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.

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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Black N 2016.18
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:

Baldwin K 2014.18
Kelly Baldwin
Loan Portfolio Analyst
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Bailey C 2014.18
Carelle Bailey
Finance Associate
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deGuehery J 2018 12
Janet de Guehery
Communications & Marketing Manager
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Gardner N 2014.18
Nanci Gardner
Loan Portfolio Administrator
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Holtrey S 2013.18
Susan Holtrey
Loan Portfolio Manager
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Angela Luce
Loan Portfolio Administrator
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Maddox W 2016.18
Willa Maddox
Grants Coordinator
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Polk J 2017.18
Jessica Polk
Loan Portfolio Administrator
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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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Spataro G 2018
Geoff Spataro
Executive Assistant
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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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"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 are delighted to partner with you to serve those most in need in our communities." – Eileen S. Coogan, President & CEO

Allegany Franciscan Ministries

"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 couldn't achieve our mission of creating strong neighborhoods without FCLF's help. Their staff is always friendly, quick to respond, and efficient." – Bonnye Deese, Executive Director

BAND

"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

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

Sister Mary Heyser, RSHM

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

BBVA Compass

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

Dignity Health

"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

"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

“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

"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

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

Sabadell United Bank

"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

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“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

"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.

"Our partnership with FCLF allows 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

"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

“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

FCLF Videos

View video testimonials from FCLF partners.
  • Florida Community Loan Fund and Orange Blossom Family Health, Bringing Healthcare to FL Communities
  • Florida Community Loan Fund and R.E.A.C.H. Strengthening Communities in South Florida
  • Florida Community Loan Fund helped Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County with New Markets Tax Credits
  • FCLF and Operation New Hope, Restoring Jacksonville’s Springfield Community
  • FCLF and SW Florida Collaboratory, Bringing Stability to a Fort Myers Neighborhood
  • FCLF and CDC of Tampa, Stability in East Tampa Neighborhoods
  • FCLF and The Transition House: Building Blocks for U.S. Veterans
  • FCLF and Wendover Housing: Building Blocks for An Aging Population
  • FCLF and CFHC: Building Blocks for Low Income Healthcare
  • FCLF, Reflecting on the Past, Shaping the Future
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.