Disability Opportunity Fund Awards Over $500,000 of Grants to Organizations Improving Lives of People with Disabilities Through Its Inaugural DOF Cares Program

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY, June 21, 2019 To celebrate the 29th Anniversary of the American with Disabilities Act (July 26, 2019) the Disability Opportunity Fund (DOF) through its Inaugural DOF Cares Program has awarded over $500,000 in grants twenty nine (29) organizations who are working to improve the lives of people with disabilities. For the last […]

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Welcome Back, Etta Israel!

The Tikvah Etta and Lazear Israel Center for the Developmentally Disabled (ETTA) is a social services provider for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities such as autism and Down syndrome in West Hollywood, CA. Founded in 1993, ETTA’s full spectrum of services allows people with disabilities to live independent, included, and active lives. ETTA’s services […]

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Increasing the Reach of a First-Class Organization

Achieve Behavioral Health (ABH) provides a multitude of health-related services for patients and their families. Services include food for the sick, volunteer transportation, free loan of medical equipment, comprehensive services and programs for children suffering from terminal illness, health education, and senior citizens programming including case management and financial support. Bikur Cholim’s mission is to […]

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DOF Becomes Member of Federal Home Loan Bank of New York

On March 8th, 2019, the Disability Opportunity Fund joined the membership of the Federal Home Loan Bank of NY. This is a major achievement for us which will provide added liquidity and access to various housing grant programs. We look forward to this new partnership with FHLBNY!

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DOF wins inaugural disability financial assistance award

In 2018, the CDFI Fund announced that 15 CDFIs received a total of $5,000,000 in Disability Funds–Financial Assistance Awards. DF-FA awardees will use the funds to enhance their capacity to address the challenges of individuals with disabilities. Each DF-FA Awardee also received a general Financial Assistance Award. DOF was awarded a total of $1,275,000 in […]

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DOF Receives High Marks in its First Aeris Rating!

In early 2018 Aeris, an independent company that rates CDFIs, awarded DOF three stars for its “Impact Rating,” which measures the social impact of a CDFI’s program activity, and an A+ for its “Financial Rating,” which assesses an organization’s capitalization, asset quality, management, earnings and liquidity.   Aeris also awarded DOF its “Policy Plus” designation, saying: […]

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DOF Rings Closing Bell at NYSE!

On June 11, 2018, DOF President and CEO Charles D. Hammerman rang the Closing Bell at the NYSE alongside DOF Board Members, Supporters, Investors and Borrowers.  We were honored to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of when we rang the Opening Bell on June 6, 2008 when we launched DOF.  Click Here to view our Gallery

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