Our 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.

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About FCLF

Florida Community Loan Fund (FCLF) is a statewide Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). Established in 1994 as a 501(c)(3), we are a mission-based nonprofit organization dedicated to improving low-income communities throughout Florida by delivering flexible financing and staff expertise.

Our lending provides various types of financing to meet the needs of nonprofit organizations and mission-based for-profit organizations that develop affordable housing, supportive housing, community facilities, and economic development projects. This financing can include loans for new construction, preservation, rehab, acquisition, lines of credit, and/or longer term permanent financing.

Our financing is made possible by FCLF's strong track record of performance and partnership with investors. These investors include foundations, religious organizations, financial institutions, government entities, trade associations, corporations and individuals – all of which support FCLF's mission in various ways. Their support includes permanent capital contributions, debt capital investments, equity equivalent investments, and general operating support contributions.

We invite you to learn more about the Florida Community Loan Fund by exploring our website and joining our email list, and to contact us if you have additional questions.
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Our History

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FCLF was founded in 1994 to provide a statewide source of flexible financing and help build strong communities.

Our Impact

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All FCLF-financed projects have a direct social impact on the low-income communities we serve.

Downloads and Resources

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Need additional information? Here are PDF documents and links to affiliated organizations.

Our Staff

Executive Team:

Esteban Ig 2015.18
Ignacio Esteban
Chief Executive Officer
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Nelson Black, Chief Lending Officer
Nelson Black
Chief Lending Officer
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Thomas T 2017.18
Tammy Thomas
Chief Financial Officer
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Beaton J 2016
Joy Beaton
Director of Government Relations
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Team Members:

Bailey C 2014.18
Carelle Bailey
Finance Associate
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Janet de Guehery, FCLF Comms-Marketing Manager
Janet de Guehery
Communications & Marketing Manager
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Mike Jones
Michael Jones
Community Development Loan Officer
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Luce A 2019
Angela Kisling
Loan Portfolio Administrator
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Maddox W 2016.18
Willa Maddox
Grants Coordinator
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Anna Upchurch Pernell
Anna Upchurch Pernell
Community Development Loan Officer
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Polk J 2017.18
Jessica Polk
Loan Portfolio Administrator
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FCLF Staff, Jennifer Rainey
Jennifer Rainey
Loan Portfolio Manager
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Narine Ramtahal, Loan Portfolio Administrator
Narine Ramtahal
Loan Portfolio Administrator
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Dwayne Rankin
Dwayne Rankin
Community Development Loan Officer
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Rollason R 2015.18
Rich Rollason
Development Officer
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Ross C 2012.18
Cindy Ross
Community Development Loan Officer
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Simmons R 2015.18
Randall Simmons
Controller
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Sylvie Suzanne, Loan Portfolio Administrator
Sylvie Suzanne
Loan Portfolio Administrator
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Thompson C 2015.18
Christian Thompson
Loan Portfolio Administrator
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Walker J 2018
Jim Walker
Community Development Loan Officer
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FCLF Board and Committees

Meet the Florida Community Loan Fund Board and Standing Committee members. These volunteers come to FCLF from all over the state and represent FCLF Investors, Borrowers, and Technical Experts.

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

Sister Mary Heyser, RSHM

"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 is much more than a financing entity; they are the ultimate partner. They are on the front line protecting and building resources for the most vulnerable in our community."– Seth Eisenberg

Purpose Built Families Foundation

“Our partnership with FCLF makes an enormous difference in overcoming the challenge of providing affordable housing." – Jo Ann Nesbitt, President/CEO

St. Jude Great Commission CDC

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

Dignity Health

"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

"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

“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 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

“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

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

Neighborhood Renaissance

“Thank you so very much for the exceptional services. We truly value FCLF’s contributions to furthering our mission." – Michael L. Bean, CEO

Housing Authority of Brevard County

“FCLF provides stability for families, strengthens the region, and helps Truist fulfill our purpose to inspire and build better lives and communities." – Sandy Hostetter, Central Florida Region P

Truist

"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.

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

Metropolitan Ministries

"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

Neighbor Up Brevard

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

Sabadell United Bank

“The collaboration with FCLF and using NMTC financing allows us to bring the most ambitious projects to life to benefit the communities we serve.” – Elodie Dorso, President & CEO

Community Health Centers of Pinellas

"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

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.