Events

WISEPlace Check Presentation

2016 Motivating Sustainable Communities Grant Award to WISEPlace

December 05, 2016 - Santa Ana, CA in

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2016 B Champions Retreat

2016 B Champions Retreat

October 18, 2016 - 20161020 - Philadelphia, PA in

We were thrilled to once again participate in the B Champions retreat! This year’s event was held in Philadelphia, where over 500… Read more »

La Kretz Innovation Campus - grand opening

2016 La Kretz Innovation Campus Grand Opening Ceremony

October 07, 2016 - Los Angeles, CA in

Congratulations to the La Kretz Innovation Campus on the opening of their new facility! Read more »

McCurdy Groundbreaking Ceremony

McCurdy Charter School Groundbreaking Ceremony

September 09, 2016 - Espanola, NM in

Congratulations to McCurdy Charter School on the groundbreaking ceremony in Espanola, NM. Read more »

Isobel Tweedt - Clearinghouse CDFI 2016 Intern

Interning with Clearinghouse CDFI – a Q&A with Isobel Tweedt

- Lake Forest, CA in

To the future students who are selected to intern with Clearinghouse CDFI my advice is this… Read more »

2016 Susan G Komen 5k - Group Photo

Race for the Cure – Clearinghouse CDFI Does Susan G Komen 5k

September 25, 2016 - Newport Beach, CA in

The Clearinghouse CDFI team proudly showed its support yesterday at the Susan G Komen event in Newport Beach… Read more »

Jacques Blackman - Intern

My Clearinghouse CDFI Intern Experience – Jacques Blackman

- Lake Forest, CA in

My time at Clearinghouse CDFI has shown me a tangible professional application of the work I do as a student. Although there are stark differences between my internship and my work as a student, my internship has provided… Read more »

2016 Clearinghouse CDFI Interns volunteering at WisePlace

Jesus and Alejandro are Clearinghouse CDFI’s very first ‘B’ Bold Program Interns.

My ‘B’ BOLD Intern Experience at Clearinghouse CDFI – Jesus

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The staff here taught me new things that I wouldn’t have learned through a traditional business program… Read more »

'B' BOLD Internship Award Recipients

Alejandro and Jesus are Clearinghouse CDFI’s very first ‘B’ Bold Program Interns.

My ‘B’ BOLD Intern Experience at Clearinghouse CDFI – Alejandro

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By Alejandro Tepayotl Clearinghouse CDFI definitely provided me with a greater knowledge of what seems like a completely different world. The time I spent interning with them was never wasted. Each second was a learning experience. The staff is incredible and the experiences will always be remembered. The lessons differed one from the other but were always tied together. Mapping

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Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation - Group Main

Clearinghouse CDFI Volunteers at the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation

- Irvine, CA in

Clearinghouse CDFI staff were thrilled to donate their time volunteering at the Pediatric Cancer… Read more »

The Coastkeeper Garden

Clearinghouse CDFI Volunteers at The Coastkeeper Garden

February 19, 2016 - Orange, CA in

Clearinghouse CDFI staff had the opportunity to volunteer at The Coastkeeper Garden this spring in Orange, CA. The 2.5 acre sustainable garden features California-native and drought-tolerant plants. Our volunteers got to exercise their green thumbs by helping with garden upkeep and learning how to transition their own backyards from high water use landscapes to less traditional gardens that are drought-friendly in the

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Clearinghouse CDFI Volunteers at WISEPlace

Clearinghouse CDFI Volunteer Day: WISEPlace

June 29, 2016 - Santa Ana, CA in

Clearinghouse CDFI had the privilege of volunteering with one of our very own borrowers–WISEPlace in Santa Ana, CA! The women’s shelter is… Read more »

2016 HELP of Southern Nevada

2016 HELP of Southern Nevada Grand Opening of Shannon West Homeless Youth Center

May 12, 2016 - Las Vegas in

Congratulations to HELP of Southern Nevada on the grand opening of their new Shannon West Homeless Youth Center! The new center will provide living space for 120 homeless youths who are in need of temporary shelter while they continue their education or obtain job training. We are proud to support such an impactful project.

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2016 Annual Shareholders Meeting

- Pomona in

“A little party never killed nobody.” Thank you to everyone who attended the 2016 Clearinghouse CDFI Annual Shareholders Meeting in Pomona! Special thanks to the The Fox Theater Pomona, who generously hosted our event!   It was a pleasure to once again join together our investors, supporters, partners, friends, and borrowers to celebrate another year. We sincerely hope you enjoyed

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Arizona Office Grand Opening - ribbon cutting

The 2016 Clearinghouse CDFI Arizona Office Grand Opening was held on March 29, 2016.

