President & CEO
Community First Fund and FINANTA
Betancourt is responsible for the overall success of Community First Fund and is focused on advancing the organization’s mission by building and maintaining vital relationships with corporate, government, and philanthropic partners in our targeted communities. Under Betancourt’s leadership, Community First Fund has grown into a regional Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), attracting multimillion-dollar investments and with nearly $200 million under management.
Betancourt has been president and CEO of Community First Fund since 1999 and of FINANTA since the two CDFIs merged in July 2020. He has more than 25 years of experience in small business and community economic development lending.