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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 INVESTING

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.

THE FUTURE OF URBAN RESILIENCE

Persistent socio-economic inequity in the nation’s capital is placing our most vulnerable residents under chronic stress. DC is also at risk of acute environmental shocks, such as flooding and infrastructure failures.
Public, private, nonprofit and philanthropic sectors need to accelerate collaborative and holistic solutions toward a new resilient system that ensures a more inclusive and responsible future.
How can we strengthen the well-being of all DC residents through intentional socio-economic strategies, channeled resources and protective policies?

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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: