A Promising, Underserved Market
One in five Americans lives with a disability, a figure that is growing fast because of medical advances and the aging baby boomer generation. Yet the financial needs of this market are largely underserved, including a lack of customized capital and a significant shortage of affordable housing.
The DOF was founded by veteran finance professionals to bridge this gap and tap this market. Certified by the U.S. Treasury Department as a non-profit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), we operate around the country, wherever the need and the marketplace are sound, serving people with all types of disabilities.
A Positive Double Bottom Line
The DOF makes mission driven investments that yield double bottom line results, providing financial returns through opportunities that address pressing social concerns, with sound CDFI management and industry expertise:
- We finance high impact projects via co-lending, direct lending, bridge and term loans, equity investments, as well as gap, predevelopment, acquisition and rehabilitation financing.
- We provide sophisticated, customized advisory services and act as liaison for investors, banks, insurance companies, non-profit organizations and other financial institutions.