2016 Clearinghouse CDFI Arizona Office Grand Opening

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Clearinghouse CDFI has opened a new office in Phoenix, Arizona! We were pleased to welcome all our supporters, partners, and friends to commemorate the occasion, including our special guest speakers: – Councilwoman Laura Pastor City of Phoenix District 4; – Steven Seleznow Arizona Community Foundation President/CEO ; – Stephen Brophy Apache Railway Company President Thank you to everyone who joined us in

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Upcoming: Arizona Office Grand Opening Celebration

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Clearinghouse CDFI is pleased to announce the official opening of its brand new Phoenix, AZ office – home to Arizona MultiBank, a Division of Clearinghouse CDFI. Please join us to celebrate at our Arizona office Grand Opening event!   RSVP by selecting an option below: Yes. See you in Phoenix!      I regret I am unable to attend. Date: Tuesday, March

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2015 Clearinghouse CDFI Staff Adopt a Family Volunteer Day

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We are so pleased that we were able to participate in Share Our Selves’ Adopt a Family program again this year! Staff had a great time wrapping gifts and donating their time to provide food and presents to over 1,200 needy families in the Orange County area.  

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Opportunity Finance Network 2015 Conference

November 09, 2015 - - Detroit, MI in

We had a great time at this year’s Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) Conference in Detroit, MI! Along with 1,250 other participants we learned about the important role community development financial institutions (CDFIs) play for distressed neighborhoods and communities. Here are some of the photos from the event. Click for larger view:  

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Eclipse Cinema - Groundbreaking Ceremony

Eclipse Cinemas Ground Breaking

November 23, 2015 - Las Vegas in

Eclipse Cinemas held a recent ground breaking ceremony in downtown Las Vegas, NV… Read more »

Leo Carrillo - AHC - Tough Mudder Obstacle Course

AHC’s Leo Carrillo is One Big-Hearted, “Tough Mudder”

October 31, 2015 - Temecula in

Leo Carrillo, Housing Specialist for Clearinghouse CDFI’s nonprofit partner Affordable Housing Clearinghouse, is definitely a “Tough Mudder” with a big heart! Leo recently participated in (and smashed) the Temecula Tough Mudder – a punishing 12 mile obstacle course which promotes friendship over finishing rank or completion time. The Tough Mudder event benefited The Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit benefiting veterans

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Lake Mead Christian Academy Groundbreaking

October 09, 2015 - Henderson, NV in

Congratulations to Lake Mead Christian Academy on their groundbreaking ceremony in Henderson, NV! Clearinghouse CDFI sponsored the fireworks show during the event which was a rousing addition to the ceremony. Lake Mead Christian Academy currently serves 610 students and carries a higher graduation rate than the overall state. Financing for this project was made possible through $100 million in bond

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Orange County Community Housing Corporation Open House

Orange County Community Housing Corporation Open House

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Clearinghouse CDFI staff had a great time at Orange County Community Housing Corporation’s (OCCHC) open house event on September 24th. OCCHC is a nonprofit organization who transition extremely low income families towards greater self sufficiency by assisting them with housing and education. Congratulations on the new location!  

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Jacques Blackman - Intern

My Clearinghouse CDFI Intern Experience – Jacques Blackman

- Lake Forest, CA in

My time at Clearinghouse CDFI has shown me a tangible professional application of the work I do as a student. Although there are stark differences between my internship and my work as a student, my internship has provided… Read more »

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2015 – Mary Erickson Community Housing’s Annual Fundraising Dinner and Beach Party

August 07, 2015 - Dana Point, CA in

Clearinghouse CDFI staff had a blast at Mary Erickson Community Housing’s Annual Fundraising Dinner and Beach Party on August 7th. Mary Erickson Community Housing provides safe, affordable housing and educational opportunities to promote self-sufficiency for low income families. Congratulations on 12 years of service!  

