"We chose to invest in Florida Community Loan Fund because its mission-focused lending aligns so well with the values of the Sisters of Mercy. Through FCLF, our money is at work helping organizations and projects serving areas of significant need. From creating energy efficient affordable housing to healthcare facilities in underserved communities to economic development projects that spur job creation, FCLF is making impactful investments that will benefit the community for generations to come." – Sarah B. Smith, Director, Mercy Partnership Fund
Mercy Partnership Fund is the global community investing program of Mercy Investment Services, the socially responsible investment program of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, a Catholic women religious community. For more than 180 years, the Sisters of Mercy have responded to the continually changing needs of the times. Through prayer, service and their investments, the Sisters address the causes and effects of violence, racism, degradation of the Earth and injustice to women and immigrants.
As part of Mercy Investment Services’ commitment to creating global systemic change, Mercy Partnership Fund provides below-market rate investments to mission-driven organizations for projects that provide high social and environmental impact. Since its founding in 1995, Mercy Partnership Fund investments have benefitted individuals in more than 60 countries and throughout the United States.
Mercy Partnership Fund has invested in Florida Community Loan Fund since 2014. This partnership helps both organizations achieve our missions – FCLF to help organizations improve lives and communities, and Mercy Partnership Fund to benefit the economically poor, especially those who are poorly served through traditional financial sources.
Pictured below, Mercy Partnership Fund and FCLF visit the construction site of a healthcare clinic that will benefit low-income and uninsured families.