Small Business Leader Award for Mission-Driven Lenders

The Small Business Leader Award for Mission-Driven Lenders, the first-ever award to recognize innovation and growth in mission-driven small business lenders, launches this summer. This national award rewards excellence, builds broad-based recognition, and creates momentum among Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) and other mission-driven lenders.

The winner of the 2014 Small Business Leader Award will receive a cash award of $75,000, recognition at the Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) Annual Conference in Denver, October 2014, and other marketing and PR opportunities.

The award is part of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Financing Initiative, with additional support from the Surdna Foundation.

Nominations are now open until July 31, 2014. To learn more or nominate, visit