Coming Soon: RiseCDFI

Rise CDFI is launching at a time where the need for flexible, responsive capital in the St. Louis area has never been greater. Rise CDFI supports Rise’s existing work in some of the region’s most disinvested communities where appraisal gaps prevent traditional lenders from doing business, and a lack of coordinated community-driven plans and investment strategies have perpetuated inefficient and insufficient development. Small and minority-owned contractors also struggle to access flexible, responsive capital to grow their businesses and compete for jobs. Rise CDFI seeks to bring new capital to the table to help bridge the racial wealth gap while strengthening our communities.

  • Rise CDFI will offer two main loan products – flexible loans for small and minority-owned contractors, and acquisition and rehab loans for small residential developers
  • Rise CDFI will launch soon! While we prepare to open our doors for lending, please contact Colleen Hafner at or at 314-333-7003 with questions.