President & Chief Executive Officer
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 small business and 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.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dan was heavily involved in the development of several regional and statewide forgivable loan and grant programs to support Pennsylvania’s struggling small business communities. Dan serves as the Chair of the PA CDFI Network (a coalition of the 17 PA-based CDFIs) 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 serves on the board of directors for the Expanding Black Business Credit Initiative, Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Partners for the Common Good, Santander Community Advisory Board, AAA Central Penn and Elizabethtown College Board of Trustees. He also serves on the New Market Tax Credit Advisory Board for the Reinvestment Fund and the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Economic and Community Advisory Council.