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2015 Washoe Travel Plaza Groundbreaking

2015 Washoe Travel Plaza Groundbreaking

June 05, 2015 - Gardnerville, NV in

Congratulations to the Washoe Travel Plaza on their groundbreaking ceremony in Gardnervillle, Nevada! President and CEO, Doug Bystry was on site at the June 5th celebration to say a few words about the project. The development of the Washoe Travel Plaza on Native American reservation land will produce a sustainable source of revenue for the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and

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Glen, Lundi, & Mai at the 2015 Napa Valley Comes to Santa Monica

2015 Napa Valley Comes to Santa Monica

April 18, 2015 - Santa Monica, CA in

We had a great time at APAIT Health Center’s Napa Valley comes to Santa Monica event on April 18th. APAIT Health Center provides support programs to medically underserved individuals suffering from HIV/AIDS in Southern California.  

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ACT Strand Ribbon Cutting

2015 ACT Strand Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

- San Francisco, CA in

Congratulations to American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) on the grand opening of the A.C.T. Strand Theater in San Francisco, CA! Clearinghouse CDFI was on site for the official ribbon cutting on May 14th. A.C.T. is a nonprofit theater company whose performance, education, and outreach programs benefit over 250,000 people annually. Clearinghouse CDFI provided $14.6 million of NMTC allocation and $2.4 million

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Alan Woo at the 2015 Community Action Partnership of Orange County's 50th Anniversary Gala

Clearinghouse President & CEO Doug Bystry honored at Community Action Partnership of OC’s 50th Anniversary Gala

2015 Community Action Partnership of Orange County’s 50th Anniversary Gala

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Congratulations to Community Action Partnership of Orange County for 50 years of helping people and changing lives! Clearinghouse CDFI celebrated Community Action Partnership of Orange County’s fantastic milestone on May 2nd at their Anniversary Gala. Clearinghouse CDFI President and CEO, Douglas Bystry was one of the special honorees at the event.  

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2015 OC Marathon - Clearinghouse CDFI & Affordable Housing Clearinghouse Staff get ready for the 2015 OC Marathon

Clearinghouse CDFI and Affordable Housing Clearinghouse Staff get ready for the 2015 OC Marathon

2015 OC Marathon

May 03, 2015 - Costa Mesa, CA in

Clearinghouse CDFI and Affordable Housing Clearinghouse staff met up at the crack of dawn this Sunday for the OC Marathon. (After a little bit of coffee), everyone was excited to get their run/jog/walk on for the 5k around the fair grounds and through Orange Coast College! A huge thanks Mai Nguyen and Lundi Chea, who organized this event for our

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Susan and Gary 2015 Annual Meeting
Clearinghouse CDFI Board Chairman, Gary Dunn of Banc of California & Susan Montoya of First Bank

2015 Annual Meeting

April 21, 2015 - Los Angeles, CA in

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2015 Clearinghouse CDFI Shareholders Meeting at One Santa Fe in Los Angeles, California. And a special thank you to One Santa Fe, who generously hosted our event! It was a pleasure to once again join together our investors, supporters, partners, friends, and borrowers. We sincerely hope you enjoyed the impactful projects we showcased

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Girls Inc of Alameda County

Girls Inc. of Alameda County – Strong, Smart, and Bold Luncheon

April 23, 2015 - Oakland, CA in

Clearinghouse CDFI recently attended Girls Inc. of Alameda County’s Strong, Smart, and Bold Luncheon held on April 23rd, 2015. The event brought together some of the most influential women and community leaders in the Bay area. Honorees included those who are influencing the world, and who work towards building strong, smart, and bold communities.    

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Clearinghouse CDFI President/ CEO Douglas Bystry Speaks at OC RMA 'Banking Leaders CEO Panel

Clearinghouse CDFI President/ CEO Douglas Bystry Speaks at OC RMA ‘Banking Leaders CEO Panel’

March 19, 2015 - Newport Beach, CA in

Clearinghouse CDFI President and CEO, Douglas Bystry spoke at the Orange County Risk Management Association – Banking Leaders CEO Panel on March 19th in Newport Beach, CA. The panel focused on trends CEOs are forecasting for the banking industry in 2015 including challenges and opportunities available.      

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B Day Volunteers - staff group photo

Clearinghouse CDFI B Corp Staff Volunteer Day

March 13, 2015 - Irvine, CA in

Clearinghouse CDFI holds special “B Day” celebrating B Corp status & commitment to using business for good. Read more »

2014 Adopt-a-Family volunteer event

Clearinghouse CDFI Staff donates their time, a little bit of sweat, and a whole lot of good will volunteering at South County Adopt-a-Family.

Clearinghouse Staff Adopt-a-Family Volunteer Day

December 18, 2014 - Costa Mesa in

Happy New Year!

This December was a busy one at Clearinghouse CDFI! Staff had a wonderful time donating and volunteering at the South County Outreach Adopt-a-Family event in Costa Mesa, CA at the Orange County Fair grounds. Read more »

2014 Las Vegas Urban Chamber of Commerce Green Tie Gala

The Green Tie Gala Awards Dinner honoring Rose McKinney-James was held on 11/15/14 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

Brian Maddox of Clearinghouse CDFI Receives Minority Business Advocate of the Year Award

November 15, 2014 - Las Vegas, NV in

Brian Maddox, Clearinghouse CDFI’s Director of Nevada Operations, received the 2014 Minority Business Advocate of the Year Award from the Las Vegas Urban Chamber of Commerce Read more »

9-25-14 - Las Vegas, NV - The 3rd annual Governor's Conference on Small Business, hosted by the State of Nevada Department of Business and Industry, was a comprehensive small business resource event designed for entrepreneurs seeking to start or grow an existing business. Clearinghouse CDFI staff, including President/CEO Douglas Bystry, met with industry leaders and experts to discuss critical small business issues.

Clearinghouse CDFI President/CEO Douglas Bystry and Honorable Brian Sandoval, Governor of Nevada

2014 Nevada Governor’s Conference on Small Business

September 19, 2014 - Las Vegas, NV in

The 3rd annual Governor’s Conference on Small Business, hosted by the State of Nevada Department of Business and Industry, was a comprehensive small business resource event designed for entrepreneurs seeking to start or grow an existing business. Clearinghouse CDFI staff, including President/CEO Douglas Bystry, met with industry leaders and experts to discuss critical small business issues.

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Staff meet with US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew

Martice Mills, Clearinghouse CDFI Director of Business Development So. Cal. Region, and Alan Orechwa, Clearinghouse CDFI Chief Financial Officer, meet with U.S. Secretary Jacob J. Lew at PVJOBS in Los Angeles, CA on September 25, 2014.

Clearinghouse CDFI Staff Meets U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew at PVJOBS in Los Angeles

September 25, 2014 - Los Angeles, CA in

Clearinghouse CDFI staff recently met with U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew during his recent site visit to Clearinghouse CDFI borrower PVJOBS in Los Angeles, CA. Read more »

2014 LA Office Grand Opening - Douglas Bystry & Martice Mills toast the grand opening of the Clearinghouse CDFI Los Angeles office

Douglas Bystry & Martice Mills toast the grand opening of the new Clearinghouse CDFI Los Angeles office.

2014 Clearinghouse CDFI L.A. Office Grand Opening

July 31, 2014 - Los Angeles, CA in

Clearinghouse CDFI recently opened a new office in Los Angeles, CA. We were pleased to welcome all of our partners and friends at our office grand opening event. Guest Speaker was Victor Parker, District Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Thank you to everyone who came out to show their support!

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The 2014 Clearinghouse CDFI Annual Shareholders Meeting was held at the Junior Achievement of Southern California Finance Park is Los Angeles, CA.

2014 Clearinghouse CDFI Annual Shareholders Meeting – Guest Speaker – Honorable Maxine Waters, U.S. Congresswoman

April 24, 2014 - Los Angeles, CA in

A special thank you to our guest speaker, The Honorable Maxine Waters, U.S. Congresswoman (C-43rd), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services. We greatly appreciate your time and commitment to Clearinghouse CDFI’s mission to meet unmet credit needs. Read more »

2014 Oakland Office Grand Opening

The 2014 Clearinghouse CDFI Oakland Office Grand Opening was held on March 27, 2014. Honorable Jean Quan, Oakland City Mayor, was the Keynote Speaker.

2014 Clearinghouse CDFI Oakland Office Grand Opening

March 27, 2014 - Oakland, CA in

Clearinghouse CDFI recently opened a new office in Oakland, CA. We were pleased to welcome all of our partners and friends to our office grand opening event, including special guests: The Honorable Jean Quan, Mayor of the City of Oakland… Read more »

The 2013 Annual Shareholders Meeting was held at Monarch School in San Diego, CA.

Clearinghouse CDFI 2013 Annual Shareholders Meeting

April 24, 2013 - San Diego, CA in

Thanks to everyone who attended the 2013 Clearinghouse CDFI Annual Shareholders Meeting at the Monarch School in San Diego, California. It was a pleasure to tour the Monarch facility and to share this impactful project with all of our investors and friends. We look forward to providing another year of successfully serving California and Nevada through innovative community development financing. Read more »