The Reinvestment Fund (TRF) is a leading innovator in the financing of neighborhood and economic revitalization. Central to its mission is a commitment to put capital and private initiative to work for the public good. With $485 million in capital under its management, TRF is supported by more than 820 investors, including individuals, religious and civic groups, financial institutions, government and private foundations.
Housing Finance: TRF makes loans for construction, acquisition and predevelopment as well as term loans to finance affordable housing and market-rate housing in target communities.
Educational and Other Nonprofit Facilities: TRF finances charter schools, child care centers and other nonprofit organizations that support economic opportunity for low and moderate-income communities.
Commercial Lending: TRF's commercial lending includes the PA Fresh Food Financing Initiative which finances supermarkets in underserved areas and small business conventional and SBA-guaranteed loans. TRF also uses New Market Tax Credits for larger urban development projects.
TRF Private Equity: invests in enterprises with the potential to generate returns for investors and job opportunities for low-and middle-income urban workers and provides these companies with hands-on HR expertise and assistance.
The Sustainable Development Fund (SDF): TRF invests in clean and renewable energy projects and technologies. TRF also offers for-profit and non-profit businesses financing for energy efficiency improvements.
TRF Development Partners: A TRF affiliate who works with nonprofit and for-profit developers and community groups to redevelop neighborhood real estate.
Policy and Information Services: TRF's portfolio of policy-related projects and publications has built a national reputation for its research and market value analyses.
PolicyMap: TRF's also has a new service it offers. Combining sophisticated technology with easy-to-use custom tools, PolicyMap is an online data mapping platform that allows users to turn demographic and market information into policy-oriented action. Users can register for free to access all public data or subscribe to access proprietary data and added functionality. Visit at www.policymap.com.
Over the past twenty three years, TRF's impact and service area have grown immensely. Where once TRF focused its work on the Philadelphia metropolitan area, it now extends through the urban corridor of the Mid-Atlantic. TRF's financing impacts distressed communities and low-income people, working to build opportunity and wealth.
Combining expert knowledge with innovation and determination, TRF identifies the point of impact where capital can deliver its greatest financial and social return. TRF's investments in homes and schools reclaim businesses and transform neighborhoods driving economic growth and improving lives throughout the Mid-Atlantic.
Since its inception, TRF's financing has greatly benefited families by creating or retaining 9,458 childcare slots, 23,739 charter school slots and 37,035 jobs. TRF has financed 16,952 housing units, 434 businesses, and 6.7 million square feet of commercial space, and the creation of more than 1,515,625 MWh of clean renewable energy-enough to power 153,720 homes for a year.
For Yolanda Williamson, owning a home was once only a dream. Father Bob and his team used financing from The Reinvestment Fund to realize that vision. 650 homes later, St. Joseph’s Carpenter Society continues creating value in this community, building a network of homeowners with real equity in their homes to back future plans. Yolanda now has clean credit, a promising job, and a good home in a strong neighborhood to raise her three daughters. Full Story