In 2011, OFN partnered with Starbucks to launch the Create Jobs for USA Fund, an initiative focused on creating and retaining jobs across the U.S. The Create Jobs for USA Fund combines corporate, small business, and individual donations, and uses the funds to provide capital grants to Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs). CDFIs use the funds to lend to community businesses that create and retain jobs such as small businesses, microenterprises, nonprofits, commercial real estate developers, and affordable housing developers.
The Create Jobs for USA Fund is a unique initiative that proves that the delicate interplay between financial performance and social responsibility works.
$15+ million—Donations from more than 800,000 individuals and corporations
$100+ million—Loans to Community Businesses Supported
5,000—Expected Jobs Created and Retained
1 billion+—Media impressions, including coverage by the New York Times, NPR, and CNN
Please visit the Create Jobs for USA website to donate, read inspirational success stories of community businesses, and learn more about the program.