Kinfe Argaw portrait

Kinfe Argaw

Credit manager, Community Reinvestment Fund USA


Since joining Minneapolis-based CRF three years ago, Kinfe Argaw has boosted the organization’s small-business lending impact by deploying more capital to BIPOC-owned enterprises; he has approved more than 180 loans totaling more than $95 million in lending, which has helped save more than 5,000 jobs. During the pandemic, he also has helped BIPOC-owned businesses access the federal Paycheck Protection Program.

Outside of CRF, Argaw works with the nonprofit African Economic Development Solutions to provide coaching and mentorship to BIPOC-owned small businesses in Minnesota.