findCRA, a Louisville-based online platform focused on social impact and community reinvestment, announced today that they have partnered with the Financial Counseling Association of America (FCAA). FCAA is the largest national association representing both non-profit and for profit financial counseling companies that provide consumer credit counseling, housing counseling, student loan counseling, bankruptcy counseling, debt management and various financial education services.
FCAA member agencies assist hundreds of thousands of consumers annually in all 50 states. FCAA Members were informed of findCRA’s partnership at FCAA’s Annual Conference held in Nashville in late April that featured three days of training and industry updates from numerous policymakers and thought leaders including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the National Council on Higher Education Resources, Experian, the FBI and Vanderbilt University.
“As we continue to seek additional ways to serve our bank partners throughout the country, we are focused on providing high-impact opportunities to support their communities. FCAA provides a great way for us to bring findCRA services to nonprofits serving the financial education and counseling needs of citizens while supporting CRA goals for our bankers. We look forward to the many successes that will be realized for both FCAA’s member agencies and our findCRA Network as a result of this partnership,” said Brian Waters, President and Co-Founder of findCRA.
findCRA is an innovative, online platform that connects nonprofits and other community partners with banks to build stronger communities. Through this partnership, findCRA will work directly with the management of FCAA to identify national opportunities for bank partnership while simultaneously seeking bank supporters for nonprofit member agencies offering CRA-qualified financial counseling and education programs.
FCAA is pleased to bring this unique partnership with findCRA to its member agencies. Kevin Weeks, president FCAA notes access to CRA funds has become more competitive over the years. “Being able to have members work directly with findCRA on projects gives them both access to findCRA’s expertise in this area and the opportunity to learn of CRA funds they may not otherwise be aware of. We are very excited about findCRA and the opportunity this one-of-a-kind partnership brings to our members, ultimately benefitting the consumers they serve.”