FCLF Announces the Request for Proposal for Banking Services

21 March 2020

Update: 21 April 2020. The current worldwide pandemic has caused unprecedented disruption to daily life. Although we had previously extended the RFP process to April 30th, the escalation of the pandemic’s detrimental effect to our communities has forced us to reevaluate that decision.

At this time, Florida Community Loan Fund (FCLF) is suspending the RFP process so that our resources can be focused on protecting the community development ecosystem in the state of Florida and ensuring that our borrowers continue to provide essential services to the low-income clients they serve.

We look forward to the return of a more comfortable routine for business. At that time, the relaunch of the RFP program will be announced on the FCLF website.


Florida Community Loan Fund (FCLF) is pleased to announce the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Banking Services. This RFP was made available February 11, 2020, with a deadline for submissions of 5:00PM EDT, Thursday, April 30, 2020.

Questions concerning this RFP must be submitted in writing by 5:00PM EST, Friday, March 6, 2020. Answers to questions will be sent to potential vendors who have requested to be included in this distribution and have supplied their contact information.

Return questions and/or RFP responses to:
FCLF Proposal Administrator
Attn: Jeannine Rohrbach
444 W. New England Avenue, Suite 202
Winter Park, FL 32789
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Documents available for review and download:

Please note the following important dates:

  • April 30, 2020: Deadline for submittal of proposals, 5:00pm EDT
  • May 1-31, 2020: Proposals will be reviewed; bidders may receive questions
  • June 5, 2020: Deadline to provide responses to questions, 5:00pm EDT
  • July 31, 2020: Notifcation to all proposers on final selection

FCLF provides capital and expertise for borrowers around the state.About Florida Community Loan Fund. Florida Community Loan Fund is a nonprofit, multifaceted financing entity with a 20+ year history of providing flexible capital and expertise to people and places outside the economic mainstream across Florida. Since it began lending in 1996, FCLF has originated more than $449 million in flexible financing to projects throughout Florida and has leveraged additional loans and grants from various public and private sources for projects totaling $1.19 billion in costs. FCLF has a broad range of investors including most major financial institutions operating in Florida, individuals, religious investors, national foundations and trade associations. FCLF is nationally recognized for its work as a certified CDFI and CDE through the U.S. Dept. of Treasury and as a member of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta. www.fclf.org.

"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 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

"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

“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

"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

"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

"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 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

"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.

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

Neighborhood Renaissance

"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.

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

JPMorgan Chase Foundation

"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

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

Residential Options of Florida

"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

"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…

“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

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

R.E.A.C.H.

"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 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

Our Partners

FCLF and Rep. Webster
Rep. Daniel Webster visited FCLF staff.
Northern Trust Roundtable
FCLF supporter, the Northern Trust Company, hosted a housing roundtable in Sarasota.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee
FCLF staff and US Legislative staff at an event honoring Youth of the Year.
TD Charitable Foundation, TD Bank
TD Charitable Foundation and TD Bank have supported FCLF's mission since 2006.
Emma Jewel Charter Academy
Nutritious snacks are a part of the healthy focused curriculum at Emma Jewel Charter Academy.
FLACDC Conference
FCLF Staff meet and greet friends at an FLACDC event.
FCLF at Florida Housing Conference
FCLF staff are active at statewide conferences and events.
Metro Min Grand Opening
FCLF staff with local supporters at Metropolitan Ministries Tampa.
Haley Park Construction
FCLF projects create jobs and stimulate development in low-income communities.
Neighbor Up and FCLF
FCLF Chief Lending Officer visits with the Executive Director of Neighbor Up (formerly BNDC)
DuPuis Pointe Miami
DuPuis Pointe offers affordable, hurricane proof homes in Miami.
Million Meals 2012
FCLF staff and supporters volunteer at Million Meals event.
ASPIRA of Florida and FCLF
FCLF CEO and one of our supporters visit the ASPIRA Arts Deco school.
Valley Bank
Support from Valley Bank helps FCLF build strong communities.
Greater Heights Resident
FCLF Financing to Neighbor Up Brevard helps provide affordable rental housing.
FCLF at Florida Housing Conference
FCLF Staff are on hand at conferences and events to discuss our programs.
MTZ Carver Construction
FCLF projects create jobs and stimulate development in low-income communities.
Armature Works
FCLF and the NMTC Program renovated a historic building into a small business incubaor.
ASPIRA of Florida Aspirantes
ASPIRA of Florida offers education & mentoring with a focus on low-income and Latino students.
RCRI Conference 2012
The RCRI Conference allows FCLF staff to touch base with our religious supporters.
Mathis Place Resident
Residents at Neighborhood Renaissance's Mathis Place enjoy affordable rent.
Casa San Juan Bosco and FCLF
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, financed the land for farmworker rental housing with FCLF.
Neighbor Up, Affordable Housing
Neighbor Up, formerly BNDC, offers affordable housing in Brevard County.
duPont Fund and FCLF
The duPont Fund used FCLF and NMTC Financing to revitalize downtown Jacksonville.
Casa San Juan Bosco and FCLF
New rental homes are available for farmworker families at Casa San Juan Bosco.
Housing Programs, Inc.
FCLF financing to Housing Programs, Inc. helps provide affordable homes for ownership.
FCLF Board and Staff
FCLF Board Members represent our investors, borrowers, and technical experts.
KIPP Jacksonville
Rep. Ander Crenshaw visited KIPP Jacksonville School
FCLF and Florida Housing Coalition
FCLF representatives are ready to talk about your project success.
Emma Jewel Academy and FCLF
Emma Jewel Charter Academy offers education for the whole child in Brevard County.
BNDC Greater Heights
Greater Heights offers new, safe, affordable rental homes in what was formerly a high crime area.
Axiom Bank
Support from Axiom Bank helps FCLF build strong communities.
TD Bank Charitable Foundation
Support from TD Bank Charitable Foundation helps FCLF build strong communities.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee
FCLF and NMTC are creating a new facility for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County
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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.