Aeris Rating System

FLORIDA COMMUNITY LOAN FUND
AERIS RATING: star blackstar blackstar black AA Policy Plus

AERIS Rated 3 stars AA policy plusClick here to view our Aeris Rating Certificate and explanations of the ratings, which shows our Rating of 3 Star AA Policy Plus as of June 30, 2017.

Florida Community Loan Fund has maintained a rating of  star bluestar bluestar blue AA Policy Plus in our most recent Aeris assessment and review.

  • Impact: 3 Stars star bluestar bluestar blue . FCLF has clear alignment of mission, strategies, activites, and data that guide our programs and planning.
  • Financial: AA. FCLF has very strong financial strength, performance, and risk management practices relative to our size, complexity, and risk profile.
  • Policy Plus: is a rating of FCLF's Financial Strength confirming solid financial strength, performance, and risk management practices

FCLF was one of the first groups to receive an Aeris rating back in 2004, and we were an early adopter of Aeris' new annual rating process that was launched in 2016. The rating reflects our commitment to providing reliable, flexible funding to socially responsible community developers in support of affordable housing and essential community services.

Aeris is an information service for community investors who are committed to strengthening economic resilience in underserved markets. This comprehensive, 3rd party assessment of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) underscores FCLF's solid social impact performance and financial strength. The assessment is based on 5 years of historical performance, and the in-depth, on-site examination of our organization included: 

  • a comprehensive analysis of financial and programmatic information
  • an extensive review of loan files and risk management systems
  • in-depth interviews with management and board members

Aeris provides these ratings as well as other data to their subscribers. More information on Aeris and the CDFI Rating System is available at www.aerisinsight.com. Subscribers may access the full report on FCLF and other rated CDFIs through the Aeris website.

"BankUnited understands the challenges facing our communities; we applaud FCLF's efforts. Thank you for making our community a better place to live." – Katrina Wright, VP Comm. Dev.

BankUnited

"FCLF was instrumental in making this important project a reality, bringing us one step closer to ending chronic homelessness in Miami-Dade County." – Dr. Paul A. Ahr, President & CEO

Camillus House

"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

"Without the FCLF initial loan to purchase land, we might not have been able to move forward with farmworker housing." – Peter Routsis-Arroyo, CEO, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice

Casa San Juan Bosco

"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

"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

“We cannot thank FCLF enough for this partnership, creating permanent housing for our neighbors in need, and their commitment to Florida communities.” – Shannon Nazworth, President & CEO

Ability Housing

"Thank you to our friends at FCLF. Your staff has been patient and helpful. We'll make you proud!" – Bill Lazar, Executive Director

St. Johns Housing Partnership

"We appreciate how the work of FCLF primarily benefits low- to moderate-income individuals and areas and supports the needs of our community." – Maria J. Thompson, Community Development Manager

Third Federal Savings

"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

"FCLF made it possible for us to provide many special needs and low-income students with the educational services that they need." – Charlotte Tollefson, Director & Founder

Woodlawn Community Academy

"We commend the important work of your organization, are glad to support its efforts." – Beverly Dabney

JPMorgan Chase Foundation

"Thanks to FCLF, we are one step closer to providing a permanent housing solution for veterans and others seeking quality housing at an affordable price." – Carrie Davis, Executive Director

Wealth Watchers

"FCLF understood our context, embraced the project vision, and were willing to make an investment that others deemed as too risky." – Lynn Brockwell-Carey, Executive Director

Brevard Neighborhood Development Coaliti…

"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 look forward to continuing our successful relationship with FCLF and working together to meet the needs of our communities." – Nancy Merolla, VP/CRA Officer

Florida Community Bank

"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 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.

"We appreciate the accomplishments your organization attains." - Robert Sucher, Executive VP

Sabadell United Bank

“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

Our Partners

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