Rising Tide Car Wash

Rising Tide Car Wash is a scalable social enterprise with the primary mission to employ adults with autism. By delivering a first-rate car wash experience to the consumer, Rising Tide strives to inspire communities to change their perception of the capabilities of people with autism. Through intensive training, team building and caring for the community, […]

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DOF Helps InVision Acquire Its Headquarters

InVision Human Services (IHS) was founded in 1992 and to date has supported more than 500 people throughout Pennsylvania. The Organization currently has over 600 employees serving individuals with disabilities throughout Pennsylvania, primarily in Western Pennsylvania and the Reading area. In 2012, IHS entered into a lease of a 28,000 square foot office building located […]

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DOF Once Again Partners with Leviticus Fund to Support People with Disabilities and their Families

Bikur Cholim, Inc. (BC), a not-for-profit community based health services organization, established in 1981. BC is the largest single provider of behavioral health services in Rockland County and provides a variety of support services to hospital patients and their families in the Town of Ramapo, New York, particularly to the Orthodox and Hasidic Jewish enclaves […]

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Bridging the Tuition Gap for a “First-Class” School

iHOPE-NYC opened its doors at 101 West 116th Street in Central Harlem and began enrolling students in September of 2013. As a highly specialized school, it serves children, adolescents and young adults from ages 5 years to 21 years old who have sustained an acquired brain injury or other brain-based disorders, and who cannot be […]

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Living on our own!

Syracuse, NY: Meg and Beth are currently in their mid-20s. They have been friendly for many years through school and their participation in various other activities. They share a Support Broker at Advocates Incorporated who helps them to manage their finances, staffing and has been preparing them to live independently. Meg and Beth’s parents developed […]

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Hammerman Presents at Fed Reserve Bank of San Francisco Annual Conference in Los Angeles

On February 9th, 2016, DOF President and CEO Charles D. Hammerman participated on a panel discussion titled: CDFI Innovations in Financial Inclusion which was moderated by U.S. Treasury CDFI Fund Director Annie Donovan. The session highlighted new partnerships between banks and CDFls that promote greater access to the financial system, enhance wealth accumulation, and improve […]

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DOF Adds Over $4,000,000 of Investments in 2016!

In 2016, DOF added over $4,000,000 in new capital which we deployed into many exciting projects which benefited low-income people with disabilities and their families. Prudential remains our largest investor as they increased their commitment to DOF by an additional $2,000,000. Bank of America recommitted itself to DOF’s work by doubling its initial investment to […]

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DOF Wins $1,800,000 Capital Magnet Fund Award from U.S. Treasury CDFI Fund!

On September 22, 2016, the CDFI Fund announced the 2016 Capital Magnet Fund Awards. The 2016 round was $90 million awarded to 32 organizations including 23 CDFIs and nine housing developers and/or financers. We are honored to have been included in this group. DOF’s $1,800,000 award is in response to our successful financing model we […]

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