President & Chief Executive Officer Community First Fund and FINANTA
Office: 717-393-2351 | Direct: 717-869-5416 | Email Daniel
Daniel Betancourt has been President and CEO of Community First Fund since 1999 and FINANTA since the two CDFI’s merged in July 2020. He has over 25 years of experience in community economic development lending. Under Dan’s leadership, Community First Fund has grown into a regional Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), attracting multi-million dollar investments and with nearly $200 million under management.
Dan is a member of the Federal Reserve Bank’s Consumer Council. He is also a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s President’s Council, and previously served on its Economic and Community Advisory Council. Dan serves as the Chair of the Pennsylvania Community Development Financial Institution Network and was instrumental in the development of the COVID-19 Relief Pennsylvania Statewide Small Business Assistance program, a $225 million grant program designed to help small businesses that have been economically impacted by COVID-19.
Additionally, Dan currently chairs Partners for the Common Good, a Washington DC based CDFI. He serves on the board of directors for the Expanding Black Business Credit Initiative, Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Impact Services of Philadelphia, AAA Central Penn, and Elizabethtown College. He also serves on the following financial institutions advisory boards: Santander, Wells Fargo and Reinvestment Fund.