Why we're here

From affordable housing, to education and the arts, nonprofits provide the services our society relies upon. Yet what they rely on is a flawed, inequitable funding system that often impedes their ability to make a difference.

NFF recognizes our responsibility to help make the nonprofit funding sector equitable and address decades of disinvestment in communities of color. Read about our full commitment and latest efforts on our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion page.

Click here for a special statement from Henry Ramos, Board Chair, and Antony Bugg-Levine, CEO, about how we have recomposed our board of directors to represent a broader complement of community-centered investment practitioners, change agents, and thought leaders; amplified the representation of talented professionals of color on the staff and management team; and rethought our way of working to to build the leadership, reputation, and assets of our partners in communities.

NFF promotes the success of nonprofits by providing capital, strategic consulting, and using our knowledge and influence to transform the funding and financing landscape.

When nonprofits need funds for a new facility or critical maintenance and need a lender with deep understanding of their needs, we can help. When they can’t meet payroll because of delayed payments from government contracts, we can help. When their business models need new ideas, we can help. When they need an ally in advocating for change in the funding landscape, we can help.

We’re here to help nonprofits succeed. We’ve been at it since 1980 and are proud of our successes, but we always seek to learn from our work and our clients how we can do better. Check out our History page to see how our work has evolved, and if you want some numbers, we have that too.

We live in your world

As a social-sector lender, consultant, and thought leader with 40 years of experience and insights, we help you identify and act on complex financial management issues. Our people – like your people – are knowledgeable, caring professionals from many walks of life, committed to building more just and vibrant communities.

We are grounded and groundbreaking

Working closely with thousands of nonprofits, social enterprises, funders, and investors, we understand our sector’s dynamic environment from both national and hyperlocal perspectives. We help mission-driven organizations prepare for what’s next.

We map out actionable steps toward a more just and vibrant society

Partner with us to extend opportunities in low-income communities; to connect money and expertise in the most impactful ways; to create and share data and experiences, and so we can all do even more good.

Meet our team

NFFers are knowledgeable, caring professionals with diverse experiences and backstories.

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