The Jessie Ball duPont Fund

The Jessie Ball duPont Fund, Florida's leading national foundation, has supported FCLF since its earliest days through equity investment and operating support. Through a unique partnership with the Archdiocese of Miami, FCLF received an early investment of $500,000 from the duPont Fund as seed capital in its early years. the duPont Fund has recently made a Program  Related Investment (PRI) in FCLF, the proceeds of which will be used to finance affordable housing in Duval County.

FCLF shares the core values of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund. It maintains a peer relationship with its borrowers in an open, direct and efficient manner of communication. As an institution of social conscience, it works daily to empower and invest in low-income communities throughout Florida.

From the duPont Fund website, www.dupontfund.org:

Values. Throughout their work, the trustees and staff of the Fund strive to:
Learn with and from the people they serve.
Respect the wisdom and creativity of the organizations and communities with whom they work.
Engage in thoughtful and disciplined reflection about the decisions they make.
Maintain the highest ethical standards in all that they do.
Act with compassion, work for justice, and champion the rights of all people to share in the wealth and health of our nation.

Core Beliefs. The trustees and staff of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund believe:
A democratic society that works for all people requires the participation of a strong and organized independent sector.
Communities are stronger and healthier when:

  • Public, private and philanthropic resources are invested to build the assets of the individuals, families, and neighborhoods.
  • Citizens, neighborhoods and organizations work together across the boundaries that divide us.
  • They are deliberate about identifying, building and using their philanthropic assets -- the time, talent and money of people.
  • Citizens have both the right and the responsibility to participate fully in public debate about the distribution of resources, opportunities, and assets intended to serve the common good.

Components of Capital

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Cumulative Financing

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"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

"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

"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

"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

"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…

"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

"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

"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 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

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

Metropolitan Ministries

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

BBVA Compass

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

Sabadell United 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

"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

"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

"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

"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 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…

Our Partners

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