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.

"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…

"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

"Cade Museum is proud to be partners with FCLF and JPMorgan Chase. Thanks to the NMTC Program, we will provide a transformative asset to our community." – Jennifer Denault, COO

Cade Museum for Creativity & Inventi…

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

JPMorgan Chase Foundation

"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

"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

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

Sister Mary Heyser, RSHM

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

Dignity Health

"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

"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

"Without FCLF's support, we would not have been able to deliver the services our area so desperately needs. We look forward to a lifetime relationship." – Tom Griffin, CEO

The Transition House, Inc.

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

BBVA Compass

"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 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

"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 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 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

"Aida Palms will be a lasting asset to the City of Lakeland. This revitalization wouldn't be possible without financing partners like FCLF." – Mitchell Rosenstein, Principal, Green Mills Group

Aida Palms

Our Partners

Emma Jewel Charter Academy
Nutritious snacks are a part of the healthy focused curriculum at Emma Jewel Charter Academy.
ASPIRA of Florida Aspirantes
ASPIRA of Florida offers education & mentoring with a focus on low-income and Latino students.
RCRI Conference 2012
The RCRI Conference allows FCLF staff to touch base with our religious supporters.
MTZ Carver Construction
FCLF projects create jobs and stimulate development in low-income communities.
FLACDC Conference
FCLF Staff meet and greet friends at an FLACDC event.
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.
FCLF and Rep. Webster
Rep. Daniel Webster visited FCLF staff.
Neighbor Up, Affordable Housing
Neighbor Up, formerly BNDC, offers affordable housing in Brevard County.
duPont Fund and FCLF
The duPont Fund used FCLF and NMTC Financing to revitalize downtown Jacksonville.
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.
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.
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)
DuPuis Pointe Miami
DuPuis Pointe offers affordable, hurricane proof homes in Miami.
FCLF at Florida Housing Conference
FCLF staff are active at statewide conferences and events.
Emma Jewel Academy and FCLF
Emma Jewel Charter Academy offers education for the whole child in Brevard County.
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.
Million Meals 2012
FCLF staff and supporters volunteer at Million Meals event.
Northern Trust Roundtable
FCLF supporter, the Northern Trust Company, hosted a housing roundtable in Sarasota.
FCLF Board and Staff
FCLF Board Members represent our investors, borrowers, and technical experts.
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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.