The Jessie Ball duPont Fund, Florida's leading national foundation, has supported FCLF since its earliest days through equity investment and operating support. Through a unique partnership with the Archdiocese of Miami, FCLF received an early investment of $500,000 from the duPont Fund as seed capital in its early years. the duPont Fund has recently made a Program  Related Investment (PRI) in FCLF, the proceeds of which will be used to finance affordable housing in Duval County.

FCLF shares the core values of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund. It maintains a peer relationship with its borrowers in an open, direct and efficient manner of communication. As an institution of social conscience, it works daily to empower and invest in low-income communities throughout Florida.

From the duPont Fund website, www.dupontfund.org:

Values. Throughout their work, the trustees and staff of the Fund strive to:
Learn with and from the people they serve.
Respect the wisdom and creativity of the organizations and communities with whom they work.
Engage in thoughtful and disciplined reflection about the decisions they make.
Maintain the highest ethical standards in all that they do.
Act with compassion, work for justice, and champion the rights of all people to share in the wealth and health of our nation.

Core Beliefs. The trustees and staff of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund believe:
A democratic society that works for all people requires the participation of a strong and organized independent sector.
Communities are stronger and healthier when:

  • Public, private and philanthropic resources are invested to build the assets of the individuals, families, and neighborhoods.
  • Citizens, neighborhoods and organizations work together across the boundaries that divide us.
  • They are deliberate about identifying, building and using their philanthropic assets -- the time, talent and money of people.
  • Citizens have both the right and the responsibility to participate fully in public debate about the distribution of resources, opportunities, and assets intended to serve the common good.

Components of Capital

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Cumulative Financing

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

BBVA Compass

"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.

“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

“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 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 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

"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 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 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

"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 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 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 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

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

Metropolitan Ministries

"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

"Trinity Health is happy to partner with FCLF. We look forward to seeing the impact in the communities you serve." – Sr. Kathleen Coll, SSJ, Administrator, Shareholder Advocacy

Trinity Health

“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 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…

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

Sabadell United Bank

Our Partners

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