Episode 05: Inclusion in Impact Lending

Ami Pascual Spear joins the Impact Lenders Podcast to discuss inclusion in the impact lending industry.  As a past founder, employee, and current board member of various impact lending institutions, Ami has broad experience in the field that she draws on as she discusses the importance of inclusion and how the industry could improve.  Ami’s […]

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Episode 04: The CDFI Women’s Network

The CDFI Women’s Network was launched in 2016 to foster opportunities for a diverse and inclusive group of women in community development finance to connect, share, and learn from each other to advance their professional development.  It has grown into an industry-wide initiative that brings together women from CDFIs, foundations, banks, government entities, and other […]

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Episode 01: Foundations as Impact Lenders

In our first episode, we explore how foundations can expand their mission by becoming impact lenders.  March Gallagher, President & CEO of Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley, tells us how she implemented a lending program in partnership with local CDFIs to amplify her institution’s impact. Today’s Guest: March Gallagher is responsible for the overall […]

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Welcome to Impact Lenders Podcast!

The Impact Lenders Podcast (ILP) is a biweekly podcast that focuses on the work of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), foundations, government lenders, and others using lending for good.  Through interviews with the remarkable personalities in the field, we keep listeners informed on the hot topics and emerging trends in the industry.  Guests include executive […]

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