The U.S. Department of the Treasury

CDFI Fund Releases Most Comprehensive CIIS Data to Date, FYs 2004-2010

Press release   •   Dec 06, 2011 05:42 EST

Washington, DC - The CDFI Fund released today seven years of data provided by Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) through its data collection system, known as the Community Investment Impact System (CIIS), for fiscal years 2004 through 2010.

“I am pleased to announce the largest, most detailed public data release in the history of the CDFI Fund,” said CDFI Fund Director Donna J. Gambrell. “This comprehensive data release will be a valuable tool for researchers, academics, and the CDFI industry, and I believe it presents evidence of the tangible and lasting impact of CDFI investments in low-income communities. The CDFIs that submitted CIIS data for this report originated $10.9 billion in loans and investments from 2004 to 2010.”
 
The release contains Institution Level Report (ILR) data on 534 CDFIs that have reported to CIIS. In general, these CDFIs have provided information on their overall assets, loans, investments, sources and cost of capital, financing of day-to-day activities, staffing, and impact in their communities. A previous data release in 2007 consisted of ILR data on 223 CDFIs in fiscal year 2003, 236 in fiscal year 2004, and 173 in fiscal year 2005.
 
Additionally, this release marks the first time that Transaction Level Report (TLR) data has been released to the public, which will enable researchers to look at the location, structure, and performance of over 400,000 individual loans and investments made by 239 CDFIs. The data release also includes a new report—the Portfolio Summary File—containing a snapshot of CDFIs’ lending and investing activities by sector.
 
The ILR and TLR data released today confirm that CDFIs across the nation are fulfilling their mission to deliver financial services and financial products in underserved communities.
 
To access the data files, as well as detailed tips and guidelines for working with the data, please visit the CDFI Fund’s website.