Investor FAQ

Is my investment in the Florida Community Loan Fund tax deductible? Both equity investments and contributions to FCLF’s general operations are tax-deductible. Debt capital investment or equity-equivalent investments are not. Financial institutions, however, can receive CRA investment and/or service test credit for either equity, equity-equivalent or debt capital investments. Contributions to FCLF’s general operations are tax deductible up to the limit of the law.

When will FCLF pay me interest on my investment? The Florida Community Loan Fund pays interest annually on June 30 of each year.

How can I be sure my investment is safe? The Florida Community Loan Fund adheres to underwriting and lending policies that ensure financial safety and soundness. To protect FCLF and its investors, it maintains a healthy loan loss reserve and through prudent growth of capital it ensures a safe capital position for investors. Historical loan loss experience is a good indicator of the quality of FCLF’s risk. Since inception in 1996 the organization has maintained an extremely low rate of loan losses. Please check with us for our current historical profile.

The Florida Community Loan Fund maintains active registration as a charitable organization in the State of Florida, and is a qualified nonprofit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code. FCLF annual financial audits are available to the public and on its website.

Who else supports FCLF? Nearly all of Florida's leading banks, state and national foundations, many religious organizations and communities, and all seven of the Catholic Dioceses of Florida. Even Jimmy Buffet's Singing for Change Foundation is an FCLF supporter.

Can I get my investment back? Yes, upon maturity. All debt investments (essentially loans to FCLF) carry a specific term that is typically 3 to 10 years. FCLF will notify you by letter prior to the maturity date with options to redeem your investment or renew the investment for an additional term.

For more information on making an investment in FCLF, visit our Downloads and Resources page and see our Investor Resources.

"FCLF shows a clear strategy and demonstrated evidence of addressing prevalent community needs." – J. Reymundo Ocañas, Director, Corp Responsibility

BBVA Compass

"We consider FCLF a valued partner and strong advocates for low-income communities and families. We look forward to many more years of working together." – Jennifer Westerbeck, Vice President

US Bancorp CDC

"We are delighted to partner with you to serve those most in need in our communities." – Eileen S. Coogan, President & CEO

Allegany Franciscan Ministries

"FCLF demonstrates a mission-oriented philosophy that is compatible and supportive, broadens our platform and deepens our portfolio of products and services." – Kent Adcock, CEO

Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter

"It is really working. FCLF is really touching low-income people." – Florida Community Loan Fund Founding Board Member

Sister Mary Heyser, RSHM

"I appreciate FCLF for lending in rural areas, where many other lenders are exiting. From the first moment we spoke with FCLF staff, we felt we had a partner." – Jamie Kerr, President, AMCS Dev.

Griffin Heights

"FCLF has proven its community impact and hard work. We are proud to partner with FCLF." – Leslie Watson, Analyst, Community Investments

Dignity Health

"FCLF is a difference maker! Their team provides solutions to bring about real change in a community." – Tim Marks, President & CEO

Metropolitan Ministries

“The partnership with FCLF is very exciting for us – an essential component in providing greater access to fresh healthy food in downtown New Port Richey.” – Jeff Wright, Owner

Wright's Natural Market

"FCLF has a keen knowledge of Florida challenges & opportunities. We are confident our investment will be used to improve lives." – Kathleen Rizzo Young, Sr. VP, Community Development

HSBC Bank USA, N.A.

"We couldn’t have pulled this project together without FCLF as partners. This is the start of great work in Jacksonville’s historic Springfield district." – Kevin Gay, Exec. Director

Operation New Hope

"FCLF understands and is a part of what we are doing: helping families have the American dream of owning a home." – Isaac Simhon, Executive Director

Housing Programs, Inc.

"Trinity Health is happy to partner with FCLF. We look forward to seeing the impact in the communities you serve." – Sr. Kathleen Coll, SSJ, Administrator, Shareholder Advocacy

Trinity Health

"I recommend FCLF for attracting investment to the Florida Preservation Fund... I believe that says something about investor comfort." – Nancy Muller, Policy Director

Florida Housing Finance Corp.

