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Raza Development Fund invests capital and creates financial solutions to increase
opportunities for the Latino and poor families across the country.


About RDF

RDF was founded 20 years ago as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and a support organization to UnidosUS. True to our founding principles of service to the poor, dignity of the human person and solid business management, our mission is to invest capital and create financial solutions to increase opportunities for Latino and poor families across the country.
Today, Raza is the largest Latino focused national CDFI with nearly half a billion dollars in assets under management and a Standard & Poor’s investment-grade rating of AA-. Since inception, RDF has provided organizations serving Latino and poor families in 38 states with technical assistance and financings in excess of $1 billion, which have leveraged over $5 billion in private and public capital for education, childcare, affordable housing, social services projects, and most recently small businesses.

* RDF is committed to maintaining regular updates and validations for our impact data to ensure proper transparency in reporting. This may result in value changes.


With a national footprint, RDF is positioned to respond to the needs of Latino and poor communities, facilitate financing to projects, and provide technical assistance that aims at breaking the cycle of poverty in low-income communities across the country.

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Meet Natalya Merida

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The RDF team is humbled by the humanitarian service provided by the wonderful organizations we financed across this great nation in 2021.

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Our Journey in Community Development

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20th Anniversary

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In celebration of our growth and impact for the past 20 years, Raza Development Fund recognized four organizations with the Community Excellence Award for their continued advancement of Latino and poor families. These organizations represent the heart and soul of the projects that we fund and the communities that we serve. 20 years of service could not be made possible without the servant leadership of countless individuals that have touched RDF.

20th Anniversary Community Excellence Award Recipients