Community Development Trust

Service Providers: Nonprofit Lender
schools supported
$ 21,000,000
in financings

  • National

  • more than three years of operating history or one charter renewal
  • charter management organizations
  • stand-alone schools
  • single-site schools

The mission of Community Development Trust (CDT) is to provide long-term capital in the form of loans and equity investments to low- and moderate-income communities throughout the United States. Its long-term capital helps assure affordability and brings greater stability to these communities, which enhances the quality of life for their residents. CDT is a real estate investment trust that provides capital for the preservation and creation of affordable housing and charter school facilities. CDT provides fully amortizing, permanent financing with terms up to 25 years and a maximum financing amount of $7 million.

Financial Overview
U.S. Department of Education (ED) Credit Enhancement$0
New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) allocation total$0
Community Development Financial Institutions Bond Guarantee Program (CDFI BGP) allocation total$125,000,000


Portfolio Statistics
Total historic financing1$21,000,000
Number of schools supported4
NMTC allocation employed for charter facilitiesN/A
Number of schools supported with NMTCN/A
CDFI BGP allocation deployed for schools$15,600,000
Number of schools supported with CDFI BGP2
Remaining capacity in CDFI BGP allocation$39,400,000


Portfolio Performance
$ amount of financing repaid/refinanced2$4,900,000
NMTC matured/refinancedN/A
Total number of transactions34
Original $ amount of defaults4$0
Number of defaults0
Default rate (% of total $ amount of financing)N/A
Default rate (% of total number of financings)N/A
$ amount write-offs$0
Number of write-offs0
Write-off rate (% of total $ amount of financing)N/A
Write-off rate (% of total number of financings)N/A



1Financing defined as grants, recoverable grants, loans, and guarantees.

2Includes full repayments only; does not include partial amortizations or restructurings.

3Number includes only those financings with a repayment obligation; it excludes grants.

4A defaulted loan is defined as one in which the school can no longer make debt service payments and the lender must litigate or foreclose for repayment. This figure represents the loan amount at origination, not the amount outstanding at default.


Last Updated: September 2017


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