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City First Foundation enriches communities and families by investing in big ideas.

2018 Conference Series

City First is proud to present its 5th Community Development Finance Conference as a three-part series. 

These events feature frontline experts and changemakers across our community to share their unique insights and lessons learned as we collectively pave the way to sustainable equitable development.

THE FUTURE OF IMPACT INVESTING IS LOCAL

Learn how individual impact investors and mission driven institutions are leveraging financial services and creative capital to accelerate community and economic development by growing small businesses, nonprofits, education organizations, and access to healthcare. All of which create jobs and support social mobility for individuals and families. 

THE FUTURE OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING IS FINANCE

Affordable housing is one of our greatest local challenges. A challenge that can be solved by creative, impact financing. Hear from housing developers – newly established and veterans – partnering with mission-focused lenders and government officials to leverage unique financing strategies to build and manage high-quality affordable housing.

25 YEARS OF COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP & A COLLECTIVE VISION FORWARD

Please join us as we celebrate 25 years of partnering with pioneering nonprofit leaders, community developers, entrepreneurs, the public sector and philanthropic investors who collectively help achieve a more economically equitable DC.  Working together, we can and will continue to help improve lives and livelihoods for all families.

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Past Conferences

The goal of our work is to increase local mission-focused investing to strengthen the economic, social, and environmental health of our communities while serving people in low- and moderate- income neighborhoods. See our previous conferences: