Chance supports place-based and healthcare initiatives throughout the country, providing clients with financial analysis and data insights to help with strategic decisions. Prior to joining NFF in 2016, he worked as a consultant with Opportunity Finance Network, advising Community Development Financial Institutions and nonprofits, and project-managing a $2-million initiative to expand access to CDFIs in under-served markets. He also served as a New York City Urban Fellow in the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development, and has a range of additional experience in economic and community development. Chance holds a Bachelor of Arts in public policy and American institutions from Brown University.


I've always been fascinated by questions around who gets what and why in urban settings. NFF is a leader at the intersection of economic development and community finance, and I've learned a lot just by being in the presence of others who appreciate critical thinking, robust conversation, and the sharing of new ideas. 'As iron sharpens iron' definitely holds true at NFF.