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 Taste of OTR's photo.

We don't want to wish the summer away ... but we can't wait for Taste of OTR on Aug. 26-27 (expanded to 2 days this year)! Great food in support of our neighbors at Tender Mercies. So many great choices - where should we stop for our first taste?
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We're proud to announce this year's "Tastes" for the 4th Annual Taste of OTR presented by Elm & Iron OTR! Boba Cha, Ché, Cuban Pete Sandwiches, Great Crab Cakes, Eli's BBQ, Graeter's Ice Cream, INJOY, Le's Pho and Sandwiches, Macaron Bar, Nation Kitchen and Bar, Revolution Rotisserie & Bar, Streetpops, Taste of Belgium, Tom + Chee, Washington Platform Saloon & Restaurant Food Truck Alley: Adena...

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Cincinnati Development Fund shared The Cincinnati Streetcar's video.

The Cincinnati Streetcar
The Cincinnati Streetcar will open on Sept. 9. This video shows you how to get on board!
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Learn how to ride and be safe around the Cincinnati Streetcar by watching our "Be Streetcar Safe" video! #Bestreetcarsafe