Who Borrows from FCLF?

  • Community based nonprofit organizations
  • Mission-focused for-profit entities

What kind of activities does FCLF finance?

  • Affordable Housing
  • Supportive Housing
  • Community Facilities
  • Economic Development Projects
  • Food Access Projects
  • Environmentally Friendly, Green, and Sustainable Projects
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Meet Our Borrowers

Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties

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SCLAD, Spinal Cord Living Assistance

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How Can FCLF Help You?

FCLF provides capital and expertise to help projects succeed and improve low-income communities through its flexible financing programs.

We also offer technical assistance to our borrowers, either through our knowledgeable staff or outside technical experts.

  • Community Development Fund: Commercial loans for affordable housing, supportive housing, the development of community facilities and economic development projects.
  • Food Access Financing: Flexible financing for projects that provide greater access to fresh, healthy foods in low-income, underserved, food insecure communities.
  • New Markets Tax Credit Strategies: Loans for construction or major renovation of real estate in distressed census tracts, with tax credits through Federal NMTC program.
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What Can FCLF Finance?

FCLF offers financing to nonprofit organizations or for-profit entities, for community development projects in Florida’s low- and moderate-income neighborhoods. FCLF financing may be right for these types of projects:

  • Housing: If you are a developer seeking financing and you are building, renovating, or rehabilitating affordable or supportive housing.
  • Community Facilities: If you are a developer seeking financing for new construction or renovation of a community facility that offers social services.
  • Economic Development: If you are a developer seeking financing for a project that stimulates economic development, catalyzes the community, and creates jobs. May include New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) financing.
  • Sustainability: If you are a developer seeking financing for an environmentally sustainable project that stimulates economic development in a low- to moderate-income area.

Our Impact

FCLF financing touches communities throughout Florida with high social impact. See how we have impacted your area.

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Application Process

Is your organization ready to apply for financing through Florida Community Loan Fund? See how, step by step, you can put FCLF’s financing to work in your community.

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"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.

"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

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

JPMorgan Chase Foundation

"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

"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…

"Thanks to FCLF, we are one step closer to providing a permanent housing solution for veterans and others seeking quality housing at an affordable price." – Carrie Davis, Executive Director

Wealth Watchers

"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.

“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 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

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

Sabadell United Bank

"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

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

R.E.A.C.H.

"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.

"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

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

BBVA Compass

"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 made it possible for us to provide many special needs and low-income students with the educational services that they need." – Charlotte Tollefson, Director & Founder

Woodlawn Community Academy

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.