The Charter Schools Lenders’ Coalition (CSLC) brings together mission-driven community development practitioners who are currently providing financial and development services to charter schools in low-income communities. CSLC members are representatives of organizations that share a common mission to improve the viability of low-income and economically distressed communities.

BlueHub Capital

BlueHub’s mission is to build healthy communities where low-income people live and work. Since 1985, BlueHub (formerly known as Boston Community Capital) has provided over $1 billion in financing to support and develop affordable housing, public charter schools, community health centers, child care facilities, youth programs and other community services, commercial real estate redevelopment in distressed communities, job creation and preservation, renewable energy generation, and fixed-rate home mortgages for families facing foreclosure. BlueHub invests in people and communities for an inclusive future by developing financial tools that connect low-income communities to mainstream financial markets. Learn more at
Kathryn McHugh, Senior Vice President | (617) 427-8600 | | 10 Malcolm X Boulevard Boston, MA 02119

Building Hope

Building Hope supports high quality public charter schools in Washington, DC and other US cities by providing technical and financial assistance related to capital projects. We support the expansion of academically successful schools with the capacity to grow their enrollments in order to catalyze change across their local public education systems by assisting with facility development. Building Hope promotes school-centered community revitalization. We believe that excellent charter school programs and facilities will help transform economically depressed neighborhoods into places where children will thrive. Learn more at
Robin Odland | | (202) 457-1989 | 910 17th Street NW, Suite 1100 Washington, DC 20006

California Charter Schools Association

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Nick Watson, Senior Advisor, Facilities | (916) 448-0995 | | 1107 9th St., Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95814

Capital Impact Partners

Capital Impact Partners is a nonprofit organization and Community Development Financial Institution with a national presence whose primary mission is to help people and communities reach their highest potential at every stage of life. Capital Impact Partners improves access to high-quality health and elder care, healthy foods, housing and education in low-income communities. Since the mid-1990s, Capital Impact Partners has designed and implemented innovative financing strategies and technical assistance to meet charter school demands for capital.
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Will Robison| (512)957-9007  | |1023 Springdale Road, Building 1, Suite J, Austin, TX 78721

Charter Schools Development Corporation

Charter Schools Development Corporation (CSDC) promotes innovation and excellence in education by financing and developing facilities for great public charter schools nationally. CSDC is focused on the facility and financing needs of charter schools, helping schools build and expand their facilities with the goal of ultimately improving student achievement by increasing school choice within the K-12 public education system. CSDC proactively invests in educationally and economically underserved communities with a concentration on charter schools in their first five years of operation. CSDC’s innovative financing and turnkey real estate programs put new and expanding charter schools into efficient, yet economical facilities.
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Michelle Liberati, Executive Vice President | (443) 561-1280 | | 6731 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite 220 Columbia, MD 21046

Civic Builders

Civic Builders is a non-profit organization that develops charter school facilities in low-income neighborhoods in New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island, providing historically underserved students with inspiring spaces to learn and grow. Dedicated to giving every child the chance to attend a great school, Civic Builders partners with the nation’s best educators to create public charter school buildings for students in communities where the need is greatest. Civic Builders marries real estate know-how and financial expertise to develop high-quality schools so children can build their futures. Every classroom we create is a space where children learn and thrive for generations to come. Learn more at
Tony Maruca, Associate, Finance | | 304 Hudson St. 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10013

Community Development Trust

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Shelly Cleary, Senior Vice President, Underwriting | | 1350 Broadway, Ste. 700, New York, NY 10018

Enterprise Community Loan Fund

For 30 years, Enterprise has introduced solutions through public-private partnerships with financial institutions, governments, community organizations, and other partners that share their vision that one day, every person will have an affordable home in a vibrant community, filled with promise and the opportunity for a good life. Enterprise Community Loan Fund delivers innovative financial products and technical assistance to mission-aligned organizations. They accomplish this mission by providing loan capital to community-based, non-profit and mission-aligned for-profit affordable housing and community facility developers. Learn more at
Noni Ramos, Vice President and Chief Lending Officer, Enterprise Community Loan Fund | (415) 395-0956 | | 101 Montgomery Street, Suite 1350, San Francisco, CA 94104


HOPE is a family of development organizations dedicated to strengthening communities, building assets and improving lives in the Delta and other economically distressed parts of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. Comprised of a regional credit union (Hope Credit Union), loan fund (Hope Enterprise Corporation) and policy center (Hope Policy Institute), HOPE has provided financial services, leveraged private and public resources, and shaped policies that have benefited more than 650,000 residents in one of the nation’s most persistently poor regions. HOPE provides affordable financing for charter schools to acquire, build, and expand their facilities and provides responsible financial services to teachers, staff, students, and families.
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Mary Elizabeth Evans, Senior Vice President, Community Development and Economic Development | | 1726 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70113


