2017 ‘B’ BOLD Internship Program Awardees Announced

Meet the 2017 ‘B’ BOLD Interns: Building Bridges through Outreach Leadership Development Salvador Leon & Victoria Esquivel Salvador Leon is a 17-year old student entering his senior year at Santa Ana High School. His favorite subject is English. He first heard about the ‘B’ BOLD internship through an email from his school counselor. When asked why he decided to apply, Salvador said that Read More »

A 2016 ‘B’ BOLD Intern Follow-Up: Jesus Medina, 1 Year Later

  A Little Background on Jesus… Jesus participated in the 2016 round of the Clearinghouse CDFI ‘B’ BOLD Internship Award Program as a junior at Ocean View High School. Read his original ‘B’ BOLD experience post here: Jesus is now entering his senior year of high school, and looks forward to college applications this fall. A year after completing Read More »

5 Lessons on Facilitating Cross-Industry Collaboration on Inclusion & Diversity

B Lab Inclusion Challenge and Peer Groups Clearinghouse CDFI is committed to furthering Diversity and Inclusion both internally and externally through lending, community service, and amongst staff. As a part of Clearinghouse CDFI’s ongoing Diversity and Inclusion efforts, Impact Manager Mai Nguyen and Community Impact Analyst Avery Ebron elected to participate in B Lab’s peer group program. The program goal, Read More »

Robert Johnson Scholarship – Clearinghouse CDFI Matching Grant

The Robert Johnson Scholarship is awarded to college-bound clients and children of clients served by the following Orange County affordable housing nonprofit organizations: Orange County Community Housing Corporation (OCCHC) Affordable Housing Clearinghouse (AHC) About Robert Johnson: Robert (Bob) Johnson was a pioneer who strongly advocated for the provision of affordable housing for low-income families in Orange County, CA. In 1967, Read More »

2016 ‘B’ BOLD Program

Building Bridges through Outreach Leadership Development   Inspired by the values of the B Corp community to “build bridges,” ‘B’ BOLD is a new initiative created by Clearinghouse CDFI to empower and develop the next generation. Clearinghouse CDFI, with the support and generosity of its community partners, has created a summer internship program for college-bound high school juniors and seniors Read More »

Susan Montoya Receives Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Community

Clearinghouse CDFI is proud to announce that Susan Montoya, Senior Vice President of First Bank, and Clearinghouse CDFI partner for nine years, received a 2015 Outstanding Community Service Honoree Award from Age Well Senior Services. “Age Well Senior Services is a leader in providing advocacy and much-needed programs and resources to the seniors of Orange County.  I have been a Read More »

$50k Donation Funds New Educational Activities for San Diego’s Monarch School Students

Monarch School is pleased to report the following student activities sponsored by grant funds from Clearinghouse CDFI and partners Wells Fargo, CapitalSource Bank, U.S. Bank, First Bank, Wawanesa and Opus Bank:   Science Workshop at Legoland Our 7th grade class went on an educational field trip to the science lab at Legoland, where they enjoyed a hands‐on learning experience dissecting Read More »

Clearinghouse CDFI Director of Nevada Operations Brian Maddox Campaigns for Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) Board Seat

Brian Maddox, Director of Nevada Operations for Clearinghouse Community Development Financial Institution (Clearinghouse CDFI), is a candidate for the board of governors for the Opportunity Finance Network (, a national trade organization for CDFI members. He is one of seven candidates competing for two seats on the board; OFN members will vote for their candidates of choice at the 2014 Read More »