Developmental Disabilities

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RSF has long been a supporter of organizations that seek to enhance the lives of people with cognitive and other disabilities by creating communities within which the contributions of all people are valued, developed, and lived out regardless of intellectual or physical capabilities.

Borrower Criteria

RSF provides mortgage loans, construction loans, equipment loans and lines of credit. Loans range from $200,000 to $5 million. Successful applicants to the Social Enterprise Lending Program will demonstrate the following:

  • 3 or more years of operating history;
  • Enterprise is profitable, or can demonstrate a clear path to profitability in 12 months;
  • Annual revenue of $1 million or greater preferred.

In addition, the enterprise should be working in one of the following areas:

  • Supportive housing
  • Job training
  • Employment

Apply for a Loan

If you are interested in a loan and your social enterprise meets these criteria, please fill out our online loan application.

Once we have received and approved your pre-application, a lending program representative will contact you to determine a fit and, if appropriate, invite you to submit a full loan application. This will require additional documentation, which generally includes historical and projected financial statements, board officer and management resumes, and a narrative business plan.

Learn More

Contact Ted Levinson at or 415.561.6179

Featured Borrowers

Click on the photos below to learn more about some of the enterprises we support.

Camphill Communities

Located near Santa Cruz, CA, Camphill Communities California (CCC) is a supportive life-sharing community where volunteer caregivers and individuals with developmental disabilities live and work in a cooperative and rewarding environment. CCC offers everyone the opportunity to learn, grow, and live up to their highest aspirations. CCC is a model and inspiration for how to address the needs of the whole person: body, soul, and spirit. RSF has provided CCC with mortgage and construction loans to expand and improve their facilities.

DePaul Industries

Since 1971, DePaul Industries has focused on changing the landscape of employment for people with disabilities while growing into the Northwest’s most comprehensive outsourcing specialist. DePaul employs people with disabilities through a self-sustaining business model that generates more than 97% of revenue through the operation of three core businesses: food packaging & contract manufacturing, temporary staffing services, and security services. RSF’s mortgage loan has helped DePaul retain its permanent headquarters in the Portland, Oregon metro area.

Foundation for the Challenged

Foundation for the Challenged (FFC), based in Dublin, OH, is a social enterprise engaged in the business of purchasing community-based homes for people with developmental disabilities. Providing access to affordable housing for people with developmental disabilities extends a vital, life-changing service to this community that expands personal choices. RSF’s loan has refinanced 44 residential homes which provide affordable, community-based housing for approximately 180 people with developmental disabilities.


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