Community Action Financial Institution (CAFI)

About CAFI

Community Action Financial Institute (CAFI) is an affiliate of the Community Action Partnership, and was created to: provide financing solutions to CAAs, their affiliates, state CAA associations, and Community Development Corporations that build affordable housing, create jobs and wealth—in particular, for low-income and low-wealth families—and to provide high quality service to organizations that build on the community’s assets.

The target audience for CAFI is CAAs and others that are interested in business lending, operating social enterprises and other economic development projects.

The Director of CAFI is Kevin Kelly, who can be reached at

CAFI's Work and Notable Projects

CAFI is in the process of raising loan capital to provide to Community Action Agencies and other nonprofits for relending to small business in their communities. Please continue to check this webpage as we post profiles of CAFI's successes!

Resources and Partners

CAFI regularly engages with the following partners and resources:

Learn More

To learn more about how your Agency can become involved with CAFI, please email Kevin Kelly at kkelly@communityactionpartnership and sign up for the CED/CAFI newsletter here!