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The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Developmental Loan Program helps combat the root causes of poverty, social injustice, and the exclusion from credit markets of people living in poverty. The program provides low-interest loans to underserved communities seeking self-sufficiency as they work to develop affordable housing, community-controlled businesses, micro-enterprise, and community economic systems.  ELCA has partnered with the Florida Community Loan Fund by making an investment in FCLF in 2009. The funds invested will become a part of our community development loan pool and help finance community development for low-income and underserved populations throughout Florida.

 Loan projects must meet the following criteria:

* Serve low-income people, targeting people and communities most in need
* Operate where there is limited access to conventional credit
* Generate the greatest impact for the longest period of time
* Provide for resident, worker, and community ownership

Criteria is based on the "Guidelines for ELCA World Hunger Program Activities."

Investing with these types of intermediaries has the following advantages:

* They are well-connected to the community and/or region they serve.
* They are accountable to a board of directors that has a fiduciary responsibility.
* They have a systematic approach to lending and a track record.
* They have the ability to combine funds for greater leverage.
* They are equipped to evaluate projects and provide technical assistance.
* They are able to monitor and provide better oversight.

Components of Capital

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Cumulative Financing

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"FCLF was instrumental in making this important project a reality, bringing us one step closer to ending chronic homelessness in Miami-Dade County." – Dr. Paul A. Ahr, President & CEO

Camillus House

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

BBVA Compass

"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

“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

"Without FCLF's support, we would not have been able to deliver the services our area so desperately needs. We look forward to a lifetime relationship." – Tom Griffin, CEO

The Transition House, Inc.

“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

"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 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 plays a significant role in sustaining vibrant and thriving communities. We are pleased to support your ongoing community based efforts." – Ernie Diaz, South Florida Market President

TD Charitable Foundation

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

JPMorgan Chase Foundation

"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

"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

“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

"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

Cade Museum for Creativity & Inventi…

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

Dignity Health

"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 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

“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

"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

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

Metropolitan Ministries

Our Partners

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