The NEXT Effect

Is your team making an impact and strengthening your community in ways other financial institutions can’t? If so, learn about how to take your organization to the NEXT level by applying for a NEXT Planning Grant. To help potential applicants prepare to apply for the competitive NEXT Opportunity Awards in March 2012, the NEXT Awards—through the generosity of the Kresge Foundation—is making a small pool of planning grants available. Grants up to $20,000 per CDFI can support research or planning to expand a CDFI’s geographic or product coverage. Applications are open November 30–December 21.

Learn more about what makes a CDFI NEXT by watching videos of the 2011 Awardees and reading about their innovative financing strategies, or hearing their speeches.

The Wachovia Wells Fargo NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance are presented by the Opportunity Finance Network with generous grant support from the Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation and a major
program-related investment from the John D. and Catherine T.
MacArthur Foundation.

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