What Makes Us Different
We're different in all the right ways
We’re Different, Just Like You
We’re shaking things up! We’re a financial cooperative bringing you 100% not-for-profit member-owned goodness with a bilingual staff ready dedicated to financial inclusion and equity. We’re working with our community partners to bring financial empowerment to the underserved and needed capital to small businesses. And we do it all with an unwavering commitment to our members and member businesses. We’re stronger together, and we want you with us.
We Are Low Income
Point West has received its Low-Income Designation (LID) from the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). The designation provides Point West access to additional resources to reach underserved and low-income communities.
We Are CDFI Certified
CDFI (Community Development Financial Institutions ) certification is a reflection of our mission of promoting community development and providing technical support services in conjunction with affordable loans to members and member businesses. CDFI certification allows Point West to better serve low and moderate-income consumers and promote financial inclusion in the Portland metro area. The benefits are numerous, including access to financial grants from the US Treasury’s CDFI Fund, partnership opportunities with community organizations, and the ability to raise funds from foundations, corporations and state and local
governments. We’re proud to be a part of the 800+ certified CDFIs currently in the US.