About us

Our Mission

Raza Development Fund invests capital and creates financing solutions to increase opportunities for the Latino community and low-income families.

The RDF Difference: A Lender with a Heart and Soul*

Service for the love of family is the foundation of RDF. With a focus on lending capital, with business discipline and charity serving poor communities, we help tailor project loans with community leaders and organizations that serve Latino and poor communities.

Our focused community development model keeps us close to the real issues that low-income families face and enables us to anticipate future needs.

This is accomplished through pre-development loans, organizational assessments and a range of unconventional lending products.

* James Feild – Board Chair

RDF offers a range of financing options:

  • Pre-Development Loans
  • Acquisition/Land Loans
  • Construction & Bridge Loans
  • Mini Permanent & Term Loans
  • Operating Lines of Credit
  • Tenant Improvement Loans
  • New Markets Tax Credits Leverage Loans (NMTC)

Technical Assistance

RDF takes an active role in promoting the success of its partners and clients. Our hands on approach to community development is collaborative and designed to add value throughout the development process- from concept to completion.