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 People's Liberty's photo.

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Can you think of someone who could execute an imaginative and engaging project with $15K and access to a storefront? Tag them. Want more info? Visit: Want 1–on–1 feedback on your idea? Sign Ready to apply? Visit: Applications due 8/2/17 at 11:00 AM. APPLY!

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