CDF funds projects that make a difference.

We strengthen the economic vitality of Greater Cincinnati by investing in the urban core.


Restoring or creating housing in disinvested neighborhoods. LEARN MORE


Bringing new jobs and products/services to a community. LEARN MORE

Mixed Use

Reviving commercial spaces and adjacent housing. LEARN MORE


Financing mission-critical facilities and equipment. LEARN MORE

Place Making

Connecting neighbors in creative, inspiring spaces. LEARN MORE

Healthy Foods

Bringing fresh, healthy options to low-access areas. LEARN MORE

What we do.

Cincinnati Development Fund (CDF) is a passionate champion of the Greater Cincinnati community. Through our real estate development financing, nonprofit facilities loans, technical assistance and development services, we help revitalize urban core neighborhoods and bring new life to struggling communities. LEARN MORE

In the news.

As we celebrate the new year, we also reflect on our accomplishments in 2017. Last year, CDF helped to finance $26.4 million for more than 35 projects in 18 neighborhoods. Additionally, we closed six New Markets Tax Credits financings totaling $53.6 million, helping large, catalytic projects move forward in some of our city’s most struggling neighborhoods. THANK YOU to all of our partners who helped make 2017 such a success and who will enable us to continue to make a positive difference in the new year. 2018, here we come! ... See MoreSee Less