Ron Grzywinski

Ron Grzywinski has served on the Craft3 Board of Directors since 1995. He brings expertise in banking, finance and lending for community and economic development and small business.

He was the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of ShoreBank Corporation, the nation's first and largest certified Community Development Finance Institution.  

Ron has been the recipient of the Independent Sector's John W. Gardner Leadership Award, the Medal for Entrepreneurial Excellence from the Yale University School of Management, the President's Founders Award from Loyola University (Chicago) and the Theodore Hesburgh Award for Ethical Business Practices from the University of Notre Dame. He was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Business Degree from Northern Michigan University and was a founding member of the Ashoka Global Academy for Social Entrepreneurship.

He has been the CEO of several banks and serves on the boards of numerous social purpose organizations, including Craft3. He is an Alumnus in Residence at Loyola University.

Craft3 is a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) providing loans that strengthen businesses, families and the environment throughout Oregon and Washington. With capital support from financial, philanthropic and religious institutions and corporations, government agencies and accredited individual investors, Craft3 has invested more than $400 million in Northwest communities since 1994.