proposal writing tactics. Star has specific experience working with community development financial institutions (CDFIs), including credit unions, banks, and loan funds. Previously, Star worked at the U.S. Treasury’s CDFI Fund providing senior level analysis and technical assistance to clients in the areas of funding, certification, and evaluation and monitoring.