Mary Houghton

Mary Houghton has been a Director for Craft3 since 1995. She is also member of the Organization Development and Compensation Committee. She brings expertise in finance, banking, lending, management,  and economic and community development to the board and committee. 

Mary Houghton was a Cofounder in 1973 of ShoreBank Corporation, a regulated commercial bank holding company organized for purposes of community development and, later, environmental protection.   

She is a director of several regulated financial institutions: Basix or Bhartiya Samruddhi Investments and Consulting Services (BASICS Ltd.) and Bhartiya Samruddhi Finance Limited (BSFL) in Hyderabad, India and Citizens Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Vancity Credit Union in Vancouver, British Columbia. She is also a director of several non‐profit organizations focusing on asset accumulation by low-income households internationally: Womens World Banking, Calvert Foundation and the Grassroots Business Fund. A graduate of the School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University, she was a Visiting Scholar there in 2011.

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.