Who We Are

Our Mission

Our mission is to bridge the CDFI industry and the disability community, to ensure that CDFIs can respond effectively to address the needs of individuals with disabilities, and to offer technical assistance and support to CDFIs developing financing products and services.

Our Team

Pam Porter, Executive Director

Towner French, Capitol Counsel

Andrew Porter, Operations

Board of Directors

Angela Dowell, Chicago Community Loan Fund

Carla Mannings, City First Broadway Bank, Board Treasurer

Charles D. Hammerman, Disability Opportunity Fund, Board Chair

Cheryl Cherry, CornerSquare Community Capital

Danny Housley, Shepherd Center

Emerson Sekins, Northwest Access Fund

Lisa Williams, IFF, Board Secretary

Susan Tachau, Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation, Board Vice Chair

Jack Brummel, Northwest Access Fund

About Us

The National Disability Finance Coalition (NDFC) is the only national organization in the United States promoting the socially impactful work of community development financial institutions (CDFIs) serving communities with disabilities.

Launched in 2015 and incorporated in 2017, NDFC operates as a 501c3 membership network of CDFIs, financial institutions, disability service providers and advocacy organizations, and individuals with disabilities addressing the unique set of challenges faced by people with disabilities and their families.

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