About Us

Our Programs:

Investments in housing and community development
Innovative lending and entrepreneurial support
Advisory support for community and economic development
Professional education and training

Stories of Impact



In the coming months, we will launch sustainability-oriented innovative training series. 👉🏼 Learn more about our commitment to a green future.


NDC is now Grow America.

In a time of unprecedented growth, we’re proud to be the country’s first and most dedicated community and economic development nonprofit.

Our programs

Investments in housing and community development

Our experience and expertise goes beyond just investing in community development initiatives. We bring together local governments and public agencies, nonprofits, and developers from the beginning of the project, helping them to structure the financing and build the technical capacity of the local community.

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Innovative lending and entrepreneurial support
We have been lending to small businesses and nonprofits for more than thirty years. We help borrowers develop equity, create jobs, and build their communities from within.

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Advisory support for community and economic development

Our advisors bring together other Grow America services and our deep well of expertise and contacts. We work with our clients to understand your goals and challenges, and then we develop a customized plan to help them achieve their objectives.

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Professional education and training

Our training program, the first in our field, builds development finance capacity in professionals working at every level and for every sector of the economic, housing, and community development profession. We’ve trained over 85,000 people in the art and science of economic and housing development finance.

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Stories of impact

Everyone Can Achieve

Wilmington, DE

Nuevo Acapulco

Fairview Park, OH

Churchview Senior Supportive Living

Chicago, IL

It Takes a Village Childcare Center

Syracuse, NY

Small business, big impact.

We’re now accepting small business loan applications online. Are you ready to get started?

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We plan to invest more than

$10 billion

into communities around the country over the next 10 years.