The Cincinnati Development Fund was created in 1988 by area Financial Institutions as a mechanism
to share risk and cost-effectively invest in community development lending. CDF filled a niche not
sought after by traditional lenders.The Mission of CDF is to drive community revitalization by
providing capital access and technical assistance. Our goals are to strengthen Greater
Cincinnati’s urban neighborhoods by creating a critical mass of housing; to provide a “one stop
shop” for attractive financing, with excellent service that serves as a stimulus for development of
high-quality housing, and economic revitalization;and to provide value to Participants by offering
a convenient and cost effective way to invest in the revitalization of urban communities.