How You Can Help

We deliver innovative yet practical solutions for people with disabilities only possible because of donations and investments from individuals, corporations, governmental entities and foundations.

Make A Donation

We need donations to do the legwork necessary to make deals happen, as well as to provide underlying education and support to help parents, governmental agencies and housing developers successfully navigate the systems that serve people with disabilities. Your donation will fund the development of affordable, accessible housing for people with all types of disabilities. Make a secure online donation using your credit card through NETWORK FOR GOOD.

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Make An Investment

We need investments into our lending pool that we lend out in support of our efforts throughout the United States. These loans are repaid and recycled in effect helping people over and over again. Investments range from $50,000 to $5 million. If you are interested in investment opportunities, please email an inquiry to info@thedof.org, or call 516.399.3020.

Frequently asked questions about investing in DOF

Why lend?
Institutions may lend to us as a way to reach a market they cannot serve themselves, or simply because the impact we create is in line with their mission. Individuals invest as a way to put part of their portfolio to work doing good.

Who lends?
We accept investments from financial institutions, governmental entities, foundations, individuals, religious organizations, and other businesses.

How can I be assured the investment will be repaid?
DOF began lending in 2009 and we have a 100% repayment rate on our investments to date and our business model calls for this to continue. We have structured our activities based on the counsel and history of successful CDFIs that exist. We also maintain reserves so that in the event of a loss, your money is protected. Please note DOF is not FDIC insured.

Why don’t the people you serve just go to a bank?
People with disabilities are highly likely to have low incomes and be un-bankable. DOF was created because there are not systems in place to create housing for people with disabilities.