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501(c)(3) Organizations

The Florida Development Finance Corporation [FDFC] provides access to private activity bonds for eligible entities holding a Nonprofit 501(c)(3) status under the Internal Revenue Code. 


501 (c) (3) Organizations

Downloadable Guide

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Eligible Borrowers

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Be a US-based company. 

  • Be registered to do business in Florida. 

  • Be able to meet a minimum of 3 years of operating history

  • Be designated as a Nonprofit 501(c) (3) status by the Internal Revenue Service

    • Charitable Organizations

      • Food Banks 

      • Community Programs

    • Healthcare Organizations

      • Hospitals

      • Assisted Living Facilities

      • Urgent Care Centers

    • Educational Organizations

      • Private Schools

      • Charter Schools

      • Research Institutions 

    • Recreational Organizations

      • Veteran Support Centers

      • Community Centers

      • Museums

      • Art Galleries

      • Youth Clubs

The meaningful benefits of Tax-Exempt Bond Financing: 

  • Lower Rates

    • Tax-exempt bonds generally offer lower interest rates because banks and investors are willing to accept a lower interest rate when they do not have to pay tax on the interest they receive on the bonds. 

  • Longer Terms

    • The FDFC is able to offer terms up to 35 years. 

501 (c) (3) organizations can use Tax-Exempt Bond Financing to fund: 


  • Capital projects including

    • Construction

    • Renovation

    • Rehabilitation of facilities and equipment.

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Benefits of Bond Financing

Renovation Tools

Eligible Projects

Electrical Construction Plans

Next Steps

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Connect with us

Our goal is to connect Florida Projects, here are immediate next steps to start the process: 

  • Determine capital needs. 

  • Create a financial model.

    • Determine how much debt can be supported with cashflows. 

  • Engage a financing team. 

    • Team should include a

      • Financial Advisor or Investment Banker

      • Bond Counsel

      • Corporate Counsel

      • Trustee

Connect with our office to discuss your project further and learn more.


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