The Florida Community Loan Fund, FCLF, is a statewide source of flexible financing for community and economic development in low-income communities. FCLF became Florida's first certified statewide Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) in 1996. Today FCLF is a multi-faceted financing entity, providing capital in various forms to improve conditions in both urban and rural communities. As a lending institution, our borrowers include both non-profits and for-profit mission-focused developers, housing authorities, a wide range of social service organizations and community health centers. But our work is not just lending. We also act as a conduit, helping connect socially responsible investors with high impact community development projects in Florida. These investors include religious organizations, foundations, financial institutions and individuals. They choose to invest a portion of their assets with FCLF because they value our ability to put that capital to work in a manner that helps transform communities. FCLF's success is based on commitment to excellence, accountability to its stakeholders, a clear focus on performance, and a strong social conscience. VISION: Every community in Florida is productive and sustainable MISSION: The Florida Community Loan Fund harnesses the power of financial capital and human creativity to transform lives and communities.
Impact Summary from the Nonprofit FCLF's Mission is to harness the power of financial capital and human creativity to transform lives and communities. Our goal is to help organizations succeed in their missions - ultimately, to help people. Our loans help strengthen the balance sheets of non-profit and mission based for-profit organizations. Here are some of the ways we have touched lives and communities through our financing programs. - As of June 30, 2013, FCLF has made 173 loans through its community development and preservation lending, and 10 transactions through the New Markets Tax Credit program. Our total financing has exceeded $147 million. - Our borrowers have provided affordable housing for both sale and rental to individuals and families that meet low-income criteria. As of June 30, 2013, we have financed 2,051 affordable housing units. - 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 1,028 supportive housing units. - FCLF also finances community facilities that serve low-income families and neighborhoods. These include health care, education, and other social services. As of June 30, 2013, FCLF has financed or provided NMTC for 93 community facilities totaling 1.2 million square feet. - 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, 2013, FCLF projects created or retained 1,155 permanent jobs and 4,453 temporary construction jobs. In addition to these measurable impacts, we also work 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 also 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.
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