"FCLF staff shares our vision and commitment to serve needy families and provide a high quality education to all children." – Thomas Cole, Founder

Emma Jewel Charter Academy

"We couldn't achieve our mission of creating strong neighborhoods without FCLF's help. Their staff is always friendly, quick to respond, and efficient." – Bonnye Deese, Executive Director

BAND

"Our partnership with FCLF will allow us to build an attractive, state of the art facility that patients, staff, and community will be proud of." – Bakari Burns, President-CEO

Orange Blossom Family Health

"The Fathers Table Foundation appreciates the services FCLF provides and the impact on the communities you serve. We believe in your organization and your mission." – Dan Gilardi, President

Fathers Table Foundation

"We're thrilled to partner with FCLF to make our project a reality to serve generations of kids in our community." – Dawn Stanhope, President & CEO

Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County

"FCLF plays a significant role in sustaining vibrant and thriving communities. We are pleased to support your ongoing community based efforts." – Ernie Diaz, South Florida Market President

TD Charitable Foundation

Our Partners

ASPIRA of Florida Aspirantes
ASPIRA of Florida offers education & mentoring with a focus on low-income and Latino students.
FLACDC Conference
FCLF Staff meet and greet friends at an FLACDC event.
FCLF and Florida Housing Coalition
FCLF representatives are ready to talk about your project success.
Emma Jewel Academy and FCLF
Emma Jewel Charter Academy offers education for the whole child in Brevard County.
TD Charitable Foundation, TD Bank
TD Charitable Foundation and TD Bank have supported FCLF's mission since 2006.
ASPIRA of Florida and FCLF
FCLF CEO and one of our supporters visit the ASPIRA Arts Deco school.
duPont Fund and FCLF
The duPont Fund used FCLF and NMTC Financing to revitalize downtown Jacksonville.
RCRI Conference 2012
The RCRI Conference allows FCLF staff to touch base with our religious supporters.
Metro Min Grand Opening
FCLF staff with local supporters at Metropolitan Ministries Tampa.
DuPuis Pointe Miami
DuPuis Pointe offers affordable, hurricane proof homes in Miami.
MTZ Carver Construction
FCLF projects create jobs and stimulate development in low-income communities.
FCLF and Rep. Webster
Rep. Daniel Webster visited FCLF staff.
FCLF Board and Staff
FCLF Board Members represent our investors, borrowers, and technical experts.
KIPP Jacksonville
Rep. Ander Crenshaw visited KIPP Jacksonville School
Casa San Juan Bosco and FCLF
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, financed the land for farmworker rental housing with FCLF.
Haley Park Construction
FCLF projects create jobs and stimulate development in low-income communities.
Million Meals 2012
FCLF staff and supporters volunteer at Million Meals event.
BNDC Greater Heights
Greater Heights offers new, safe, affordable rental homes in what was formerly a high crime area.
Neighbor Up and FCLF
FCLF Chief Lending Officer visits with the Executive Director of Neighbor Up (formerly BNDC)
Northern Trust Roundtable
FCLF supporter, the Northern Trust Company, hosted a housing roundtable in Sarasota.
Emma Jewel Charter Academy
Nutritious snacks are a part of the healthy focused curriculum at Emma Jewel Charter Academy.
Neighbor Up, Affordable Housing
Neighbor Up, formerly BNDC, offers affordable housing in Brevard County.
FCLF at Florida Housing Conference
FCLF staff are active at statewide conferences and events.
Casa San Juan Bosco and FCLF
New rental homes are available for farmworker families at Casa San Juan Bosco.
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Our Vision Opportunity and dignity exist for every person and community in Florida.
Our Mission Our expertise and capital make projects successful and help organizations improve lives and communities.