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Investment Connection is a program that brings community-based organizations together with bankers and other funders to address the current and future needs of low- and moderate-income, distressed, and underserved communities. It does this two ways: by hosting in-person events during which community-based organizations share Community Reinvestment Act (CRA)-eligible projects with financial institutions and other funders (foundations, CDFIs, and government entities), and by providing an online portal where funders can filter proposals by geography or issue.

Community-based organizations may propose community and economic development projects in need of funding through an online application process. Organizations with projects deemed eligible under the CRA may have the opportunity to present their proposals to multiple potential funders.


Log into the Investment Connection Funders Portal to view current projects in need of funding. Search projects 24/7 by geographic area or issue addressed. Funders interested in registering for future Investment Connection events can email

Community-based organizations

Locations and events will be added as we determine the scope and focus of Investment Connection 2021.

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Note: The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland is not a grant-making organization. The purpose of its presenting the Investment Connection program is to facilitate education, information sharing, and potential opportunities related to the CRA. The Cleveland Fed does not endorse or make any representations as to the propriety or suitability of the participating organizations, investments, or programs. Organizations should perform their own due diligence before engaging in any transactions with these entities to ensure that any such transactions meet the organization's objectives.