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 […]Read More Episode 05: Inclusion in Impact Lending
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 […]Read More Episode 04: The CDFI Women’s Network
Vacant properties encourage crime, create safety hazards, and erode pride in communities. In this episode, we talk with the President of the New York Land Bank Association to discuss what the land bank solution to vacant properties is and what financing challenges exist for land banks and their property buyers. Anyone interested in creative solutions […]Read More Episode 03: Land Banks and the Vacant Property Problem
Small staff sizes, limited resources, and varied borrower needs can make growing an impact lending program a real challenge. The Leviticus 25:23 Alternative Fund has grown by 46% in three years and has over $30 million of capital under management today. Its Executive Director, Greg Maher, joins us for episode two to describe how the […]Read More Episode 02: Growing an Impact Lending Program
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 […]Read More Episode 01: Foundations as Impact Lenders
New to the Impact Lenders Podcast? Get up to speed on what it’s all about with our introductory episode. https://media.blubrry.com/impact_lenders_podcast/p/content.blubrry.com/impact_lenders_podcast/Episode_00.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSRead More Episode 00: About the 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 […]Read More Welcome to Impact Lenders Podcast!