History

"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence." -Calvin Coolidge
The Moment of Inspiration

October 2012

The idea of findCRA is born over dinner at Pina Fiesta.  The moment of inspiration struck after attending a Federal Reserve seminar where banks and nonprofits shared business cards and phone numbers.  The Co-Founders, Ben Loehle & Brian Waters, realized there had to be a better way to build community partnerships.

January 2013

Community Core LLC is formed by the Co-Founders with a mission to create a new way to build community partnerships through an online network.

The Rest of 2013

The Co-Founders spend time researching the ways banks and nonprofits build relationships and soon discover that no one is offering a full-service online solution for CRA partnerships.

June 2014

findCRA is accepted to the Velocity Indiana Startup
Accelerator program. By the end of the program, findCRA’s partner network has grown to 20 members and 31 listed community projects.

December 2014

findCRA’s first successful connection! findCRA assisted Community Action of Southern Indiana in meeting their requested community need for new computers.  MainSource Bank generous donates 20 computers to support the organization.

March 2015

Work begins on findCRA 2.0, a major redesign of the website, including new functions and features for both banks and nonprofits.  A new logo is created for the company.

May 2015

findCRA becomes an official Kentucky Bankers Association Vendor Solution. With this announcement, we also launch our new Targeted Connection service to banks throughout the state.

September 2015

findCRA is recognized as one of the 2015 Hot Dozen fast-growth companies by Greater Louisville, Inc., the city’s Chamber of Commerce.

October 2015

findCRA closes a deal to partner with Charity Deposits Corporation and their affiliated companies Charity Service Centers and the Center for Social Change.  The partnership helps findCRA expand nationally as CDC has hundreds of bank and nonprofit relationships throughout the United States.

October 2015

findCRA moves into its new offices at 235 South Fifth Street in Louisville.  The historical building is located in the center of the city’s financial district and across from Metro Hall.

November 2015

findCRA targets the Mid-Atlantic as its next key market, focusing on Philadelphia and New Jersey.  Outreach begins to nonprofits and banks serving the communities in these areas.

January 2016

findCRA officially announces its partnership with the Next Step Network. Next Step is focused on expanding access to affordable manufactured housing nationally and had recently launched SmartMH, an innovative new product with Kentucky as the pilot state.

February 2016

findCRA partners with eHome America, a national online homeownership education program offered through 450+ HUD-certified counseling agencies.

April 2016

findCRA begins offering its services in the South Florida market including Miami, West Palm Beach, and Fort Lauderdale.  Over the next few months, service is expanded into Central Florida including Tampa and St. Petersburg.

May 2016


findCRA partners with MoneyIsland, an award-winning financial literacy game that has provided financial literacy education to over 2,500 classrooms and 125,000 kids nationally.

June 2016

findCRA announces a new national partnership with the Financial Counseling Association of America to build relationships between the FCAA’s nonprofit and for-profit member agencies and potential bank supporters throughout the nation.

November 2016

findCRA partners with AAA Scholarship Foundation to promote AAA’s unique tax credit offering to banks.  AAA administers a program that allows corporations to redirect their state tax liability to K-12 scholarship funds for low-income children throughout six states.