The Vision of DOF is to create a society where financing is readily available to address the gap in housing and related services for people with disabilities and their families.
— Charles Hammerman - Disability Opportunity Fund
  Charles Hammerman - The Disability Opportunity Fund

Charles Hammerman - The Disability Opportunity Fund

 Ken Siri, Eric Silber, and Jeanette Rodriguez - FOC (Friends of Charlie)

Ken Siri, Eric Silber, and Jeanette Rodriguez - FOC (Friends of Charlie)

I met Charlie Hammerman when he first started The Disability Opportunity Fund (The DOF), and this week the fund celebrated their 10th Anniversary at The Princeton Club in NYC. The fund today has:

  • $32 million in assets as of 12/31/17;
  • 73 projects funded; and
  • 19,500 people with disabilities who have benefited from The DOF's financings. 

Charlie is a pioneer in the industry as he took the existing model of CDFI's (Community Development Financial Intermediaries) and focused The DOF on the disabilities market. Today, we are all benefitting from Charlie's (and his wife Nanci Freiman) vision for the disabilities market.

Below is The DOF's Strategic Plan for 2018 to 2022: 

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