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Partners and Resources

The Adrian Dominican Sisters are in partnership with many organizations that share our goal and vision of creating economic opportunities for poor and disadvantaged people. We share these partners and resources with you.

Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO)
AEO is a national trade association of micro-enterprise development organizations. Its principal activities include lobbying government offices in support of enterprise development, organizing an annual conference and providing technical assistance and training to member groups. AEO also offers a monthly newsletter and maintains a membership directory with detailed information on micro-enterprise-related issues and activities.

500 N. Michigan Avenue (#1400)
Chicago, IL 60611

Phone: (312) 661-1700
Fax: (312) 661-0769

Calvert Community Investments (www.calvertfoundation.org/ci-ctr)
Calvert Community Investments is administered by the Calvert Social Investment Foundation and has a solid reputation for fostering positive community economic development. Through community investment Calvert channels critical capital to community development organizations globally. These programs support affordable housing, microcredit and social enterprise — and create jobs, build homes and change lives.

4550 Montgomery Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814

Phone: (800) 248-0337
Fax: (301) 654-7820
E-mail: foundation@calvert.com

Coalition of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) (www.cdfi.org)
CDFIs was established in 1992 by 11 nonprofit organizations responding to initiatives by the federal government that made resources available for investment in distressed communities. The Coalition represents community banks and loan funds, credit unions, micro-enterprise lenders and venture development funds. The Coalition brings together CDFI leaders and practitioners, policy makers, funders, investors and community development specialists to share their visions and experience.

620 Chestnut Street, (#572)
Philadelphia, PA 19106-3405

Phone: (215) 923-5363
Fax: (215) 923-4755

The ICA Group (www.ica-group.org)
The ICA Group is a national nonprofit organization founded to foster the development of worker-owned cooperatives and other community-based enterprises. The group targets low-income and disadvantaged communities, helping to foster job creation and economic stability for people in need. ICA helps startup ventures, expansions and conversions of existing businesses to employee ownership. Staff assists with the development of feasibility studies and business plans, as well as management and workforce training.

James Megson, Executive Director
One Harvard Street (#200)
Brookline, MA 02445

Phone: (617) 232-8765
Fax: (617) 232-9545
E-mail: ica@ica-group.org

Justice Organizers Leadership Treasurers (JOLT)
JOLT is a coalition of religious-based congregations ministering in California, whose purpose is to act out Gospel values for economic justice through: (1) education related to the responsible use of economic resources and (2) action / implementation on the congregational level. Activities include alternative investments, shareholder resolutions and corporate social accountability.

Corinne Florek, OP
Mercy Partnership Fund & JOLT
PO Box 18519
Oakland, CA 94619-0519

Phone: (510) 836-7556
Fax: (510) 836-7556
JOLT01@juno.com

Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) formerly National Community Capital Association (NCCA) (www.communitycapital.org)
NCCA is a national membership organization of nonprofits known as community development financial institutions (CDFIs). These CDFIs provide access to capital for disinvested urban, rural and reservation-based communities, fostering the development of affordable housing, childcare and healthcare facilities, and small businesses. NCCA members serve as catalysts for lasting social, economic and political change that benefits economically disadvantaged people and communities.

620 Chestnut Street, (#572)
Philadelphia, PA 19106-3405

Phone: (215) 923-4754
Fax: (215) 923-4755
E-mail: NCCA@communitycapital.org

National Congress for Community Economic Development (NCCED) (www.ncced.org) NCCED was founded in 1970 as the national association of nonprofit groups engaged in community-based economic development. It serves 1000 members through newsletters, publications, conferences, technical assistance and special projects. Its member organizations are active in developing a wide range of affordable housing projects, community facilities and small business enterprises.


