Message from CEO & Chair
Born in 1985 as the Delaware Valley Community Reinvestment Fund, The Reinvestment Fund has flourished to become today a national leader in community finance, development and policy.
Our founder Jeremy Nowak led the organization for its first 26 years—with equal parts brilliance, innovation and business discipline—to exceed the scope of traditional community development organizations by leveraging our lending with insights from data-driven policy analysis and the commitment to using market approaches to deliver human returns.
Firmly anchored in those principles, we have a team of more than 80, two offices, and more than a billion and a half dollars that we’ve moved into neighborhoods so that people have homes they can afford, good schools for their children, healthy food to feed their families, and thriving cultural and commercial districts. Our experiences in Philadelphia helped shape our successful efforts in Baltimore and we are now poised to bring that same depth of commitment to new regions across the country.
Here’s to another 30 years of impactSee below for photos of our celebration
From Camden to New Orleans, Florida to Washington State, Punxsutawney, PA, to Muskogee, OK—cities large and small, East Coast to West Coast, TRF has touched millions of people in hundreds of places through our lending, our real estate development, our public policy research and advocacy, and our data services.
And we have big plans for our future and the future of every city, town and block group where we put down our roots—through new investments, new partnerships, and new ways of thinking about how to use data to drive investment and transform communities.
We thank deeply our investors and donors who make this work possible—especially those of you who have been with us from the very beginning. We are honored that you have continued to support us and invest in our work through the decades. Here’s to another 30 years of impact!