Neighb Ren Art Lofts ribbon1FCLF exists to maximize opportunities for people and places outside of the economic mainstream.

FCLF's mission is to offer expertise and capital to help make projects successful and help organizations improve lives and communities. Our goal is to help organizations build, acquire and rehab projects – ultimately, to help people and build strong communities. We believe a community is defined by its components: housing, schools, healthcare, grocery stores, local businesses. Our loans help stabilize communities by providing resources to help local non-profit and mission-based for-profit organizations succeed and achieve their missions.

For more than 20 years FCLF has strengthened Florida communities by being a leader in providing flexible capital and staff expertise.   

Here are some of the ways we have touched lives and communities through our financing programs. 

As of June 30, 2019, FCLF has achieved...

$407 million in total financing into projects totaling $1.12 billion in project costs, through
331 loans through its community development lending, and
25 transactions through the New Markets Tax Credit Program.

FCLF Cumulative Financing through 2019

Our borrowers provide affordable housing, for sale and rent, to households that meet low-income criteria. As of June 30, 2019, FCLF has financed 5,966 affordable housing units.

FCLF Our Impact 2019, housing
Supportive housing is financed through FCLF for low-income residents who are at-risk or have special needs. This type of housing typically provides social services on site. FCLF financing has provided 1,426 supportive housing units.
 
FCLF also finances community facilities that serve low-income families and neighborhoods. These include healthcare, education, food access, and other social service facilities. As of June 30, 2019, FCLF has financed or provided NMTC for 151 community facilities, totaling 2.2 million square feet.
 
FCLF Our Impact 2019, facilities
 
When a project obtains financing through FCLF, jobs are provided either as newly created jobs or retained jobs that may have been eliminated had the project not proceeded. Through June 30, 2019, FCLF projects created or retained 11,157 temporary construction jobs and 4,024 permanent jobs.
 
FCLF Our Impact 2019, jobs created or retained
 
Projects financed through FCLF and our NMTC program also provide essential services to an estimated 429,158 Floridians each year.
 
FCLF Our Impact, Floridians reached

In addition to these measurable impacts, FCLF advocacy work aims to improve public policies that:

  • affect the operating environment in which our borrowers work,
  • create opportunities for increasing the capacity for non-profit developers, and
  • promote transparent accountable strategies for increasing the flow of capital for community and economic development in low- and moderate-income communities.

Our efforts include educating state and federal elected officials on the role of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) as important intermediary institutions with the capacity to leverage state and federal dollars to achieve greater impact.

To read more about organizations we have financed, we invite you to Meet Our Borrowers. Our Impact report also has more information on our financing throughout Florida.


Here is a snapshot of FCLF's Components of Capital at June 30, 2019:

FCLF Components of Capital 2019


 Here is a snapshot of FCLF's Impact throughout Florida as of June 30, 2019. You can download the full Our Impact brochure from our Downloads page.

FCLF Our Impact 2019 cover

 

 

 

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

JPMorgan Chase Foundation

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

R.E.A.C.H.

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

Metropolitan Ministries

"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

"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

"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

"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 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 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

"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

“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

"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

"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.

"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 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

"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

"BankUnited understands the challenges facing our communities; we applaud FCLF's efforts. Thank you for making our community a better place to live." – Katrina Wright, VP Comm. Dev.

BankUnited

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

Sabadell United Bank

Our Partners

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