Detroit Development Fund (DDF) is a reliable and an engaged partner to all who are committed to starting and growing businesses in Detroit, particularly those owned by people of color and women.

Detroit Development Fund

DDF is a nonprofit, CDFI-loan fund focused on equitable and inclusive economic development in Detroit. DDF provides financing and other assistance to new and growing Detroit-based businesses, particularly those owned by people of color and women, that are unable to meet their financing needs through conventional/regulated sources.


Road to Readiness, Capital Access Work Group

Road to Readiness is a multi-session educational series for design-based businesses, resulting in a individualized roadmap to capital readiness and acquisition. Topics covered will include: understanding your financial statements, commercial lending process, QuickBooks overview, understanding business taxes, record-keeping techniques and more. Registrants who complete all sessions will earn a 1-1 consultation with a small business finance expert.

Design Core Detroit
Invest Detroit

John Schoeniger
Loan Fund Manager
1300 Broadway Avenue #300, Detroit, Michigan 48226