Nate Shaffran

Nate Shaffran serves as co-Director of Lending for Community Vision, a non-profit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), where his team finances community-serving nonprofits, inclusive small businesses, and affordable housing development. He joined Community Vision with over 15 years’ experience in development lending and social enterprise, with a focus on food and agriculture. He previously worked for a decade with the social impact lender Root Capital, launching the organization’s African operations and building a portfolio of over $30M and a staff of 30+ African professionals. A native of Richmond, CA, Nate holds an MS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, and BAs in Economics and Political Science from Swarthmore College.