Frank Altman is President and CEO of Community Reinvestment Fund (CRF), USA. He pioneered the development of a secondary market for community and economic development loans when he established the organization. Under Frank’s leadership and in partnership with a network of local community partners, CRF has funded nearly $1.8 billion in loans to job-creating small businesses, non-profits, charter schools and affordable housing projects in 47 states and 800 communities across the USA. Frank is a founding member and first President of the New Markets Tax Credit Coalition. He helped design the creation of a federal tax credit to encourage private investment in low-income communities.