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About Us

Finance Fund was created to connect underserved communities with public and private sources of capital. We simplify the complexities of the funding process to help good ideas come to life — ideas that change systems, create jobs, address community needs and improve the quality of life in Ohio’s neighborhoods and communities. It takes committed leadership, clients, members and staff to enable the kind of change that Finance Fund supports — improving the quality of people’s lives and rebuilding and revitalizing Ohio’s low-income communities.

HISTORY

In 1985, the Ohio Department of Development and the Ohio CDC (Community Development Corporations) Association convened a task force of community-based organizations to share expertise and advocate on behalf of underserved communities. This task force was charged with recommending a way to meet the future financing needs of community-based development projects. In 1987, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit called the Ohio Community Development Finance Fund (or Finance Fund) was born and has since become a go-to funding resource for public and private-sector organizations. Finance Fund provides millions of dollars for the revitalization of distressed communities and neighborhoods across Ohio.
 
 

MISSION

Finance Fund builds bridges between resources and the low-income community to improve the quality of life for people.

 

VISION

Finance Fund will be a leading partner in empowering the low-income community.

 

VALUES

  1. We believe that people are important.
  2. We believe that we have a responsibility to help people gain equal access to a quality life.
  3. We believe we can facilitate positive system change.

 

OUR STORY

We believe that lasting change can occur in Ohio's underserved communities by investing in people, projects and businesses that provide needed services, good-paying jobs and new resources.  In this video, several Finance Fund clients share their inspirational stories.

 


 

FINANCE FUND IS PROUD TO BE A MEMBER OF THESE
IMPACTFUL ORGANIZATIONS

 Opportunity Finance Network
Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations Standards for Excellence
The Columbus Foundation Power Philanthropy
Community Bankers Association of Ohio Associate Member
CDFI Coalition
New Markets Tax Credit Coalition

 

 

 





Contact Us

P: 614.221.1114 | 800.959.2333
E: info@financefund.org
A: Finance Fund
17 South High Street, Suite 900
Columbus, Ohio 43215

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