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 The Center for Great Neighborhoods of Covington's event.

Definitely a project worth celebrating! We're proud that we were a part of it through our Nonprofit Facilities and Equipment Loan Fund (in partnership with IFF). Congratulations to the Center for Great Neighborhoods for reviving an historic building and creating a vibrant space for the community.
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Hellmann Creative Center Grand Opening

Sep 15, 4:00pm

321 W. MLK Blvd. / 12th Street

The Center's 40th Anniversary Celebration & Hellmann Creative Center Grand Opening You are invited to help us celebrate 40 years of community building in Covington and the opening of our new facility, the Hellmann Creative Center. Join us for local food, live music, and a tour of Hellmann, featuring The Center's new office space on the second floor, two community meeting rooms, and first floor ar...

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