CDF funds projects that make a difference.

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

Residential

Restoring or creating housing in disinvested neighborhoods. LEARN MORE

Commercial

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

Mixed Use

Reviving commercial spaces and adjacent housing. LEARN MORE

Nonprofit

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 Over-the-Rhine Community Housing's post.

Another Little Free Library has been installed in Over-the-Rhine. We're very happy to support a program that builds community and ensures that our neighbors and friends have access to books. This is the 8th library we've helped to establish in OTR/Pendleton. We help with one in Lower Price Hill, too!
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We’re grateful to our friends at Cincinnati Development Fund for this awesome addition to the Superheroes of Republic Street playground. Thank you for donating Free Little Library and for stocking it with so many wonderful children’s books!

Another Little Free Library has been installed in Over-the-Rhine. Were very happy to support a program that builds community and ensures that our neighbors and friends have access to books. This is the 8th library weve helped to establish in OTR/Pendleton. We help with one in Lower Price Hill, too!