One of America’s leading nonprofit community development financial institutions (CDFI), IFF strengthens nonprofits and their communities through lending and real estate consulting. We help nonprofits finance, plan, and build facilities that are critical to their mission and success. Since 1988, we have been a trusted partner to nonprofits in every sector, including health care, education, child care, healthy food access and affordable housing. In education, we are the only one-stop shop in the Midwest offering affordable financing and real estate services at every stage of school development, and were one of the first CDFIs to provide below-market rate financing specifically for charter schools. IFF serves nonprofits in the Midwest, with a focus on those that serve low-income communities and special needs populations. We are headquartered in Chicago, IL, with additional offices in St. Louis, MO; Milwaukee, WI; Indianapolis, IN; and Detroit, MI. Learn more at
Jose Cerda III, Vice President, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs | (312) 596-5124 | | One North LaSalle Street, Suite 700, Chicago, IL 60602

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is dedicated to helping community residents transform distressed neighborhoods into healthy communities of choice and opportunity — good places to work, do business and raise children. LISC mobilizes corporate, government and philanthropic support to provide local community development organizations with financial, technical and policy resources. As a national organization with a community focus, program staff are based in 30 cities around the country, and we partner with a network of 60 rural organizations. Since 1980, LISC has invested $12.9 billion in communities across the country, leveraging $38.3 billion in total development, including 298,300 affordable homes and apartments. Since 1997, LISC has provided over $275 million in financing to charter schools around the country. LISC uses a three-pronged strategy to help bridge the facilities finance gap faced by charter and alternative public schools: financing individual schools through LISC’s network of 30 local offices; supporting the development of local educational facilities funds and nonprofit charter school networks through investments; and, fostering public policy initiatives in the facilities finance arena. Learn more at
Nicole Barcliff, Policy Director | (212) 455-9800 | | 501 Seventh Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10018

Low Income Investment Fund

Everyone in the United States should benefit from living in a community of opportunity, equity, and well-being. The Low Income Investment Fund mobilizes capital and partners to achieve this vision for people and communities. Since 1984, LIIF has served more than two million people by investing $2.5 billion. Over its history, LIIF has provided financing and technical assistance to create and preserve affordable housing, child care centers, schools, healthy food retail, health clinics and transit-oriented development in distressed neighborhoods nationwide. LIIF’s work has generated $65 billion in family income and societal benefits. LIIF has offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York City, Washington, D.C. and Atlanta. Learn more at
Olivia Barrow, Policy Officer | (202) 677-4288  | | 1900 M Street NW, Suite 550, Washington, DC 20036

Nonprofit Finance Fund

Nonprofit Finance Fund® (NFF®) unlocks the potential of mission-driven organizations through tailored investments, strategic advice and accessible insights. Founded in 1980, NFF helps organizations connect money to mission effectively, with over $80 million in assets, NFF has provided over $287 million in loans and access to additional financing via grants, tax credits and capital in support of over $1.4 billion in projects for thousands of organizations nationwide. NFF is a national leader in providing innovative financial solutions to charter schools and has provided loans for working capital and facilities, New Market Tax Credits, and technical assistance to over 200 schools. Learn more at
Jennifer Kawar, Vice President, Chief Investment Officer | (415) 255-4849 | | 28 Second Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94105

Raza Development Fund

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Angela Stephenson, Director, Education and Childcare Finance | (602) 417-1405 | | One E. Washington Street #2250, Phoenix, AZ 85004


Self-Help, a lender to high-performing charter schools that serve at-risk students in low-wealth communities for 17 years, has made more than $214 million in loans to 61 charter schools in 15 states and the District of Columbia. Loans are available to improve your charter school’s facility, including: purchase of a facility or land, construction of a new facility, renovations or expansions, and permanent financing. Self-Help offers flexible terms, technical assistance during loan origination, and access to credit enhancement programs. Learn more at
David Beck, Director, Policy | (919) 956-4407 | | 301 W. Main Street Durham, NC  27701

Reinvestment Fund

The Reinvestment Fund is a national leader in rebuilding America’s distressed towns and cities through the innovative use of capital and information. RF finances housing, community facilities, supermarkets, commercial real estate and energy efficiency projects. RF has made over $1.3 billion in community investments in the Mid-Atlantic since our inception in 1985.
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Molly Melloh, Loan Officer | (215) 574-5892 | | 1700 Market Street, 19th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103