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.

Cincinnati Development Fund shared 21c Museum Hotels's video.

21c Museum Hotels
Cincinnati Development Fund supported the development of the 21c Hotel Cincinnati with New Markets Tax Credits and a Build Cincinnati Development Fund Loan. We hope you enjoy this video they produced which shows off many of Cincinnati's unique assets!
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Each 21c is a reflection of the local community and a gathering place for cutting edge contemporary art, inspired conversation, delicious food and genuine hospitality. This week, we’re celebrating the people, places, food, arts and culture of Cincinnati, Ohio. #21cisCincinnati #21cisCommunity Learn more:

Cincinnati Development Fund added 14 new photos.

We had so much fun today at our "Fall Into Reading" event promoting community and literacy via our Little Free Library at 13th and Republic. We gave away lots of books and lots of candy ... and the kids (and adults) really loved the cool critters! Keep reading, friends! You can always find great books in a Little Free Library (and we've got a few .... well, four ... more up our sleeves).
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