Celebrating 50 Years, Together

Providing 50 Years of Capital Needed to Keep Power Flowing

In celebration of CFC’s 50th anniversary, we proudly offer this interactive look at rural electrification in the United States, with an emphasis on CFC’s role in providing our member cooperatives and rural utility systems with adequate capital to build distribution lines, transmission facilities and power plants that serve consumers across nearly 60 percent of the nation. We chronicle this history from NRECA’s creation of the Long-Range Study Committee in 1967 to present day.

The CFC Historical Timeline

Our Past

"CFC right now is our best hope to bring urgently needed capital into our electric program."

—REA Administrator Dave Hamil in 1969

CFC Today

Nearly $27 Billion in Total Assets

Continuing to provide capital and industry-leading financial products to America's 900-plus not-for-profit, consumer-controlled electric cooperatives and rural utility systems.


Celebrate with Us at Our Upcoming Event


November 11–13
Huntington Beach, CA

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Looking Ahead

“CFC is not only in the best financial shape in its history, we are well positioned to meet your future credit needs in every type of market or economic condition. ”

— Sheldon C. Petersen, 2018