• Imperial Zinc Metal Pouring

    Factory floor at Imperial Zinc Corporation

  • Comer groundbreaking

    Groundbreaking at Gary Comer College Prep

  • Homan

    The Homan Powerhouse project, an adaptive reuse of the Sears Power House into a green charter school

  • Christ the King

    Christ the King College Prep

  • Testa Produce

    Testa Produce

  • UCAN


  • Breakthrough FamilyPlex

    Breakthrough FamilyPlex

  • Erie Family Health Center at Swedish Covenant Hospital

    Erie Family Health Center at Swedish Covenant Hospital

  • Chicago Family Health Center

    Chicago Family Health Center

Who we are Who we are

Chicago Development Fund (CDF) is a non-profit affiliate of the City of Chicago that invests in Chicago communities using New Markets Tax Credit financing.

Who we serve Who we serve

CDF focuses on three types of projects in distressed communities: industrial/business expansion projects, grocery-anchored retail, and nonprofit-sponsored community facilities.

How it works How it works

CDF’s funding parameters are based on federal New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) regulations and internal policies.

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