About Reinvestment Fund

Reinvestment Fund is a catalyst for change in low-income communities.

It integrates data, policy and strategic investments to improve the quality of life in underserved neighborhoods. Using analytical and financial tools, we bring high-quality grocery stores, affordable housing, schools and health centers to the communities that need better access—creating anchors that attract investment over the long term and help families lead healthier, more productive lives.

Beginning with the Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative (FFFI) in 2004, Reinvestment Fund has developed a comprehensive and evidence-based approach to improving the food landscape for low-income people. Since that time, it has provided $300 million in grants and loans to healthy food projects. Reinvestment Fund also founded and manages ReFresh, a capacity-building initiative that is composed of CDFI partners across the country, who are among the largest national practitioners in healthy food financing.

In 2017, Reinvestment Fund was appointed by the USDA to serve as the National Fund Manager (NFM) for HFFI at the USDA.