Accion Chicago is pleased to offer many opportunities for CRA-eligible activity to its partners in the financial services arena. As a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) in Illinois and Indiana, Accion promotes community development through small business activities for low-income individuals or geographies that qualify for all three aspects of CRA examinations: Lending, Investment and Service.

Opportunities for partnership in your community could include:

  • Grants for Accion Chicago general operations or loan pool
  • EQ2 Investments
  • Full participation of selected loans originated by Accion in low-income census tracts
  • Participating on an Accion committee to share financial or technical expertise
  • Volunteering at an Accion client-coaching event

Partnering with Accion is an excellent avenue for our banking partners to invest in their communities and a proven source of favorable CRA consideration from regulating agencies.

For more information or questions please contact Damon Winters at (312) 924-2156.