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    LEADING CAPITAL
    to maximize opportunities across Florida.

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    SUCCESSFUL OUTCOMES through $470 million in financing.

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    SOCIAL IMPACT reaching 584,000 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

SailFuture

SailFuture provides youth in foster care with a home, an education, and opportunity to foster relationships and plan their future.

Sweetwater Organic Community Farm

Sweetwater Organic Community Farms offers access to fresh food along with education in organic farming methods.

Community Partners of South Florida

Community Partners of South Florida will provide affordable single family homes with FCLF financing.

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.

Loan Portfolio Administrator

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Jessica Polk is a member of the loan administration team that is responsible for servicing FCLF's diverse portfolio of community and economic development loan programs. Ms. Polk works with loan officers to prepare loan documents, oversee execution of loan and other documents, administer construction draw disbursements, review covenant compliance issues and maintain loan file documentation. 

Ms. Polk joined FCLF in 2017, with over 12 years of experience in banking with an emphasis on commercial real estate lending, construction loans and asset based lending. She has held various officer positions in banking for over 8 years and has experience with training in loan documentation, LaserPro/LawyerPro loan software and banking operations.

Ms.Polk majored in Finance with a concentration in Real Estate and a minor In Political Science from Louisiana State University.

"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

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

JPMorgan Chase Foundation

"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 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

"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

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

R.E.A.C.H.

"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

"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

"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

"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.

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

BBVA Compass

"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.

"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…

“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

"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

"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

"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…

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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.