1030-Fifteenth St. N.W. (# 325)
Washington, DC 20005

Phone: (202) 289-9020
Fax: (202) 234-4510
E-mail: Donna Potts, membership director: potts@ncced.org or pubinfo@NCCED.org

National Cooperative Bank Development Corporation (NCBDC) (www.ncb.com) NCBCD is the development arm of the National Cooperative Bank (NCB) and works toward improving the business and operating environment of communities where market systems have broken down. Their goal is to enrich the heath and vitality of these communities by creating circumstances conducive to the startup, operation and expansion of cooperatives and other community-based enterprises. NCBDC provides a unique combination of financial and development services, focusing in the areas of housing, healthcare, childcare, education and worker ownership.

1401 Eye Street, NW (#700)
Washington, DC 20005

Phone: (202) 336-7680
Fax: (202) 336-7804

E-mail: ncba@ncba.org

National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA) (www.ncba.coop.org)
NCBA is a national cross-industry membership and trade association representing a wide range of cooperative enterprises. Founded in 1916 and known for many years as the Cooperative League of the USA, NCBA's membership includes cooperative businesses in the fields of housing, health care, finance, insurance, childcare, agricultural marketing and supply, rural utilities and consumer goods and services. NCBA represents co-ops before Congress and the federal agencies and promotes and supports cooperatives in the U.S. and overseas through training and technical assistance, publications and programs.

1401 New York Avenue, NW (#1100)
Washington, DC 20005

Phone: (202) 638-6222
Fax: (202) 638-1374
E-mail: ncba@ncba.org

National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions (NFCDCU) (www.natfed.org)
NFCDCU was created by the credit unions that serve low-income communities. It is a nonprofit organization with the mission of advocating and providing resources for CDCUs. In 1970, a coalition of these credit unions successfully campaigned for federal deposit insurance. By 1979, NFCDCU had achieved a major policy victory; the creation of a federal revolving loan fund to aid CDCUs. The current membership of the Federation numbers close to 200. The organization provides an array of technical assistance and development services.

120 Wall Street, 10th Floor
New York, New York 10005

Phone: (212) 809-1850
Fax: (212) 809-3274
E-mail: email@natfed.org

Oikocredit (formerly EDCS / Ecumenical Development Cooperative Society)
Oikocredit is an international organization which supports productive enterprise development in disadvantaged areas throughout the world. It provides access to loans, loan guarantees, and investment resources. Oikocredit is a church-linked organization in which religious institutions and individuals invest, creating a bridge between rich and poor by making credit accessible to the economically disenfranchised.

Terry Provance
US Office
P.O. Box 11000
Washington, D.C. 20008

Phone: (202) 265-0607
Fax: (202) 265-7029
E-mail: officeus@oikocredit.org

Partners for the Common Good 2000 (PCG) (www.pcgloanfund.org)
Partners for the Common Good is a U.S.-based nonprofit community development loan fund/community development financial institution (CDFI), whose mission is to promote economic justice and social change by providing access to debt capital to community-based ventures that advance the "common good." PCG seeks to support innovative organizations and emerging sectors that have high potential to create economic opportunities for low-income people, women, people of color, at-risk populations, and others who are often left out of the economic mainstream.

PCG's borrowers include: (1) community-based nonprofit organizations, (2) nonprofits engaged in social enterprise or operating social purpose businesses; (2) mission-oriented enterprises; and (4) international development organizations promoting microfinance and fair trade. Eighty percent of PCG's portfolio is dedicated to borrowers who work domestically, and 20% is lent to international organizations with U.S. based affiliates.

Jeannine Jacokes
Executive Director
1801 K Street NW Suite M-100
Washington, DC 20006

Phone: (202) 689-8935
Fax: (202) 689-8938
E-mail: pcg@pcgloanfund.org

The Seton Enablement Fund
The Seton Enablement Fund is a low interest revolving loan fund established and run by the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. Financing is provided to organizations and projects that would not qualify for conventional loans. The work is targeted to economically disadvantaged communities and populations. Examples of borrowers groups in which the Fund has invested include cooperatives and other small businesses, affordable housing, land trusts, community development projects, and community banks and credit unions.

The Seton Enablement Fund
Sisters of Charity
5900 Delhi Road
Mount St. Joseph, OH 45051

Phone: (513) 347-5461