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    LEADING CAPITAL
    to maximize opportunities across Florida.

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    SUCCESSFUL OUTCOMES through $407 million in financing.

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    SOCIAL IMPACT reaching 492,000 Floridians every year.

Through Capital and Expertise, We Drive Positive Economic and Social Change.


For the health and safety of our staff and partners during the COVID-19 or coronavirus pandemic, all FCLF Staff Members are working remotely. For contact information, please see our Staff Directory.


2019 Annual Report: Committed to Florida’s Communities

2019-2024 Strategy: Maximizing Opportunities for People and Places Outside the Economic Mainstream.

Success Stories from FCLF Partners

Overtown Youth Center

Overtown Youth Center is building a new facility with NMTC financing through FCLF.

Fort Lauderdale CDC

Fort Lauderdale CDC improves and sustains the Sistrunk community by offering affordable housing.

Community Health Centers of Pinellas

With NMTC financing, Community Health Centers of Pinellas will renovate 2 and build 2 new healthcare locations across Pinellas County.

Borrowing from FCLF

Borrower Showcase 2018
Learn more about putting our expertise and capital to work to help your project succeed.

Investing in FCLF

Yellow home 2018
Learn more about investing in Florida's communities, with high impact results from economic development.

Chief Executive Officer

Esteban I 2015 Oct 70wIgnacio Esteban is Chief Executive Officer of the Florida Community Loan Fund, a statewide nonprofit community development financial institution providing capital and expertise to help community development projects succeed throughout Florida. Mr. Esteban joined the organization in 1997 and has led the organization since 2000; during that time FCLF has increased its financing from $2.3 million to $278 million including NMTC financing. Mr. Esteban develops and executes strategic direction and oversees the lending, finance, government relations, marketing, and development functions of the organization. Esteban has 24 years of experience at the local, state and national level in the field of community development finance. Formerly, he worked at the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions (New York) and at Community Trust Federal Credit Union (Apopka, FL) ‒ a community development credit union serving farmworkers. During his tenure as Board Chair for the Opportunity Finance Network, the organization grew significantly and gained relevance at a national level. He led the OFN board through a strategic planning process that culminated in a 15-year strategic plan. Currently, he is a member of its NMTC Advisory Committee. Additionally, Esteban serves on the JP Morgan Chase Community Advisory Board, TD Bank’s NMTC Advisory Board and Banco Popular’s NMTC Advisory Board. He is a former board member of Partners for the Common Good and the CDFI Coalition. A native of Puerto Rico, Mr. Esteban earned a degree in Finance and Business Administration from the University of Central Florida, and an MBA from the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College where he was the 2005 recipient of the Martin L. Bell Scholarship.

"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

"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

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

Dignity Health

"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

"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

“FCLF addresses local community needs, which aligns with our core values. We appreciate your commitment to our communities.” – Mellissa Slover-Athey, Comm Reinv Ofcr

CenterState Bank

"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

"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.

“Thanks to FCLF adults with disabilities are living independently, fully included in their community." – Sheryl Soukup, Exec Dir

Residential Options of Florida

"Our relationship with FCLF provides the capital to achieve long-lasting impact." – Terri Murray, Exec Dir

Neighborhood Renaissance

"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

“Thanks to FCLF we’re able to provide brand-new safe, affordable homes for 90 families in a sustainable mixed-use, mixed-income community." – Mitchell Rosenstein, Founder & Principal

Green Mills Group

"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.

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

BBVA Compass

“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

"When nobody else would take a chance on us, FCLF did. Woodlawn is thriving today and we will always be grateful for your part in that.." – PeterTollefson, Dean of Students

Woodlawn Community Academy

"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

"Our partnership with FCLF helps the American Dream of homeownership come true." – Michael Roberts, Exec Dir

R.E.A.C.H.

"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 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.

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Core Purpose FCLF exists to maximize opportunities for people and places outside of the economic mainstream.
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.