Meet Our Community Partners

Our community partners are the forces responsible for making our program work. By supporting CFC with resources and insights, and supporting individuals with customized products and services, our community partners make the difference in our clients’ financial futures.

Take a moment to review the companies and organizations who help make CFC successful.

Our Community Partners

Cleveland Neighborhood Progress

Cleveland Neighborhood Progress  is  a  local  community  development  funding  intermediary  with  over  twenty-five years  of experience investing in community revitalization work. Founded in 1988, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress serves a unique function as the only local organization of its kind in the region, and is proud to be nationally recognized as a leader for engaging in best practices in various facets of nonprofit programming.

Cleveland Neighborhood Progress’ mission is to foster communities of choice and opportunity throughout Cleveland.   Our vision is for all of Cleveland’s neighborhoods to be attractive, vibrant communities where people from all incomes, races, and generations thrive, prosper, and choose to live, work, and play.  To this end, we strategically invest in community development organizations, their projects, and their vision for the future. Our programming is intended to address the most critical issues confronting the entire community development system. 

Neighborhood Housing Services

For over 39 years, Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland, a trusted not-for-profit organization, has provided individuals and families throughout northeast Ohio with the support and resources they need to buy, fix, and keep their homes. Neighborhood Housing Services’ mission is to provide ongoing programs and services for achieving, preserving and sustaining the American dream of homeownership, ranging from Homebuyer Education and Down Payment Assistance, Home Maintenance Training and Home Repair Lending, to Reverse Mortgage Counseling and Foreclosure Prevention among others. These programs have successfully created homeownership and built burgeoning communities in Cleveland.

City of Cleveland

The Department of Community Development – Office of Fair Housing & Consumer Affairs and the Department of Aging are partnered with Community Financial Centers to assist with strategic direction and oversight of  initiative. These departments both provide direct resident assistance, and the Department of Community Development provides administrative funding and support to the majority of Cleveland’s local Community Development Corporations (CDCs). The City will coordinate appropriate partnerships and encourage collaboration between the Community Development Corporations and Community Financial Centers.

Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C)

Tri-C has developed curriculum for the Community Financial Centers Counselor Certification Training according to the Bloomberg Philanthropies model.  Tri-C’s downtown (Metropolitan) campus has been recommended as a CFC satellite site, as it is located in Cleveland’s Central neighborhood where the percentage of unbanked residents is greatest.  Established in Cleveland in 1963 it is Ohio’s first community college and serves more than 52,000 credit and non-credit students each year.

Established in 1963, Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) is Ohio’s first community college, serving more than 52,000 students each year. Its presence as an important Cleveland institution makes it a natural partner for Community Financial Centers. Tri-C has developed the Counselor Training Certification curriculum, which is based off the proven-successful Bloomberg Philanthropies model. The College’s downtown (Metropolitan) campus is a CFC satellite site, appropriately positioned in Cleveland’s Central neighborhood, where the percentage of unbanked residents is greatest.  Tri-C has both the infrastructure and the resources to meet the needs of CFC clients and financial coaches.

Enterprise Community Partners

For more than 30 years, Enterprise has introduced solutions through public-private partnerships with financial institutions, governments, community organizations and other partners that share our vision that one day, every person will have an affordable home in a vibrant community, filled with promise and the opportunity for a good life.  Enterprise’s mission is to create opportunity for low- and moderate-income people through affordable housing in diverse, thriving communities. Enterprise is positioned as Community Financial Centers’ main consultant for Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) recipients.

United Way of Greater Cleveland

United Way of Greater Cleveland aspires to create and support a healthy community in which all children succeed in school and families are financially stable. United Way’s plan to drive change starts with  targeted priorities and innovative strategies that focus intently on our community’s most pressing needs. United Way of Greater Cleveland and Community Financial Centers have partnered to achieve the mutual goal of helping families navigate toward sustainable futures through financial empowerment.

Ready to talk? We are here to help you. Click here to schedule an appointment with our managers.