Tzedec Community Investing

Bend the Arc - A Jewish Partnership for Justice

tzedeclogo-250wSince 2010, Tzedec Community Investing has been an investor in the Florida Community Loan Fund. Thanks to the confidence and support of socially responsible investors such as Tzedec, FCLF continues to share the vision of our borrowers to strengthen communities across Florida and help projects succeed.

To read more about Bend the Arc and Tzedec Community Investing, visit www.bendthearc.us/tzedec. Here is an excerpt from the website:


Bend the Arc is investing in an America that works for everyone. We invest in the common good and provide individuals and institutions with the opportunity to join us in this work through our Tzedec Community Investing program. Community investing is a proven strategy for decreasing poverty and expanding economic opportunity. We help people revitalize their neighborhoods through long-term investments in low-income areas that have been blighted by economic or natural disasters – sometimes by both.

Our community investing program is designed to help individuals, family foundations, synagogues and other faith-based institutions pool their money to invest in distressed communities through low-and no-interest loans. We also help people invest in Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) that serve individuals, businesses and nonprofits typically neglected by mainstream banks.

Tzedec Funds

Tzedec Economic Development Fund (TEDF) is our core loan fund and makes loans and deposits in community development financial institutions (CDFIs), in seven cities and regions across the country: Baltimore, Boston, South Florida, the Gulf Coast, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC. TEDF Notes are offered in states where they are authorized for a term of three, five or seven years, paying investors 0% (in the tradition of Hebrew Free Loan Societies) or 1% interest.

Tzedec Community Ventures, LLC (TCV) is Bend the Arc's place-based, high-impact and high-visibility loan fund. TCV currently has $1.2 million invested in a long-term community development initiative in the Oliver neighborhood in East Baltimore that will create more than 450 units of new and renovated affordable housing over the next 10 years.

Components of Capital

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Cumulative Financing

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“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

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

Sister Mary Heyser, RSHM

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

JPMorgan Chase Foundation

"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

"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.

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

Neighborhood Renaissance

"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

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

Sabadell United Bank

"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

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

Metropolitan Ministries

“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

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

Allegany Franciscan Ministries

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

Dignity Health

"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

Our Partners

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