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About Us

Village Financial Cooperative is Community Development Financial Institution with a mission to pave a way towards prosperity for all people. We're an emerging Black-led Credit Union based on the Northside of Minneapolis sparking a financial renaissance within the local Black community and beyond. Our members believe in reversing the racial disparities of our state and come from all backgrounds and walks of life including anyone who lives, works, worships or goes to school in Hennepin or Ramsey County.


Me’Lea Connelly

Director of Development
Email: melea@villagefinancial.org
Ask Me About: Our story & vision, investing in Village Financial, and partnerships.


Shiranthi Goonathilaka

Director of Engagement & Experience
Email: shiranthi@villagefinancial.org
Ask Me About: Project updates, events, and ways to engage!


Joe Riemann

Director of Finance and Innovation
Email: joe@villagefinancial.org
Ask Me About: Finance and operations, Village Loan Funds, Co-Op Nerdery.