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:

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  Ignacio Esteban
  Chief Executive Officer
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Nelson Black, Chief Lending Officer
  Nelson Black
  Chief Lending Officer
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  Tammy Thomas
  Chief Financial Officer
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Team Members:

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  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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Jones M
  Michael Jones
  Community Development Loan Officer
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Kisling A
  Angela Kisling
  Loan Portfolio Administrator
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  Willa Maddox
  Grants Coordinator
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  Anna Upchurch Pernell
  Community Development Loan Officer
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Polk J
  Jessica Polk
  Loan Portfolio Administrator
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Rainey J
  Jennifer Rainey
  Loan Portfolio Manager
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Ramtahal N
  Narine Ramtahal
  Loan Portfolio Administrator
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  Dwayne Rankin
  Community Development Loan Officer
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Riley S
  Shanté Riley
  Executive Assistant & Office Manager
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Rollason R
  Rich Rollason
  Development Officer
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  Randall Simmons
  Controller
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Suzanne S
  Sylvie Suzanne
  Loan Portfolio Administrator
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  Christian Thompson
  Loan Portfolio Administrator
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Walker J
  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'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

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

Metropolitan Ministries

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

Sabadell United Bank

"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

“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

“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

"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 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 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

“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

"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

"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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"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

“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 will help us have significant ongoing impact in West Lakes as we help families set roots in this community.” – Camille Reynolds, Executive Director

Hannibal Square CLT

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

Sister Mary Heyser, RSHM

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

Dignity Health

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

BBVA Compass

"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

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

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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.