Become a member

NCRC and its grassroots member organizations create opportunities for people to build wealth. We work with community leaders, policymakers and financial institutions to champion fairness in banking, housing and business.

NCRC’s members work to promote fair and equal access to credit, capital and banking services for all communities and populations, nationwide. NCRC supports and empowers its members to be effective leaders and representatives in their own communities and engages them in support of national legislative initiatives.

To become a member or renew your membership, complete the member application.

Since its founding in 1990, NCRC has built a membership of more than 600 organizations nationwide. These organizations represent community development corporations, civil rights groups, local and state government agencies, and religious institutions. They range from large national nonprofit organizations to concerned individuals, but most are local nonprofit groups based in communities of color and lower income neighborhoods. These groups offer a variety of programs, including small business micro-lending, housing development, community organizing, rural land loss and more.

Together with hundreds of other groups nationwide, NCRC leads a grassroots constituency that incorporates racial, ethnic, age, and economic and geographical diversity. While NCRC’s efforts have been concentrated on protecting traditionally underserved communities and those targeted by unscrupulous lenders and banking institutions, the larger issues of fairness and access are of widespread concern and increasing relevance.

NCRC offers its membership a host of important benefits, including accurate and up to date information on national policy opportunities and potential setbacks to community reinvestment; opportunities to connect to other organizations engaged in bringing capital back to their neighborhoods; well-researched and informative publications; access to the NCRC listserv (which provides up to date information about financial institutions and their effects on low- and moderate-income communities); NCRC Media Center for news and commentary on a range of community reinvestment issues; messaging and branding workshops, and tools and talking points designed to strengthen outreach to communities and policymakers and empower members to be effective advocates for change.

With membership in NCRC, you can enhance your organization’s impact on critical issues facing your community, and gain access to key resources.

Many communities do not receive support from banks and other financial institutions in their areas. The collective voice of NCRC’s members brings attention and support to an increasing number of them. We invite your organization to join us now to help your community grow, to protect consumers in your area from predatory lenders and to gain from the many benefits of our membership.

Benefits of NCRC membership include direct access to NCRC staff for technical assistance; informative publications, a subscription to Shelterforce magazine, and high-impact reports, research and expert data analysis on lending trends and related community reinvestment topics. Members can participate in NCRC National Training Academy classes FREE and gain first-hand knowledge from recognized experts on current topics. Members also receive discounts on registration for NCRC’s regional and national conferences.

Become a part of this powerful and growing coalition. Our members are our strength and enable us to make real and lasting change that benefits America’s homeowners and communities.
Complete the membership application form in the packet and send with your payment. If you have questions, contact us for assistance.

To become a member or renew your membership, complete the member application.