CREX Upcoming Events

CREx Mixer: Thursday, October 18th 5:00-7:00 PM

Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC) Garden Room (Basement) 244 S. San Pedro Street Los Angeles, CA 90012

To open the mixer (5PM), bank representatives in attendance will make brief introductory remarks about their bank, including funding priorities, grant seasonal deadlines, and potential opportunities for partnerships in 2019.

Food and beverages provided. Mix, mingle, make new friends!  

The Annual CREx CBO and Banker Mixer will be held immediately following the California Community Economic Development Association (CCEDA) Teaching and Learning Conference. It is free of charge and brings together community economic development (CED) practitioners, funders, policymakers, thought leaders, and advocates from across California for a full day of conversation, education, collaboration, and action. All CREx Mixer invitees may also register and join the CCEDA conference during the day (9AM-5PM) at the same venue.

Attending Both? You must register in two places: Below for the Mixer, and at the CCEDA Eventbrite Site

Register for the Mixer by completing the form below:

This event is presented by the CREx Steering Committee with support from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

Special Thanks to CCEDA for the 2018 CREx Mixer collaboration.


CREx is a volunteer working collaborative of banks and nonprofit community-based organizations that meets throughout the year to exchange ideas and information on CRA related community development investment, lending and service opportunities. Specifically, CREx members hold preliminary conversations on the feasibility of funding local nonprofit programs or projects designed to benefit low- and moderate-income communities.

About our Events:

On an annual basis we seek to bring together the nonprofit and banking communities through CREX rapid pitch sessions where bankers and nonprofits meet quite informally to discuss the feasibility of projects or programs. Demand for the sessions runs high and we always have a full house!

In between the sessions the group hosts an annual reception preceded by a CRA training for nonprofits to introduce bankers and nonprofits to one another. Typically, we include a training on the CRA regulation in advance of the mixer.

A CREX Pitch session is where nonprofits present project ideas to bankers for financing or investments under the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA).  For more than three years, these two sectors have actively engaged on ideas for grants, loans and community service activities. A by-product has been the fostering of many business relationships leading to new funding opportunities and a better understanding of the CRA and Community Development.