In 2015, Dignity Health joined Florida Community Loan Fund as a supporting organization through an investment in our loan capital. We are pleased to work with this provider of health care services and advocate for health in all communities. Dignity Health is dedicated to delivering high-quality, affordable health care services, and to upholding the core values of dignity, justice, stewardship, collaboration, and excellence.

Dignity Health Logo 300x200To learn why Dignity Health considered an investment in Florida Community Loan Fund, we spoke with Leslie Watson, Analyst, Community Investments & International Health, who said:

"We consider FCLF an outstanding example of the kind of organization Dignity Health likes to partner with in helping to fulfill their mission – an organization that has proven its impact especially in areas of providing affordable housing and revitalizing blighted or low-income urban/rural areas, and has worked hard to involve community members in the sustainability of its operations."

Thanks to our extensive network of stakeholders such as Dignity Health, FCLF has been able to finance a wide range of high-impact community, social and economic development projects that provide opportunity for Floridians and create jobs.

Website: www.dignityhealth.org


On the Dignity Health website we find the following statements about the organization's focus and commitment, which includes their grant and investment programs.

Health cannot be defined simply as the absence of disease. Mental, spiritual and environmental well-being all play a part in the overall health of an individual or a community. For this reason, we go beyond hospital walls to help improve the long-term health of the communities we serve.

This work is a fulfillment of our mission, which calls us to advocate for the poor and disenfranchised and to partner with others in our communities to improve the quality of life.

We can't change the world by ourselves. Partnering with others who share our vision and values is the only way to bring about real improvements in the healthcare system. Our Community Grants program is one way we are working with others to increase access to quality care. Organizations that receive grant funds from us are working to improve access to jobs, housing, food, education, and health care for people in low-income and minority communities.

In addition to making grant funds available to our community partners, we also work to establish larger pools of capital for those who have been historically underserved. Our Community Investments are below-market interest rate loans to nonprofit organizations that are working to improve the health and quality of life in their communities.

Components of Capital

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Cumulative Financing

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"We are delighted to partner with you to serve those most in need in our communities." – Eileen S. Coogan, President & CEO

Allegany Franciscan Ministries

"We couldn’t have pulled this project together without FCLF as partners. This is the start of great work in Jacksonville’s historic Springfield district." – Kevin Gay, Exec. Director

Operation New Hope

"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.

“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

"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

"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

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

BBVA Compass

“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

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

Sister Mary Heyser, RSHM

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

JPMorgan Chase Foundation

"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…

"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

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

Neighborhood Renaissance

“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

"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

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

Metropolitan Ministries

"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

"Thank you to our friends at FCLF. Your staff has been patient and helpful. We'll make you proud!" – Bill Lazar, Executive Director

St. Johns Housing Partnership

Our Partners

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