Our loans and other financing help nonprofits and social enterprises bring opportunities and hope to people in low- and middle-income communities. A pioneer US Community Development Financial Institution, NFF currently manages over $310 million. Since 1980, we have provided almost $700 million in financing and access to additional capital in support of over $2.3 billion in projects for thousands of organizations nationwide. We have the highest possible impact performance rating of four stars from Aeris®, a Policy Plus distinction, and an AA- financial strength and performance rating.
We’ve spent a long time at the cutting-edge of nonprofit financing
We take the time to get to know you
The conversation starts with your needs, not our products
Acquisition and construction loans
Access to affordable, quality facilities is critical for mission success. We provide loans to purchase, build or upgrade your sites and facilities, including leasehold improvements.
All organizations need funds to manage daily operations and to finance future growth.
We can help you cover costs and begin facilities projects while awaiting payment of government or foundation grants or capital campaigns.
New Markets Tax Credits
Under this US Treasury program providing federal tax credits to attract private investment in low-income communities, we have supported development of critical community facilities like food banks and early childhood education centers.
Functioning equipment is a must-have, whatever your mission. We help organizations buy or upgrade office equipment, furniture, computer hardware and software, and HVAC and security systems.
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We chose NFF as our financing partner because they truly understand the challenges and needs of operating a community health center. They are driven by mission, and are genuinely interested in the health and well-being of patients living in our community.
The refinancing support from NFF allowed for us to secure funding from NYC to create our new home. Now the youth we serve can look forward to a large, beautiful space equal to their aspirations.
It is such an anomaly to love a lender, but we certainly fell in love with NFF as they created a loan that fit our unique needs! Thank you for being there for us—and the communities who deserve to realize the ‘American Dream,’ but are least able to pay for it.
I'm inspired every day by the potential of impact investing to make a difference in communities across the US and around the world.